Sîser wakes up early in the morning and shakes up the guerrillas

Even the wildest and untamable animals do not shun the guerrillas and seek even the companionship of the guerrillas.

It is more than astonishing, how even the wildest and untamable animals do not shun the guerrillas and seek even the companionship of the guerrillas. One of those is the doe that listens to the name Sîser. She is quite prominent among the guerrilla fighters and very much beloved as well.

It drew our attention at once and so we set out to go for a visit. She is not leaving the side of the guerrillas even the slightest. And never sheers off. Each time she lags a bit behind, she sprints forth to gain on them or sometimes appears to fall into distress, as if starting crying. Only on the side of the guerrilla she considers herself satisfied to fall asleep. Though Sîser is friendly with all guerrillas, it is in particular the HPG guerrilla Rûgeş Azad whom she sticks most to, since he took care of her from the very beginning. Whenever he calls her name 'Sîser', the little roe deer comes rushing. Guerrilla Rûgeş raised her with a feeding bottle and still feeds her with it.

We are heading all together to the flower field.

Between the doe Sîser and guerrilla Rûgeş a very absorbing relation has been forged. Guerrilla Rûgeş explains it with these words:

"The mountains of Kurdistan are home to the guerrillas since a very long time. Guerrillas have turned themselves to a part of nature. And for this reason all patterns and colours of nature indwell inside the guerrilla. Even the wildest animals come to the camps of the guerrilla do not leave their sides anymore. Sîser is one of those examples. Villagers have caused deliberately or unintentionally the death of the doe's mother and handed Sîser and the other fawns over to the comrades. Sîser had been injured back then and was really small. We took care of her and dressed her wounds. Still now whenever she sets sight on a villager, she goes immediately into hiding and only comes out when accompanied by a guerrilla. But as soon as she sees someone dressed in the clothes of the guerrillas, she happily lollops towards them.

Before I got to see Sîser they said: 'Does are crying for the absence of some humans, or if the persons they are looking for are not there, then do begin to hurt themselves'. People said so but I did not believe it. For instance, we were absent for a couple of days. On returning we saw that she hurt herself. Or was indeed crying in a desperate situation. She became attached to humans. Those characteristics of it drew my attention very much. Wherever we are at day time she is with us. And at night she climbs up the highest peaks. Each day before sunrise she comes to wake us up, as if to wish all comrades a good morning. It is a way of our life. She is always sitting with the comrades. When the comrades mobilize, she accompanies them, too. When one gets angry with her, for example, she gets saddened, and leaves you to go to another comrade. When she does something she is not supposed to do and you get angry because of that, she realizes it. In that case she comes to you and tries to cheer you up. We also have a Wan cat with us. Both have become close friends. Both are adorning our life."