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    Default Meet Dillie, the domesticated deer who eats linguine in her owners' bed

    Dillie the deer acts just like a house-trained dog as she walks up the stairs and lounges around on her owner's bed.
    Living with vet Melanie Butera, in Canal Fulton, Ohio, four-year-old Dillie is so spoiled she is served linguine in bed.
    She has even managed to work out where a deer that lives in a house should go to do her business.

    House trained: Dillie the deer polishes off a plate of linguine in her owners' master bedroom

    Taking full advantage of Melanie and her husband Steve's generous hospitality, Dillie even gets to enjoy their swimming pool and five acres of property on which to run around on.
    Living with the Buteras since she was three days old, Dillie now knows how to turn lights on and off and how to take ice from the dispenser in the fridge.
    'We took a call from a local farmer at 3am one wintry night,' said Melanie, 48. 'Dillie's mother was not taking to her and he asked if we wanted to try to nurse her back to health.
    'We put her on an IV drip because she weighed four pounds and got her back up and running after around two weeks.
    'We then realised that she couldn't go back to the farm and live with the other deer and she couldn't live with our horses because they scared her too much.'

    Deer's best friend: Dillie plays around with Lady, the dog of the house

    Leaving her in the capable hands of her eight-year-old poodle Lady, Melanie decided that Dillie was going to become the Butera household's latest pet.
    'She developed cataracts and this meant that she had to be cared for in a sensitive manner,' explained Melanie.
    'She would hang around Lady and she very quickly learned to act like a dog.
    'This became apparent to us when we came home one day and couldn't find her downstairs.
    'We walked upstairs and found her standing on our bed with Lady. She had obviously learnt a few tricks from the old dog.'

    Family: Dr Melanie Butera and her husband Steve Heathman share their bed in their home in Canal Fulton, Ohio, with Dillie and Lady

    Dillie slept for the first few years at the Buteras' home in their bed with Lady.
    'I suppose it was quite a cute get together, said Melanie. 'Me, my husband, Dillie and Lady all sharing the same bed.
    'My husband Steve always liked the way that Dillie would warm his feet up when she lied on them.'
    Fully house-trained, Dillie now wears a GPS collar due to a frightening runaway incident last year.
    'She went missing because a gate was left open on our property when she was out roaming,' said Melanie.
    'So we got this collar fitted to her to keep our minds at ease.'
    Enjoying a wide variety of meals, Dillie's favourite is ice cream and coffee, topped off with frozen ice shavings.

    Stairway to heaven: Dillie has the run of the house, and has even learnt how to use the toilet

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    I just love this! The deer looks more at home than the dog does.

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    nobody's going to eat pasta on my bed, let alone a freaking deer! i love that dillie's settled right in though.

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    those pictures are hilarious.
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    I wouldn't have believed this if I didn't see the pictures. Very funny and cute!

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    That deer is a pimp.

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    Cuteness overload.
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    bitches like me live forever!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    They're all hilarious, but the family portrait with the deer standing on the bed had me rolling. I had to send these to my mother and she called me first thing this morning to ask me if this was bullshit and how I thought the deer used the toilet.

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    They could use a king sized bed!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Penny Lane View Post
    That deer is a pimp.
    So true. That photo of him standing on the stairs looks like it came from an episode of Cribs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brookie View Post
    I just love this! The deer looks more at home than the dog does.
    He does!!!! He looks huge on the stairs! I can't imagine...

    "Dillie has the run of the house, and has even learnt to use the toilet." ha ha, I would love to see that!
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    I know it's wrong but when I look at the deer all I can think of is how delicious all that venison meat would be.

    Then I feel horrible because it's so cute. But it would still be delicious. Especially with all that pampering. Tender!

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    its all fun and games until someone gets kicked by a panicked deer.
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