Deer, who are born out in the wild, are usually very elusive creatures. They would do anything to stay away from creatures other than their own. So, when Isobel Springet found a baby deer just near her home, she didn’t know what to do, and she didn’t even know what to expect.
The poor fawn was abandoned by its mother. According to Isobel, a herd of deer, reached their neighborhood, only to be chased away by the neighbor’s dogs. Out of fear and desperation, the deer, including the fawn’s mother, bolted far away from the place, leaving the defenseless fawn behind.
The poor fawn had to cry for hours – hoping that her mom would return. For Isobel’s family, it was a heartbreaking scene. The family’s dog, Kate, a Great Dane, must have felt the same thing, because, after several hours of enduring the desperate fawn’s cry for help, the dog finally stepped in to rescue. The fawn was dying on their front porch.
When Kate brought the fawn to the backyard, Isobel, at that time, had no choice but to care for the poor thing. The family soon named the fawn Pippin. But Kate’s and Isobel’s efforts weren’t for nothing. As the fawn grew bigger and stronger, she learned to love her rescuer – Kate. Ever since Kate rescued her, the duo became good friends.
Pippin may have been spending most of her time in the forest, but she regularly visits Kate to play and to bond with each other. Here is a video of the duo when Pippin was still very young:
And here’s another video of the pair several months later:
Unfortunately, Kate passed away in 2014. But duo’s legacy lives on. Kate and Pippin’s story reminds us that friendship may transcend even beyond species.
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