The C.A.S.H. Courier Newsletter

Fall-Winter 2013 Issue
Farewell, Precious Penny

Obituary written by Thomas Lee Boles
Two years ago the Courier reported the passing of my sweetheart, Sugar the whitetail deer, noting she had left a daughter, Penny, who was as sweet as her mother.  Now, as the family biographer, I have the sad, proud duty of reporting Penny's passing, on the night of Thursday, July 11, 2013.  She had suffered a respiratory ailment since Fawn-Doe-Rosa opened the first Sunday in May.

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Even while Sugar still lived, it was obvious that Penny was carrying on the family tradition as a world class kisser.  Sometimes I invited people to share her smooches, much to their delight.  Like her mother, she became an ambassador for their kind.  Occasionally I heard a self-confessed hunter express second thoughts, or even regrets, about his former activities because of his observations and experiences.  Many photographs were taken; one photographer said she was "going to use it to teach a nature class." 

Whenever I saw Penny's dainty hoofs stretched out beside me, I remembered an aria from Messiah: "How beautiful are the feet of them that teach peace."
For years it has been Fawn-Doe-Rosa's custom to have a party for my birthday.  Two years ago, I responded with a “Thank You” card that contained a mathematical statement: "1 Penny > $infinity."  She is, and will be, greatly missed.

Penny leaves a daughter, Ava, born August 2012, and two as yet unnamed babies, born the last week of June 2013.  Ava has already given me some wonderfully tender kisses.  Love never really dies; it is passed on.

Penny's full story will be told in Sugar's Gift, published on Kindle.

Thomas Lee Boles of Minnesota is the author of Deer Companions, a book about his long friendship with a white-tail deer he named "Sugar."  In the obituary for Sugar, Mr. Boles wrote: My sweetheart Sugar, who reinvented the art of kissing and starred in Deer Companions, died last Tuesday following a brief illness. Heat stroke is suspected. She leaves a son, Ulysses, and a daughter, Penny, who is as sweet as her mother.

Thomas Boles can be reached at [email protected].  Deer Companions is available directly from Xlibris, amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Kindle eBook. Review at: www.all-creatures.org/cash/cc2009-fa-15.html

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