My husband & I were returning from running some errands today, when we found ourselves in a life-saving situation.
As we turned the corner towards home, we noticed something in the middle of the road. At first glance it looked like a rock. Had it not been for the little bit of red, we would have driven on past.
Agreeing that we needed to turn the car around to have a better look, we immediately leapt into action. Pulling in front of our victim, my husband used the car as a shield to protect both the victim & myself.
Donning my gloves for protection, he & I exchanged a look. Me with my best, “it’s okay little fellow, I’m here to help you” look, him looking rather dubious but knowing he was in no position to argue.
Trying to assess his injuries, I thought our best option was to at least move him safely to the grass & let nature take its course. My first 2 attempts to gently scoop him up, resulted in him flapping his wings & hopping forward. Both times he looked up at me as if to say, “man I almost had it!”
On our 3rd attempt, we hit the jackpot. As I lifted him up in my gloves, he took flight, finding his wings once again, much to the delight of the Mom & 2 children who were standing by watching our little rescue mission.
All of us let out a little whoop of delight, as we watched him fly away, hoping that our little friend made it home safely.
I am certain he is sharing his story with his peeps!
Hope you are having a wonderful day!