CANAL FULTON, Ohio - A hard working veterinarian keeps bringing her work home with her. And now, a former patient has become a part of her family.
Dillie the doe is nearly 4 feet tall, weighs 130 pounds and is quite the kisser.
"She's such a loving animal, so full of love and joy and really a gift to us -- a blessing to us," said Melanie Butera.
One big surprise for Dillie, is that this deer is not single. In fact, she has a boyfriend who lives in Florida. But her love interest isn't a fellow deer. He's a farm-raised goat named Kenny.
Butera said there's even a picture of Kenny on Dillie's nightstand.
Butera said she did not plan to take Dillie in as a pet nine years ago. But when she nursed the farm-raised doe back to health and realized that she didn't like being out in the barn with the horses, Dillie started hanging out inside.
Dillie's day starts at 5:30 a.m. She wakes up and goes downstairs to get some cereal, bananas and some tea.
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