A Happy Deer

3141220334_2684d5fd25_bAfter the anti-bovidae prejudice that I encountered for my happy goat, I give you a happy deer in the spirit of the season.

I am hoping that the addition of the deer will encourage greater civility and fewer personal attacks on this site. I have a long line of happy animals to compel such anthropomorphic therapy.

10 thoughts on “A Happy Deer”

  1. Hello, you used to write excellent, but the last several posts have
    been kinda boring… I miss your great writings. Past several posts are just a little bit out of track!
    come on!

  2. Nate took a great shot, but disparaging the successor to the dinosaurs. Gekkota envy indeed!

  3. Mr. Turley:

    I took the photo of Happy Deer and I’m humbled that you used it to encourage good will among your members! Happy New Year and continued blogging success!

    1. That photo is sheer genius, Nate. For your service to humanity, I declare you an honorary member of this blog. Despite such pathetic attempts to substitute lizards by Mespo, I remained faithful to your Cervidae vision!

  4. I’ll see your lizard, call your deer, and raise you
    ‘a mousse’.

    Happy New Year!



    In top of a double boiler over hot water melt
    1/2 lb bittersweet chocolate
    3 Tablespoons water (I’ve used espresso…)
    1/4 cup sugar
    Mix well, remove and cool. Add one at a time
    4 egg yolks
    mixing well after each addition. Add
    1 inch scraped vanilla bean
    Fold in
    4 stiffly beaten eggs whites
    Spoon into individual pots. Refrigerate. To serve, dollop with
    1 cup heavy cream, whipped Serves 6-8

  5. I’m usually in and out and don’t always read the comments, but do you really get personal attacks?


  6. JT:

    “… what season is fitting for a happy lizard?”

    Have you never heard of Campaign Season?

  7. mespo,

    That lizard is so cute!


    The deer looks like it has achieved nirvana after years of deep meditation on food.

    BTW–my squirrels have begun the annual eating of the bird feeder as well as defeated my best attempts at suet “lockdown”!

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