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Monday, June 4, 2012
A Little Help is Needed for a Little Orphan
Nancy and Taffy (dog) and Blizzard (horse) found this fawn when they were out in the back fields June 2nd at 4 p.m. This was the third fawn we've found on our property in the past week, and by far the tiniest yet.
Later on the same ride, the three of them came across a dead doe not that far away. We can't blame this one on the wolf pack -- although wild animals had been on the body (be warned, the photo is graphic) a wolf pack would not have left this much behind. Perhaps she was clipped by a car and suffered internal injuries. Perhaps she, being very young, had trouble birthing. There are many things that can go wrong for a wild deer.
The next morning, out again with Taffy and Blizzard, Nancy discovered that the fawn had not moved at all. Still 'sheltering', if that would be the right word, under the same furled up bracken. It had rained steadily pretty much all night. It was still drizzling. It was cold. Spare a moment to think about that -- tiny, alone, curled up in a big scary world, in the rain...
While does can and do leave their fawns for up to 11 hours, this just seemed to be a very long time for a fawn to be left in the same place, in the cold rain. That got us worrying that perhaps the doe we found was the mother of this little creature.
When it was still in the same place, still huddled up, still in the rain, later that afternoon (which meant it had been out for 24 hours in the same spot), Nancy phoned the Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary. When they heard the circumstances, they agreed that the fawn needed to come in.
It's not hard to catch them, at this age. You simply walk up to them and pick them up. Which Nancy did. The fawn screamed for its Mom, a loud bleat that sounds for all the world like "MAAAA". It didn't weigh as much as Napster. It wasn't much bigger (except for the long dangly legs) than Achmed.
Tucked into a box with some towels and straw, it rode to Huntsville, where Nancy met up with Brenda and Nadine from the Sanctuary. Named Bondi, the fawn is doing well, and has already made a friend.
All this, however, costs money, and the Wildlife Sanctuary runs solely on generous donations.
Please spread the word on this, and help Napster help the Fawn. Thanks.
So Napster Felinus is putting on a push to help support Bondi the Fawn. Order a bracelet ($30), an 11X17" standout print ($50), regular 8X10 print unframed ($20) or pack of 8 cards ($20) and he'll give you 10% off the regular price.
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Changing the Season
August is on the doorstep. We currently have no vacancies until September, and our guests are enjoying the lake, the calling loons, the quiet times and all the activities that go with a summer here at Bondi Village. Get out of the city, restore your soul...
This means that we are now accepting reservations for two night stays and weekend packages during September and October -- the fall colours are astonishing, and on our own 600 acre property, there are so many walking trails and lookout views that there's no need to battle traffic into the Park just to see the beauty! Algonquin is always amazing, but during high colour season, best seen mid-week. There are so many other wonderful places around where you can enjoy the autumn without the congestion of the road, and we are happy to direct you to them.
We have great deals during the fall season, for couples, up to small groups of 18 people.
And don't forget Winter -- we've got vacancies for Christmas! We'll provide the tree, and you bring the family.
We've got a fantastic place to gather, enjoy the scenery, relax by a fire, and spend time with family and friends. Whether a quiet couples' getaway, or a family reunion or a club outing , we've got your cottage waiting.
We'd love to hear from you. The experiences our guests have are precious to us. If you have photos you took at Bondi, we'd love to have those as well. You can email them to Nancy at firstname.lastname@example.org
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We are very proud of Napster, our tail-painting cat, who uses his lovely artwork to raise money for charities. This lovely little creature passed away July 2015, but left a huge legacy, having raised over $12,000 for various charities through the sale of his artwork. That artwork, through prints and notecards, is still available. Click here to visit Napster's Blog and visit the gallery of his tail-paintings.
Now sold around the world, he was honoured to have his artwork sold around the globe -- he even has a print with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Click on the following links to enjoy a 'virtual ski' round some of our 15 km. of groomed track set cross country ski trails. Thanks to Altitude and Attitude, North Muskoka gets the kind of winter you can really enjoy. Huge thanks to Eric Prince, the creative mind that made this videos happen!
Click here to enjoy seeing a variety of our trails.
And Click Here for another cross country ski adventure.
and this one, in 2014, just days before the snow vanished, from Hawke Lake on down. Click Here
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