A Very Sad Raccoon Tale ~ A New Years Dedication
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Broken leg or hip? As I was on my way to the drug store, I saw a car swerve. So I stopped. Heavy traffic and all. Smart? No. Would I do it again? Yes. There was a very young raccoon in the middle of the road. I saved this little coon from the middle of a very busy road this evening around 6:30 PM. Soon the police were on site so at least if I got run over, I thought perhaps they may at least get a description of the car that did it. The little coon was already hit, I presume by a car. He sat in the middle of a 5 lane road. One young lady finally did stop and came to help me. I will be ever grateful to her for that. She brought a box from her car and we finally got the little fella in a box. The young lady made several calls to see where we could get him some help. Must find him/her help tomorrow AM as the ER 24/7 animal clinic does not treat wild animals and the Environmental Center is now closed for the day . I just know if there had been a Vet I could have taken him to then, he could have been saved.
(This picture taken after I got home ~ Sept 22, 2011 8:15 PM )
(After I had put in the dry cat food, I realized he was to small to chew it as he had baby teeth, so I added water like the wild raccoons Mama's do who eat here.) It was all for naught but I know I tried and will never regret that -
11:15 PM Shallow, labored respirationâ€™s. Tiny Tim has passed away. The story has ended :-( RIP little one and my Rainbow Bridge family will be there to meet you at the Gate. I am so sorry I could not do more for him. All I know just now is, I am so sorry, yet also so Thankful to the young lady - Ashley Brooks- that stopped to help us.
This story was nominated story of the week by Dorothy Menosky (9-28-2011) Thank you so much Dorothy for nominating my story. I will be ever grateful to you for that.
Thank you Arla Ruggles for nominating this story for story of the week. (10-11-11) Thank you so much Arla for nominating my story. I will be ever grateful to you for that.
Thank you Niharika Sanyal for nominating this story for story of the week. (10-27-11) Thank you so much Niharika for nominating my story. I will be ever grateful to you for that.
Thank you John Linton for nominating this story for story of the week. (11-4-11) Thank you so much John for nominating my story. I will be ever grateful to you for that. Perhaps one day it will win.
I have added a song below dedicated to Tiny Tim and all the animals and people I have lost.
**************** New Years 2012 ***********************
In the The Ones We Love photo essay.
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