posted on May, 31 2010 @ 12:05 AM
Animals amaze me. They are very trusting and loving if given the chance. I have rehabilitated a lot of wild animals and they always end up loving me
and coming back to visit. With that being said, the other night I went out to sit on my porch and enjoy the warm evening breeze. I was engrossed at
gazing up at the stars when I was startled by the most gut wrenching screams I had ever heard in my life.
I knew instantly that my little dog had caught something, I just had no idea what. The protective intinct in me kicked in and off down the dark yard
I went at a full run, following the sound of this horrible screaming. I reached down in the dark and snatched the critter up and ran back onto the
porch under the light the see that I had in my arms a wild adult rabbit. Aside from some slobber and a scratch, the rabbit appeared to be ok. I took
it in and wrapped it in a towel, figuring it was probably in shock. This rabbit layed in my arms totally calm and even nuzzled me at one point. He
slept in a basket over night, just so i could keep an eye on him and make sure he was okay. He was taken down the road a piece a released into the
woods the next afternoon.
I guess the point for this story is this, you will never convince me that animals do not have feelings and emotions! I believe this rabbit
appreciated my helping him out!
Animals have memories and dreams. You ever see your dog running in its sleep or crying in their sleep... mine do it all of the time. I have released
birds that come back, raccoons, deer, even oppossum... Most animals do not have a violent nature and given time and some tlc , the will come to love
you. Its beautiful really!
I went to work for weeks with purple earlobes because a deer that I was raising wouldn't stop suckling on them... it comforted her and I thought it
was sweet! She was never caged, but she stayed close. I catch her on the trail cam frequently, her and the herd that she joined in January. She would
come on the porch and I would let her in the house long enough for her to eat her favorite food... bananas! If I see a wounded animal, it is my
nature to help it out, and who knows, someday they might return the favor!
Before anyone says it, no I am NOT anti-hunting! But I am all for helping out our furry friends in distress! We do share this earth and their
habitat is shrinking!