“It’s absolutely adorable.”
Holly Faulconer was fascinated by the brave young fawn who came to grab seed from her bird feeder the first time she saw it.
However, the young deer, whom she named Sassafras, soon began to appear for a very different reason. She wanted to visit Huey, Faulconer’s dog, her new closest friend.
Huey was rescued by Faulconer nine years ago, and they’ve been inseparable since. Huey is fiercely protective of his mother, so Faulconer was taken aback when he began expressing interest in befriending Sassafras rather than viewing the curious deer as a threat.
“Huey was a little confused and definitely wary at first,” Faulconer told us. “I’d just talk to them both and make sure they were both safe.” They just started talking over the fence slowly!”
Watch the first meeting between Huey and Sassafras:
Now, Sassafras comes back often to swap stories with her new BFF.
Sassafras occasionally brings her two babies to visit.
“It’s simply cute,” remarked Faulconer. “I enjoy watching them.”
It makes no difference to Huey and Sassafras that they are different species. What matters most is dependability, friendliness, and, well, being tall enough to talk over the fence.