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Peaceful Kingdom by Kay Kempton Raade

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The lessons we learn from the animals ~ if we’re paying attention:

This is not a composite. Tyson, the old groundhog, climbed in the box to be with the whitetail deer fawns. North Carolina, USA

The deer were awaiting transport to another rehab facility to be raised and released. Tyson had been hit by a car years before and lost his teeth. He was unreleasable and lived with a rehabber who chopped his veggies lovingly.
I peeked in to check on the deer and found they had company and seemed very comfortable with their big, warm friend. Later, Tyson went back to his large dog crate and one fawn got in with him. The other fawn was standing at the door making little bleat sounds and trying to get in too.

Wildlife, people, dogs, ranches, mountains, cameras.

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  • Istvan froghunter
    Istvan froghunterover 3 years ago

    Fabulous work Kay!

  • Thanks, Istvan.

    – Kay Kempton Raade

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyover 3 years ago

    Absolutely marvellous, Kay! What a heart-warming image and such a delightful story to go with it! Isn’t nature simply amazing!

  • Thanks, Mike. I should have asked for help on a title!!

    – Kay Kempton Raade

  • artfulvistas
    artfulvistasover 3 years ago

    Oh Gorgeous!!!

  • Thanks so much!! ;)

    – Kay Kempton Raade

  • Babcia
    Babciaover 3 years ago

    Great work!

  • Thank you Barbara.

    – Kay Kempton Raade

  • Maria Elena  Black
    Maria Elena B...over 3 years ago

    I love how you transformed the original! Great job!

  • Thank you so much, Maria Elena.

    – Kay Kempton Raade

  • Helen Akerstrom Photography
    Helen Akerstro...over 3 years ago

    How precious Kay! It’s so inspiring to see how these little critters can snuggle together and get along. Beautiful work with your textures… xxx

  • Thanks, Kidlet, they were so happy to be together. Thanks for your support and thoughts. xoxomom

    – Kay Kempton Raade

  • joycee
    joyceeover 3 years ago

    Lovely work Kay!!

  • Thanks so much for leaving a comment.

    – Kay Kempton Raade

  • joak
    joakover 3 years ago

    jeez oh brill an lovely shot

  • Thank you, a beautiful thing to say.

    – Kay Kempton Raade

  • Rick  Friedle
    Rick Friedleover 3 years ago

    Great capture!

  • Thanks, Rick.

    – Kay Kempton Raade

  • Meladana
    Meladanaover 3 years ago

    Aww really beautiful and such a sweet story…poor Tyson :(

  • Thanks so much. Tyson had a great life and turned gray around his mouth. Nobody knew how old he was when he just went to sleep and stayed.

    – Kay Kempton Raade

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