Saturday, March 27, 2010

A Wise Woman???

Ben, my son, says it's a sign of wisdom when a squirrel climbs up your leg--or something like that. Well I must be one wise woman...

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We had a couple of cedar trees cut down at a rental house because they were too close to the house. It's aggravating when folks don't consider the size something will be when it's mature. I really hated having to do it but they were ruining the roof.

When one of them fell, 2 baby squirrels went flying. I didn't see it. I was upset enough when they told me. I walked over to where the guys were. One of them was looking for the babies. Then...one ran over to me...and attached to my jeans. Isn't it cute?

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So I reached down and picked the little fellow up. I didn't know if he would bite me or not but he was climbing up my jeans and I didn't want him to go up my shirt. I would have had to take it off in the front yard. That would not have been good!

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He was scared but amazingly calm while I held him. He was so cute. I wanted to keep him but after I decided he was old enough to forage for food for himself, I realized that he was a wild animal and would live longer in the wild than in a cage. I don't think that's how he would have chosen to live if he'd been given the choice.

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Rentman was snapping pictures of him and decided he wanted to hold the little guy. When I went to hand him to him, I guess he (the squirrel) got frightened.

Well, this is where he ended up and Rentman was screaming like a little girl--well maybe not that bad but he makes fun of my son who does NOT like spiders. When he sees a spider, he screams like a little girl. So I had to joke with him about the baby squirrel. After I got him off of his cap, he decided I was doing better with it.

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So I got him calmed down again and wanted to keep him so bad. Look how cute he is! Look at those little eyes! He was just a little snuggle bunny. But--I knew what I had to do.

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So I took him over to the pile of branches where hopefully he would find his sibling and mom.

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And I choose to believe that they are all living happily ever after. Don't spoil my story for me! Okay??? Just let me live in my little fairy-tale world. I'm happy here!

3 comments:

Laura said...

Mott, that is SO FUNNY! I was laughing so much I had to call my husband over to show him. The picture of Rentman with the squirrel by his ear is HILARIOUS. His face is priceless!!!! I would have been so torn too; wanting to keep the little guy. You did the right thing though. What a great post!

Donna Boucher said...

You are like NOAH!!!

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh my word! Animals just love you! I have to show this to my son when he comes home from school! He loves animals and he is going to FREAK out about the baby squirrel! I am believing that they all live happily ever after too!