Welcome to our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. Today we have a positive message for our animal rescue pals. Yesterday something very special happened and although we spoke about it on facebook, I’d like to share it here too.
The last few months have been tough because we’ve lost a number of our very-own precious wildlife animals and mom was starting to feel rather alone and asking herself “why” is she putting herself through this. Then thankfully, something AMAZING happened!
We were searching for an injured kangaroo yesterday when we saw a wild Koala – The Son Of ‘MR. BIG PANTS’ (a son of mom’s favorite Koala who went over the Rainbow Bridge last week.) Son Of MR. BIG PANTS was at the base of Mr. Big Pants tree and he started to climb the tree but he stopped and looked right at mom.
Normally Koalas would be asleep at this time of day, but he was wide awake, healthy and magnificent. He stayed with mom – it was as if the Universe said to her: “WE’VE GOT YOU.”
Anytime you see a Koala in the wild, its incredibly special! He then started slowly climbing up the tall gum tree and hung around in the top branches.
THEN MINUTES LATER SOMETHING ELSE AMAZING HAPPENED TOO!
In a grassy clearing tucked away behind some large branches was an adult male Kangaroo, with a second adult male to his side – a bigger one. You rarely see adult males hanging out together – females yes, but not adult males.
And then – a even BIGGER Kangaroo came bounding through the long grass, jumped the stream and stopped about two bounds from mom! SHE WAS NOW STANDING AMONGST THREE ADULT MALE KANGAROOS – THIS NEVER HAPPENS!
These are wild animals, untouched by humans, who stand about 7 foot tall. The biggest male looked straight at mom as if to say: “WHAT!”
“IT FELT LIKE THE UNIVERSE WAS TALKING TO ME, TELLING ME THIS IS WHY IT IS WORTH IT, for those of us who are rescuers, to keep doing what we do,” said mom.
Mom Michele said: “I wanted to share this because we know all animal rescuers go through the same thing, just different circumstances. We do a thankless job, often in solitude, some people yell at us, some people are jealous and blame us because its not them rescuing. And many people couldn’t care less.
After being strong and holding everything together, we sit in the mud and weep over the ones we couldn’t save, we swallow back tears when we need to be strong, and tell others to be quiet when they fall-apart within ear shot of our injured animal. We control crowds, juggle vets, get in specialists, shelter crying children, and its us who carry our dead animal with such tenderness.
Everyone goes away and its just us, by our-self, with our thoughts.
Maybe I’m just becoming a looney, but it really felt as if the universe sent me an abundance of its beauty today, to reinvigorate my dedication to continue rescuing animals. It sent me perspective. For anyone going through trauma after trauma of animal rescue, keep doing what you do because the universe hears you and will answer you right when you really need it. And for this, I am very thankful.”
What are you thankful for this week? Please join our hop and share your week with us. I have been busy zooming to your awesome websites and leaving comments. I highly recommend visiting each others sites – its such a fun thing to do. Hope to see you back here next week too. *waves paw* :=o)