What does a baby deer say?
Since we moved in, we’ve seen hoofprints in the grass, and later in the snow on our lawn and front porch. We’ve watched our windows hoping to see the deer who made them.
This morning at 5 a.m., I held Teazer the cat in my arms and gazed out toward the North Branch River in the pre-dawn dark. To my left, our neighbor’s motion-sensor light flashed on. I turned toward it and saw a fawn, backlit and staring my way. It was too dark to bother grabbing my phone to take a photo. I watched him.
The fawn mustn’t have seen Teazer and me, because he ambled toward us and slowly walked around the outside of the house, pausing to nibble shrubbery. On the front lawn, he accelerated to a trot, then a playful, awkward gallop, like a ‘nip-crazed cat. After a few sideways leaps, he bounded away to the frozen river.
When you drive north up Elm Street, you might have noticed the big solar panels on the white split-level ranch just as the speed limit goes up to 30. As renovations to our home and business head toward completion, Chris and I look forward to welcoming you in person. We’ll be offering craniosacral therapy, massage therapy, and foot reflexology. I’ll be teaching gentle yoga for bodies feeling the effects of aging.
On October 8, 2014, Chris and I closed our Rutland practice of 17 years and moved to Montpelier with our two cats, Teazer and Sammy the Serpent. We all love being here.
To you we say, Good morning, Montpelier! Like a fawn bounding into a new day, I offer a heartfelt welcome to you, our community, and invite you to visit Massage Vermont’s bodywork blog again and again.