Ferretherder Donating Member (872 posts)
Sat Sep-06-08 02:43 PM
A little moment to share with my DU friends.
I got up around 7:00 am this morning, and, as usual, headed for the bathroom. I couldn't help noticing Mr. Big, our big, plump male ferret, scratching and clawing at the wooden blinds at one of the windows facing out toward the pool. I thought this somewhat odd, as he is hardly EVER interested in looking out of this window. I went on to the bathroom and when I came back out, he was STILL going at it with the window blinds - the window being close enough to the floor, and there being a box he could climb up on, also. I felt obligated to raise the blinds a little to let him have a look, so I pulled them up enough to let him get in the widow sill and peer out. When he got in the window, he seemed to want ME to look, as he seemed more intent on just having gotten me to open the blinds
. A quick glance at the pool made me realize that there were ripples coming from behind the edge of pool wall - the water being about 6" below the top of the wall. I am used to saving exhausted frogs from the water because they get in and don't realize there is no way to climb back out. I figured I would go save the little fellow in a few minutes, when I got some clothes on and was a little more awake. Then the little creature swam out from the edge of the pool wall and into view. It was a VERY exhausted field mouse or small brown rat. I have never seen one of these animals get stuck in the pool and my heart immediately went out to the poor little thing. I ran and got my pants on and climbed out the window(the pool, once for the trailer park residents, now private, has a fence around it with a gate that stays locked) to help the nearly drowned rodent to safety. He was barely able to stumble away under his own power, but I believe he probably was OK after he was rested up. I came back in and hugged Mr. Big and told him he was a hero.
Yes. I know it was probably just a coincidence, but it sure did provide a bright spot in my life in these days of unrelenting negativity and seeming hopelessness that our once proud country finds itself in.
One sweet moment.
Anybody else had a little 'pick-me-up' moment, lately?
(Mods, if this subject needs moving, feel free to do so - I'm not so up on the rules around here anymore)