div>When we arrived, we met all six orphans; Nugget (she was from Nome), Volga, Beverly, Jose, Uri, and Minneapolis "Minnie". We were amazed by their instant snuggling up to us, bold kisses, and absolute lack of fear. In fact, I have never been mauled more by a litter of puppies! They were just that, a pack of leggy fuzzy puppies who just happen to be the largest members of the deer family, and who just happen to be wild animals. But don't tell them that, because they certainly would reject the notion, or just be too busy licking our ears to notice any logic directed their way. They sat on our laps, chased us around the pen in a merry game of tag (who needs Spain and the running of the bulls?) nibbled on our coats, sucked on our fingers, gave "kisses" and lay contentedly in one big pile of furry softness as the girls nestled in with them. Yep, an unforgettable experience. For all of us.
I was one happy girl, with all of that baby sweetness around me! Here I am, trying to make them take turns with kisses and wild affection!
Michael got his share of moosey lovin too...........
Penelope and Minnie, taking a snooze in the moss.
Chena and Beverly!
Penelope loves Jose!
Little Nugget, from Nome:
Hey, those are EMPTY bottles, and that one isn't even YOURS!
The girls teach the babies how to eat browse.They are learning how to pull leaves off of the branches. They mostly wanted to pull at the girls' sleeves......
What a fun day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We talked all the way home about the babies, their individual personalities, and how much we enjoyed our time with them. I am pretty sure we will return soon, to see how they are growing and changing.