Saturday is PhoBlog Day! Hardly any horses but lots of cats and a deer!

(Bowing my head and thinking of Japan.)

Today is PhoBlog day!  This week, I seem to have collected mostly cat photos…  I know some of you will be very happy!

I also posted a pictorial that I found amusing about a deer who lives with a family INSIDE their home.  They say the deer is potty trained!

Here we go!


Talented kitty!

I feel like this some days...


Such a good dog...!



A big horsey smooch!


I love these faces! Click image to enlarge.

Interesting composition. Click image to enlarge





Dillie  the deer acts just like a house-trained dog as  she walks up the stairs and lounges around on  her owner’s bed.?Living  with vet Melanie Butera, in Canal Fulton, Ohio,  four-year-old Dillie is so spoiled she is served  linguine in bed.?She  has even managed to work out where a deer that  lives in a house should go to do her  business.


: Dillie the deer polishes off a plate of linguine in her owners' master bedroom


Taking  full advantage of Melanie and her husband  Steve’s generous hospitality, Dillie even gets  to enjoy their swimming pool and five acres of  property on which to run around on.?Living  with the Buteras since she was three days old,  Dillie now knows how to turn lights on and off  and how to take ice from the dispenser in the  fridge.?’We  took a call from a local farmer at 3 am one  wintry night,’ said Melanie, 48. ‘Dillie’s  mother was not taking to her and he asked if we  wanted to try to nurse her back to  health.?’We  put her on an IV drip because she weighed four  pounds and got her back up and running after  around two weeks.?’We  then realized that she couldn’t go back to the  farm and live with the other deer and she  couldn’t live with our horses because they  scared her too much.

Dillie plays around with Lady, the dog of the house

Leaving  her in the capable hands of her eight-year-old  poodle Lady, Melanie decided that Dillie was  going to become the Butera household’s latest  pet.?’She  developed cataracts and this meant that she had  to be cared for in a sensitive manner,’  explained Melanie.?’She  would hang around Lady and she very quickly  learned to act like a dog.?’This  became apparent to us when we came home one day  and couldn’t find her downstairs.?’We  walked upstairs and found her standing on our  bed with Lady. She had obviously learned a few  tricks from the old dog.


Dr Melanie Butera and her husband Steve Heathman share their bed in their home in Canal Fulton, Ohio, with Dillie and Lady

Dillie  slept for the first few years at the Buteras’  home in their bed with Lady.?’I  suppose it was quite a cute get together, said  Melanie. ‘Me, my husband, Dillie and Lady all  sharing the same bed.?’My  husband Steve always liked the way that Dillie  would warm his feet up when she layed on  them.’?Fully  house-trained, Dillie now wears a GPS collar due  to a frightening runaway incident last  year.?’She  went missing because a gate was left open on our  property when she was out roaming,’ said  Melanie.?’So  we got this collar fitted to her to keep our  minds at ease.’?Enjoying  a wide variety of meals, Dillie’s favourite is  ice cream and coffee, topped with frozen ice  shavings.

Dillie has the run of the house, and has even learned how to use the toilet.


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2 comments have been posted...

  1. Linda Horn

    Yep, my cats did the TP thing as well. Finally this dumb human learned to turn the roll around! It frustrated them for a few days, so there were still bite and claw marks, but they finally gave up and found other “naughty” pursuits.

    I love deer, but not in my house or bed, thank you very much. I do wish they had a photo of her on the toilet. That would be something to see! I hope Dillie isn’t taken away from them. I think it’s illegal to keep wildlife as pets without a permit, and they often end up a zoos. Hopefully the Buteras have made arrangements so she can stay where she’s obviously well cared for and happy.

  2. Nina

    My cats do that with toilet paper. Especially during blizzards. They must hate being forced to stay indoors. Thank goodness tomorrow is the first day of Spring. Now, they get to go outside and bring me deer ticks instead! Which is better (or worse?) deer ticks or shredded toilet paper? Hmmmm….

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