The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady Deer

July 19, 1906: “Third day of bright sunshine and fifth without rain. Miss Flowerdew gave me two Creeping Plume of the Meadow which she had gathered growing wild in Berwickleyshire. Their conspicuous blooms make fine patches of color among the green blades. Presently the air hangs quite heavy with their distinctive perfume.”  …drops pen and diary, keels over


With apologies to Edith Holden, via Mike Lentz.

Whoa, I Need an Energy Drink

I can feel those mid-afternoon sleepies creepin’ up on me… (and I think I’m getting vertigo from having my head on such a long neck!)

Were you saying something, Lorraine C.? Must’ve dozed off there.

Brayin’ Teasers

You wanna play pin the tail on the donkey with me?

Oh silly, you know that game’s a pain in the ass.


Mule never walk alone, klearchos kapoutsis.

In Case of Fire Use Stares

As if newborn wildlife didn’t have enough challenges, every spring brings new life and in some places it also brings wildfire season. Luckily, rescuers provided a safe haven for this rare pair!

We didn’t start the fire.


No we didn’t light it

But we tried to fight it.


We’re rekindling an old flame from the 2009 Jesusita fire near Santa Barbara, CA. The 3 week old bobcat kitten and 3 day old fawn were taken to a dispatch office by California animal rescuers who had nowhere else to keep them.

Deep Thoughts

Of all the friendships in this great wide world, there is no more heartwarming a sight than that of a boy and his dog girl and her alpaca.


Spotted in Peru by Alex Proimos.

Whoa-mance

Get over me, hon. I’m way outta your league.


Ron S., it looks like Bella is having a little talk with Snickers. Hope Snickers took it well.

THIS JUST IN: Barrelin’ Baby Bison

Chicago’s Brookfield Zoo welcomed a new bison calf May 16, their first bison birth since the 1970’s. After tentatively exploring her surroundings (and a lunch break), the little lady’s ready to start her own personal stampede. Yeeeee-haw!

All tuckered out now:


Full story, more pics at The Huffington Post.

Horse sense, of course, of course.

You can lead a gift horse of a different color to change its spots midstream but you can’t make him shut the barn door.

You can hold your horses but you can’t make ’em drink, jurvetson.

Word to your Mama

I’m such a happy llama; don’t need none of your drama
I’ve got the cutest smile from here to Yokohama
If you’ve got major trauma, like a rip in your pajama,
Just gaze into my happy face until you’re feeling warma.


For a photo with such class, we give thanks to tintedglass.

Limp And Lifeless?

Get your sproing and vigor back with Pronghorn. It’s easy to do if you follow these easy instructions. 1. Watch the video. 2. Run and jump. 3. Drink a bottle. 4. Repeat.

You will notice dramatic results immediately.

You might expect to pay hundreds of dollars for such a high quality program, but guess what? Pronghorn is totally FREE! That’s right, you can feel better at no cost to you.

Try it now, you have absolutely nothing to lose.


Fave Frame™


Results may vary. Bipeds rarely reach speeds matching quadrupeds. Consult your doctor before beginning any exercise routine. This is a product of Queens Zoo and Luke G.

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