When the wild deer first saw the domestic cat, he fell head over heels. Fortunately for the deer, his devotion was not in vain; the cat realized he was equally as enamored with the deer.
Heather Raskell and her family were about to settle down for Thanksgiving dinner at Raskell’s aunt and uncle’s house near Medical Lake, Washington, when the two creatures appeared in the garden. They were doing something extraordinary: the young buck was bending down and licking the cat.
Raskell told The Dodo, “We glanced out their back door, and this tiny baby buck was having a field day with this cat.”
The cat seemed to like it, much to everyone’s surprise.
“He was like, ‘Here, get this position, and make sure you get this location,'” Raskell recounted.
“He turned over onto his back and let the deer kiss his tummy at one point.”
The deer refused to come to a halt.
“The buck would say, ‘Oh no,’ every time the cat tried to move away. Please come in. ‘Come in a little closer,’ Raskell urged. “And he kind of nudged him over to him with his tiny hoof.” He was, nevertheless, quite kind. He wasn’t at all violent or cruel to the cat.”
Raskell took out her phone and started documenting the interaction, which lasted approximately seven minutes although she only got a small amount of.
“It was the strangest thing,” Raskell remarked. “He licked that small man for a long time.” And the cat seemed to think, ‘Wow, this is fantastic.'”
Raskell said the cat was “soaking wet” at the end of the odd kiss session.