Our pet deer Blossom was the only wild animal ever nominated by the New Jersey Veterinary Association for Purina's Pet of the Year award.
This is the true tale of a deer rescue and a human, by Anna Carner
Imagine what life would be like to be loved by a not-so-typical wild deer. Think of the discoveries-full of fun, at times terrifying-as awareness blurs nature's wildlife boundaries and friendship grows.
It was Spring of 1999 when Anna found the fawn, alone and dying in the grassy paddock of Unicorn Hollow, her farm in bucolic Tewksbury, New Jersey. The sick baby triggered vivid memories of her own catastrophic injuries as a small child, and their bond grew strong.
Named Blossom, the pet fawn thrives and matures into a sleek doe with a big personality. She lives in and out of the house-never choosing between her wild herd or the human family who raised her. Protecting a deer within a rural hunting community soon turns into a drama with many ramifications.
Notoriety makes Blossom a target-to look at-or shoot at. Newspaper articles started the conversation. Neighbors and hunters joined up to protect the "Wild Ambassador of Tewksbury." Others bragged about using Blossom as bait and laughed about "Blossom burgers."
A CALL FROM PANGOLIN PICTURES IN NYC - AND THEN AN INTERVIEW. VOILA! BLOSSOM BECAME A STAR IN THE DOCUMENTARY PRODUCED FOR THE PBS 'NATURE' CHANNEL.
*Blossom is featured in the opening scene and in the last five minute segment of the film.
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