When I got to work Thursday, there was this little bird sitting on the ground outside out office door. He looked like he was sleeping but when I made noise he did not move. So I picked up a piece of bark and gave him a little push. It did not wake him so I pushed a little harder and he shook his head like "you startled me" and he moved away and went back to sleep. I thought this poor little guy is sick. I kept looking out the glass to see how he was doing. He would move, but always had his head by his wing like he was sleeping. Then I looked out and he was on his side and I thought he was dead. Poor thing. A little while later I looked out and he was up and sleeping again. I decided that I? ahd to do something and remembered that I had read an article about this wild animal sanctuary but I could remember the name. I googled "wild bird" and found a number so I called them. They gave me the number for Care Animal Hospital that was not too far from my house. I called and described what he was doing and they said it sounded like he was just a baby. I asked if I was doing the right thing by wanting to save him and they thought if I left him he would not survive the elements and would be pray to other pests. I decided I was going to save him. I got a box and put a towel in the bottom and then I picked him up and placed him in there. I kept the box in the office until I could leave work. He would just sleep. So I get him to the hospital and they opened the box and they thought he did not make it. The gal went to move him and he popped out of the box onto the counter and when she picked him up he squawked and she siad he was pretty strong. I figure he had fallen out of his nest because they are doing construction right outside our office. I had to sign a waiver to any rights for him and surrendered him to the clinic. Since they operate on little or no funding I gave them a generous donation to take care of him. I felt pretty good about what I did. Well, that was the highlight for my week.
5 more days until Shay gets home for the weekend.
Cowboy Pete by The Pioneer Woman
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