Prairie dogs are named for their habitat and warning call, which sounds similar to a dog's bark. The name was in use at least as early as 1774.The 1804 journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition note that in September 1804, they "discovered a Village of an animal the French call the Prairie Dog." Its genus, Cynomys, derives from the Greek for "dog mouse".
Deer: Path of the heart, reclaiming our truth and innocence, regal, gentle yet fierce. Awareness of the subtle energies and truths that surround us. This sweet deer photo gets many re-pins. I think its the sweet gentleness there in the expression.