Doe Defies Death: Leaves Four Principles to Ponder

| 1/5/2015 12:40:00 PM

Jamie Cearley, PhDIt’s been three years since we first saw her on that memorable day. She had the same beautiful head and tail as all the others in her herd, but something was different. She didn’t move with the grace of the others, bounding effortlessly across the pasture. She had a bit of a hobble it seemed. Turning toward us, she revealed the hitch, her shoulder bone protruding from her hide. Her flesh was torn and bleeding, she could barely keep up with the others. 

Deer Feature Image 

Bewildered and troubled by what we felt was her certain fate we began to look for opportunities to end her misery. She made regular appearances over the following few weeks but somehow never quite presented the opportunity we were looking for; or perhaps if the truth were fully told, we weren’t really looking all that hard. Each time we saw her we were increasingly amazed, becoming more and more enamored with her ability to survive in the face of such adversity.

Deer In Woods 

Years have passed and occasionally this doe will pop in to pay a visit to our small farm. Catching a photo of her shoulder the other day, where her scar is still visible, was a delight. She frolics with her herd mates with unmatched elegance these days, seeming to have made a full recovery.

Deer Scar

1/12/2015 8:27:29 AM

Thank you Radhi. Hoping you get much accomplishment with as few a scars as possible!

1/8/2015 10:54:04 PM

Loved reading this. So true - our greatest accomplishment is often seen in our scars!