This is Samuel, well, actually I don’t know his name. That is what my daughter B named him.
He made his way down a tree and found his way over to my B. The loving heart she has prompted her to reach down for him.
Samuel didn’t mind being held, as you can see. He was an adolescent squirrel that we suspect had lost his mama…..sadly, most likely our German Shepherd dogs being the culprits.
As I held Samuel, my B poured the tears in the hope that we would foster him, since it would appear it was our fault he was orphaned!
Instead of becoming a foster mama, I made him comfortable in a box with a towel and transported him up the road to a more remote location.
When I first took him out of the box and towel and set him on the ground he ran back over to my shoe and climbed on, he was so very frightened. I picked him back up and moved him a bit closer to a small tree. With a bit of prompting he slowly moved into the woods and down a small slope. Bubba was upset that we had to leave him but Hubby was not up to moving a rodent into the house…..I cannot fathom why not?!
After I got back home from my excursion, I explained to my kiddos that wild means just that, wild. God did not design wild animals to be a part of our home. I reminded them that Samuel would be much better off being with his own kind, even though we would have loved for him to stay with us.
We thanked God for the gift of his creations and the joy of getting to have a hands on interactive science lesson.
Be blessed today as you enjoy all of those tiny gifts we are given,