Marian's Hunting Stories, etc., etc., etc...

Marian's Hunting Stories, etc., etc., etc...
Stories of my hunting experiences with family, friends or whatever else I want to blog about.

A Dixie Lady Deer Hunter

Article by Fred Messina, editor of "On Target Outdoors" from The Vicksburg Evening Post on Friday, January 19, 1990. Photo by Bob Phillips.

Bob Phillips came up the other day with a photo of his wife Marian and a deer she got on Brown's Point New Years Eve. The deer was an 8-point with 16 inches of inside spread that weighed in at 190 pounds. A nice trophy in anyone's book. However, the tale Bob told is that this was Marian's fourth deer this year and he claimed that he would have done better than he did if he had not spent so much time hauling Marian's deer out of the woods. Come off it, Bob. We all know who the hunter was.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Noah The Dove

Someone sent me this sweet story about these little bunnies, who are about 6 days old, that were attacked by a dog and orphaned. Two out of the litter of five did not survive, and these three were not doing very well.

Noah is a non-releasable, one-legged homing pigeon/rock dove that is in the rehab center. Noah kept going over to the bunny cage and looking in -- even sleeping in front of the door to the cage.

Then, suddenly, there were only two bunnies in the cage. But when Noah moved a bit from the front of the cage to everyone's surprise...there was the tiny bunny...under Noah's wing...sound asleep! That little bunny rabbit had crawled through the cage, preferring a featherbed, no doubt to snuggling up with its littermates!

Now, they are all together and the bunnies are doing GREAT. When the bunnies scoot underneath Noah's feathers, he carefully extends his wings out to surround them and then they snuggle. When one of them moves and they start sticking out here and there, he gently pushes them back under him with his beak! It is beautiful and amazing to see...

This is what God does with us when we need the warmth and love He offers. He gathers us under His loving wings to a warm cradle of protection. All we need do in return is give Him the thanks and praise for being with us.

Update on Noah the dove/pigeon:
Noah the Pigeon is owned by Bob and Georganne Lenham of Wild Rose Rescue Ranch in Texas.  Here is a follow-up of this amazing story.  Although the bunnies seem to be their favorite, Noah helps out with many rescue babies at the ranch.


Noah's first litter of bunnies, almost raised and ready for release...


How wonderful it is to have a full-time soft-feathered nurturer at the rescue ranch! He cuddles with all the babies as they snuggle under his warm feathers...and he "coos" as if singing them to sleep with a lullaby.
Noah is truly, truly a God-send.

He will cover you with His feathers
And under His wings you will find refuge.
Psalm 91:4

7 comments:

kmurray said...

I don't think that I will ever cease to be amazed by nature! What a great story. Thanks for sharing it Marian ;-)

Marian Love Phillips said...

You are so welcome...this is what I like post that warms the heart.

Thanks for coming by kmurry! :)

CDGardens said...

It sure helps to have someone that speaks animal as a helper to give aide to the young and injured.

Marian Love Phillips said...

You are so right CDGardens. Thanks so much for dropping by. :)

Long Ridge Deer Camp said...

Marian, this is a wonderfully uplifting post. I love news such as this, and things happen like this on our farm all the time, so it makes it so meaningful! Thanks! Jack

Ian Nance said...

That's pretty cool. Thanks for sharing!!!!!!

Marian Love Phillips said...

Thanks Jack and Ian...was more than happy to share and it had a Biblical message as well!

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