Junkie earned her moniker by being the first deer to wholeheartedly embrace the allure of bread when we first introduced it. At the mere scent of a freshly opened multigrain toast package, she would promptly appear, swiftly overcoming her initial trepidation about approaching for a bite. As the pioneer in displaying signs of a bread addiction, she was playfully dubbed Junkie. However, the truth is, all the deer are captivated by the irresistible taste of bread. It's like a deer delicacy, driving them wild!
Given Junkie's initial comfort with venturing closer than her peers and her knack for "climbing the walls" (from beneath) to reach the house where food was frequently dispensed, she quickly caught on to her given name. Today, she responds to the call of 'Junkie'—a signal that may well be another secret code for food in her mind. Nevertheless, we don't mind the association; it's all in good fun.
Spring 2019: Junkie awaiting treats
Junkie loves eating for two even when not in fawn. Sometimes we think she has an ambition of becoming world's fattest deer. Maybe it's like her dream, you know?
'I have a dream!'
Being so daring in her pursuit of food, Junkie is the biggest doe on the farm. When you look at her among the other doess, you think 'oh, here come's the truck'))
On the next picture, granted, Junkie's 11 years older than Deer Ms #182 orange, but notice those fat wrinkles on the back of her neck!
Deer Ms #182 orange and Junkie, Feb 2020
She's pure entertainment. May she live long and fat!
Watch her playing with the swings and grooming herself in this video:
How Junkie became known as an escape artist find out in the story Junkie vs fence.
In the spirit of our times, Junkie is very body-positive and thinks she could even be a ballerina if she wanted, despite her weight. :)
Last modified 11 November 2023 at 13:27