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...The end of the story

Ok, there is no good way to write this post and if I hadn’t taken you along on my Deer journey I would not post at all…

The other morning I got up and noticed a coyote going down the road and a lot of vulture activity up in the brush close to the road…
So I decided I should go see what was up…
It crossed my mind that it might be one of our cats…
It wasn’t, it was Miss Deer…
Even now, writing this, tears come.
So this will be brief.

My husband believes that she was hit by one of the many drivers who travel this old dirt road much too fast. He thinks he could see evidence of her being dragged to the spot she was in and it was right on a corner. She wasn’t as afraid of cars as she needed to be...
She didn't fear much I don't think.

I feel that she wasn’t meant to be in this realm for long…the neighbors who took her in as fawn lengthened her lifetime here a bit, but it wasn’t meant to be.
Lesson for me….I don’t know.
I miss her...I had come to lover her even though I knew it wasn't wise to let my heart attach to hers....but did I have a choice?

I wish I hadn’t seen her as she was with the vultures.
I did dream of her the other night….
She was chasing a car down the road.

7 comments:

Sue said...

oh dear. Julie, this is SO sad. I really enjoyed being introduced to this beautiful animal in your posts.

Hopefully Ms. Deer is happy chasing as many cars as she wants now in lush green valleys.

Butler and Bagman said...

I noticed that you had started following my post and checked out yours...at a sad time, I see. I'm sorry about the deer. Life and death in nature is hard to watch sometimes.

tisme said...

I feel so sad about the deer. I had come to care about what happened to her. But at least I am glad she did not suffer.
Also she will not be lonely anymore.
Tammy

Deb said...

With each drop of rain, comes new life. It is born and then it dies. A time to laugh, a time to mourn. The cycle of life. Life grows with time, life ends with time.

Ms. Dear was there with you in this realm for the time allotted by the Universe. A blessed time. You now have her in your heart, in the spirit realm to love. She will always be with you.

Kathy L said...

Julie

You were meant to be a part of Miss Deer's circle. She chose you because of your open heart. Even after she left for the bridge she needed to be with you again in your dream. It is her way of communicating that she is safe and whole again and running like the wind. God bless you Julie, never loose your tender heart because our animal friends have so much to teach us. Even now she is with you in that special place in your heart. I am so sorry

K

julie mitchell said...

Thank for taking time to post about Miss Deer...I'm surprised by how tender I am around her loss. I do know that she is in a better, safer place...And I think she and I will meet again. When I'm walking with the dogs now and one of them acts as though the Deer is here I do look to see if maybe I was mistaken and it was another deer, not Miss Deer who met with sudden death....Having her here did bring me many smiles and I certainly learned something about deer and something about having a Disneyland sort of view of wildlife...My vision of having her as part of our family was skewed for sure. But it was a nice vision and worked for me for a long time....I guess it worked for her too. My favorite times with her were when she was napping in the front yard...and I did enjoy that she would recognize me and come running when I was out walking. There was a bond for sure.

Lisa said...

so, what is this meant to teach you dear julie ?
that sometimes the most beautiful things are fleeting maybe ?
I dont know- it saddens me to read this- nature- to vast to even try to understand from our limited human perception xx

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