Success is not final, failure is not fatal - it is the courage to continue that counts.
- Sir Winston Churchill

Sunday, May 13, 2012

One good deed...

Remember our little burglar from the other day?
Not sure if it was really him (or her) but today almost ended very badly for him.
I was sitting at the computer early this morning when I saw a cat jump our fence and come into the yard.
I went to the back door to "shoo" her out, when I realized she was after a squirrel. I opened the door and yelled at her thinking she hadn't hurt the squirrel yet. The cat ran off and the poor little squirrel just laid there and wouldn't even run away from me - NOT a good sign. Now I love watching the antics of the squirrels in our backyard, but I'm not dumb enough to just go and grab it. So, off to the garage I went in search of some good gloves. After finding some pretty heavy duty leather gloves I went back out and tried to pick up the critter - all he could do was run in circles! He was still pretty quick,but since he really wasn't going anywhere I was able to catch him. He was bleeding from behind his right ear and seemed pretty dazed and confused. So I went and got a box, some birdseed and some water and put him up in Nadia's "tree house". I figured if he would get better he could just up and leave, if not we'd have to figure out what to do with him.
I'm happy to say he rested in the box for half the day and by mid afternoon he was gone. 
Guess he'll be back to pilfer some more birdseed soon... ;-)
Koennt ihr euch noch an unseren "Dieb" erinnern?
Ich bin mir nicht sicher ob er (oder sie) es war, aber heute waere fast toedlich ausgegangen.
Ich sass heute morgen hier am Computer als ich eine Katze ueber unseren Zaun klettern sah. Da unsere Hunde ueberhaupt keine Katzen moegen, wollte ich die Katze aus dem Garten scheuchen. Bis ich an der Tuere war, hatte die Katze schon das Eichhoernchen erwischt. Ich also raus in den Garten und die Katze verscheucht - leider blieb das arme Eichhoernchen einfach vor mir liegen. Wir alle schauen den kleinen Dingern unheimlich gerne zu, ich bin allerdings nicht dumm genug es einfach so anzulangen. Also, raus in die Garage und ein paar dicke Lederhandschuhe geholt. Das arme Eichhoernchen hatte unter dem rechten Ohr geblutet und konnte nur noch im Kreis rennen. Es war immer noch recht flink, weit ist es jedoch nicht gekommen. Nachdem ich es hatte, habe ich eine Schachtel besorgt, Vogelfutter und Wasser rein und alles in Nadia's "Baumhaus" gestellt. Ich dachte wenn es dem Eichhoernchen besser geht, kann es einfach gehen. Falls nicht, muessen wir uns etwas anderes ueberlegen.
Es freut mich zu sagen, dass er gegen Nachmittag aus der Schachtel verschwunden war und ich ihn beim Baum klettern zusehen konnte.
Vielleicht kommt er ja bald wieder um uns Vogelfutter zu klauen...


8 comments:

  1. Ach Mönsch, das arme kleine Ding ! Ich hoffe, die Katze hat es nicht zu schlimm verletzt. Wie gut, dass Du gerade draußen warst und helfen konntest. Ich finde, gerade die kleinsten brauchen unsere Hilfe. Wie oft geht man achtlos daran vorbei. Und wie schön, dass Dir der Kleine nicht egal ist ! Du bist mein Held !

    :-)

    Eve

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  2. So talented, and now we can add "squirrel nurse" to the list??
    LOL!
    Glad he recuperated. Naughty kitty!

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  3. What a good deed....happy for the squirrel...You can't be upset for his stealing your bird seed...glad it had a happy ending..

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  4. Oh my gosh...you and I are kindred spirits...I would have done the same thing.
    next week you'll be cussing him from stealing, but you did a good thing! Dr. Doolittle.
    xoxox

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  5. It does feel good to rescue the local wildlife. A few months ago we saved a galah that had been stepped on by a cow (we think) and then saved it again when our dog went for it! Someone from the local wildlife care came and got him and as far as I know he was okay.
    Thanks for your kind and thoughtful comment on my post x

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  6. Awwww glad the little feller made a good recovery! Good job on the rescue, Anke :) xxx

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