“Phyllisology”

Published: Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 02:47 PM.

Whatever it is, bad, terrible or worse (the Chicago Bulls losing), Phyllis finds good in it.  She loves the Bulls and will call me late at night and tell me what channel they are playing on.  I’m not much on the NBA, but I always thank her.

After the bugs, she started talking about deer and how many she used to see in Virginia when she would come to visit.  Again, she said the reason was that we took their home and “they have no place else to go.”

I try to explain to her that we need to make difficult decisions on the bugs and the deer, but she’s 92 and I’m not going to argue with her.

Phyllis then went into about a 20 minute dissertation on deer having hooks on their heads (antlers).  She wanted me to understand that deer weren’t born with those “hooks” on their heads.  Of course, I made the mistake of asking her, “Why not?”

She explained to me that the hooks/horns would tear the deer mommas’ stomachs up and they couldn’t get out.  It was fascinating, her logic was sound.  I knew that deer weren’t born with antlers, but Phyllis just has a way with words.

Later that evening, I decided to do a little “Hook Research” on deer antlers.

There were a few things that I found very interesting.  Most deer hunters probably know these things, but they are fascinating.



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