I’ll be the first to admit this video of Burger isn’t very exciting. But in so many ways it captures the way we see him everyday.
I was actually trying to take a picture of him, but accidentally had my phone on video mode. But I’m glad I took the clip because I’ve always wanted to capture what I call “Burger’s Wake-Up” routine. This isn’t all of it – there are multiple rounds of yawning, stretching to the front, stretching to the back, rigorous shakes, and, um, some licking – but in case I never get the whole bit on camera, at least I’ll have this. You know, so we’ll always remember that yawning is a full facial event for him.
Clara and I were playing in the office one morning when something caught my eye out the window.
Don’t see it? Let’s get a bit closer.
In case you still don’t see it… or see all of it (since it took me staring in real life for a few minutes), here’s what was lounging out in the woods beside our house.
We’re not strangers to deer around here (as anyone who has followed our Instagram feed lately knows) and we’re so accustomed to them we no longer break out the camera at every sighting… but there was just something about watching them completely relaxed – sleeping even! – that was fascinating to me. And to see 8 of them at once was pretty cool too… although I did see a herd of 16 grazing next door the other day. If only they had been standing close enough together for me to capture them all in one photo.