Friday, May 16, 2008

Great Dane and Baby Deer

It's really hard to follow yesterday's Quote of the Day with a post complaining about the world. That sort of thing would say, "Failure!" I just can't do it. Yet. So I'll put a nice post in between as a buffer against blame.

Photo credit: Richard Austin

The Telegraph (UK) reported May 11, 2008, on an unusual adoption.

Doe-eyed Cindy would have been left all alone in the world were it not for the strong paternal instincts of the Great Dane, who is as protective of her as he is his puppies.

Staff at the Secret World Animal Rescue Centre in Highbridge, Somerset, have been caring for Cindy since she was found close to death when she was days old.

The 9st [126 lb.] dog towers over his spotted companion, who he gently nuzzles and accompanies on daily walks, ever watchful.

The two-week-old fawn returns the affection by rushing over to her trusted friend whenever she is in need of reassurance.

Come this autumn however, carers hope Cindy will be confident enough to leave her companion and join a herd of roe deer in the wild.

There's another great photo of Cindy and Rocky, the Great Dane, in the Telegraph article. What a dog!

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