I received a baby squirrel tonight that was in a critical state. I was really upset at this entire situation because this family wanted to keep the squirrel and raise him as their own. Just over two weeks ago when I received the initial call I did my very best to get them to bring the squirrel to me. To make a long story short and to just summarize it all...after lots of conversing and drama about this baby I realized that this family was just trying to help and do the right thing. But "doing the right thing" is often compromised by sentiment or affection. Which often leads us to doing the wrong thing. This baby died just about two hours after being dropped off. After getting a phone call from the father and really listening to him about how they really had nothing but good intentions and hearts full of love I honestly feel bad now for being upset. I was never rude or short with them in any way shape or form but my heart was hurting to see this baby suffering like he was. In the end I appreciate people like him and their families too because far too many times we see the actions of those who really don't care or have absolutely no regard for life.
So, my thoughts and gratitude go out to this family who really did do their best to care for another life.
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Tonight my friend Sarah and I went for our daily walk. And just like any other night Sarah is pretty entertaining. However, tonight Sarah learned a valuable lesson with regard to karma. We (lol) were on a mission to get our walk on with serious results. By that I mean we were booking it! We even jogged a bit. Which if you ask Sarah she hates it when I start running. So anyway...we were on the way home with 11 minutes to go and I say, "lets go! we've got 10 minutes to finish this" and so I take off running. Sarah tells me how tired she is and we should walk...I tell her to stop talking and we won't be so winded. So, she follows that up with, "I should push you down and make you skin your knees!" me: no don't do that because that will hurt. Sarah: well then I'll just push you on the ground and I said yes that would be better meaning it wouldn't hurt so much! Literally not 2 minutes go by and Sarah takes a fall! Yup...a fall! I had slowed down beside her while her arms and (laughing so hard right now I'm crying) legs were going everywhere. You know like the super big circles! Well I saw the entire thing in sloowww motion I swear. She SKINNED HER KNEE, then her wrist, scratches on the back of her hand, her thigh and...her chinny chin chin! OH my! I was laughing so hard trying to ask if she was okay and I had to sit down on the sidewalk to keep from peeing my pants! She is okay, skinned knees and all but it was too funny. I'm thankful that she didn't get seriously hurt.
See the really funny thing about this is that Sarah and I always joke around about pushing the other down and skinning their knees. LOL....
I don't think Sarah will be threatening to push me down any time soon again! That will teach her to mess with me or karma.
Thanks Sarah for being so entertaining all the time. I love you girl! And I am really glad that you are okay.
A little something about us...
- m & m photography
- Kentwood, Michigan, United States
- My husband and I have been together for twenty two years now and are still just as happy as we were in the beginning. We have similar interests and one in particular is that we love animals and taking care of them. Mike and I volunteer our time with our local Wildlife Rehab Center (WRC) rehabbing squirrels mostly. Baby squirrels are so adorable and a rare site to most. We have two wonderful children. Which most of the time they totally think their mom is a weirdo. LOL:)