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"What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the Master calls a butterfly." Richard Bach

Friday, March 25, 2011

"I saved his whole entire life!"

"I saved his whole entire life!"
That is what she told the vet and anyone else who would listen.

I have never heard  a better story narration from my four year old!

It started when she scrambled into the house yelling that Romeo (our dog) had an animal in his mouth and it was "squeaking".  

We rescued the lil' feller from the dog but he was hurt pretty bad.  He had a bad gash on it's rear and was so covered in fleas that I thought it was red ants at first.  We found the fallen squirrels nest late in the day.  Actually dad did.  Evidently the high winds of the last couple days had blown it out.

The vet confirmed they had already had 3 baby squirrels brought there in just the last 2 days.

I hated to break it to her that the squirrel would have to be put to sleep.  'Putting to sleep' is such a kind way to say it.  And she did save it from intolerable suffering.  He was so cute and frail.  About a month old the Doctor guessed.  Still on milk.

I don't think she really understood what it meant.  She asked if he would "sometimes come awake".
She was hoping we would get to keep him.

Bless his thumpin' gizzard.  And hers.


Lioness said...

Ohhh my gosh that is soo sweet!!!!

Vicky Kaseorg said...

My dog did the same thing a couple of years ago. We kept the squirrel, fed it gatorade to restore it, then a special milk we got at pet store, and then turned it over to a squirrel rehab specialist. (Yes, there are such things here in Charlotte!) We saw him again just before he was released to the wild- a gorgeous big fat happy squirrel.

Stuff could always be worse said...

Yes a tough situation, but nature. You did the right thing!!

Jenny said...

What a tender hearted girl. Following you...follow me back to my place ;)

momof2 said...

Boy, my 7 year old would have a tough time with that! I love Richard Bach ... we was one of my favorite "first" authors.

New to following you from MBC!

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Veronica Lee said...

Hi! Stopping by from MBC. Great blog.
Have a nice day!

Steph @ MomKaboodle said...

Awww, so sweet! I love that she says she saved his "whole" life. Adorable!

Following you back from MBC.

Glynis said...

What a sweet story. She did save his whole life!
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Healthier And Wealthier said...

Sweet, sweet story. That's one for her baby book. Grab a pen...or just hit print!
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Kenda said...

I remember nursing a flying squirrel back to health with my dad when I was 5 - great experience! Following from the Thurs Blog Hop :) Hope you'll stop buy and say hello @

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