Few things in life are as exciting as shooting your first deer.
Your adrenaline is pumping, your heart is racing and your brain is going a mile a minute. Lois Deeter, daughter of John and Tausha Deeter, got to feel that excitement firsthand recently.
Lois, 13, is a student at Seaman Middle School and shot her first deer Nov. 26 with her crossbow. It was taken on her parents’ farm in northeast Shawnee County.
Congratulations to Lois on her first deer — hopefully the first of many more!
If you have a hunting or fishing photo you’d like to share, send me an email at email@example.com. Be sure to include all of your information and tell me all about your hunt. I’m excited to see all the great photos to come this hunting season.
DOG OF THE YEAR: Some bad news for our Dog of the Year readers.
Buffy, the defending champ, will be spending the winter on injured reserve.
Buffy, who is deaf and has no fear of vehicles, has a habit of laying in the driveway. Unfortunately, that led to her accidentally getting her leg run over.
Luckily, however, she only sustained a hematoma to the back leg and a bruised front foot and has no broken bones. She’ll be spending this Christmas in her candy cane-colored leg wrap. Her owner, Barb Thomas, said they felt awful for putting her through such an ordeal. Accidents happen, Barb, and I’m sure she isn’t holding a grudge. As you are now carrying her up and down stairs, she’s probably happy with the extra attention and care she’s receiving.
My own pet, Taco Cat, also had an unfortunate health episode recently and required hospitalization after his urethra got blocked up by a kidney stone. Luckily, he’s doing much better now and Bootsy’s babying him, so hopefully our pets will both be doing better in time for the holidays.
To enter your dog, cat or other animal in the Critter of the Year contest, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your animal’s name, breed (or species), picture and a good story about it. Don’t forget your own name and city of residence!