Wednesday, December 28, 2016
I think this is turning into a rant ~ which is why I haven't been posting. I guess I need to get it out of my system. I have been a deer hunter all my life. I understand the wanting the venison part. But, to have to shoot the neighborhood pets we all love ~ I just can't understand that. I was so perturbed, I didn't even go out hunting this year. I had bought my license and thought I would. Altho, I haven't been all that enthusiastic about it the last few years, I still have gone. It is also getting really difficult to find a deer I don't know! And, I refuse to shoot someone I know..... But, when they got shot ~ I just couldn't find the interest in getting out there and doing it. The first week it was too warm anyway. We don't have a walk in cooler and it was staying 65 degrees in the garage! We will see what happens next year. I might be done! I still like my venison ~ and being a lot self-sufficient. But, I like my pets too!
This old boy, taken during that week before hunting season when he got back here ~ (too early) ~ finally ran out of luck this Fall also. A neighbor down the road about a mile had his 12 year old grandson here hunting. They got him ~ the boy's first buck. Buck of a life-time while hunting with Grandpa. I guess it doesn't get any better than that. At least, in their case, they didn't know about this deer. But, what a first deer for a boy! I sure do miss this guy tho. He always loved to page me at my window in the basement for treats. He always was there waiting for me by the garage for his alfalfa too. Boy, did he love that! Fine deer buddy for the last few years. Been a tough year for losing deer buddies. But, as they say ~ life moves on. It is hard to not get attached to one's friends.
So ~ we will see what the new year brings ~ in many respects. I hope it will be a good one for all of you. I will leave you with a photo of one of my handsome buddies, who is already bald!
Happy New Year to you all ~ and, I promise to post something more cheerful! :)