Some of my friends back home think I should get a dog. I tend to disagree. Dogs are really cool and all. I generally like them, but I like them best if they belong to someone else. They are great companions, but at the same time, they can be a huge commitment. I enjoy the freedom to travel and sometimes am away from home all day. I’m not really into the whole poop and scoop thing, either.
Besides, I already have a whole herd of low maintenance pets, and they don’t cost me a thing. There are deer everywhere around here. Directly behind my house lies an alfalfa field where they hang out. I’ve counted as many as sixteen out there at a time. For me, there is something soothing about watching them graze. Occasionally, I even catch them romping around, appearing to be at play.
These deer clearly know that they are living the good life. There’s limitless alfalfa to feed on, and when they get tired in the late afternoon, some of them take a break in the shade on the north side of the house. Must be pretty sweet.