So much to say and I just don’t even know where to begin!
Ok, I’ll do my best to stay on track and tell it all in order.
Thursday afternoon, Dad and I went outside to pick homegrown Gladiolus for Mom:
She loved em and we both got lots of kisses 🙂
Friday, Dad had to go help someone with something so Mom and I spent the day together. We lounged, we laid in the sun, and we napped! Then, when Dad got home, I napped with him too:
All mediocre stuff compared to what happened next.
Picture it…Saturday….flea market day. Mom leaves me behind, comes home with a friend of hers, and a couple hours later, Dad comes home….WITH A COYOTE PUP! Yes…you read that right.
This poor little girl’s mama got hit by a car. So she and her 3 litter mates were all by themselves wandering into the flea market while people were there. So Friday evening, they set live-traps. She was the only one caught by Saturday morning. Can you believe that they were going to drown her?!?!? Clearly, Dad HAD to save her.
Mom went right to work calling all the rehabbers in town to find one who would take a coyote. See, in Florida, coyotes are considered non-native, invasive species. Because of that, rehabbers cannot release the coyote back into the wild if they take it. So by taking it, they are committing to it for the coyote’s lifetime.
After many hours and many calls, Mom finally got a positive response. A wonderful woman would be over first thing in the morning to pick the little girl up.
Ohhhh! Wait, wait, wait, wait, WAIT!
I forgot. Dad ALSO brought home this:
As if the coyote wasn’t bad enough, now there are deer heads floating around!
Never one to pass up an opportunity to scare me out of my skin, Dad scarred me for life:
Notice how ferocious I was….kind of…sort of…okay, not really. Tell me you’d do better with a floating deer head with a skin flap hanging off the top of its head!
Anywho, later that evening, Mom was talking to Dad about Khia and she looked up to see a cloud that looked just like Khia from the side:
Do you see it? The big cloud in the back. Nose pointed in the air. Maybe you don’t but Mom and Dad did. It made Mom happy-sad.
Ok. Saturday: Check!
Sunday: today. Dad went back to the flea market and guess what – they caught little girl’s brother! Dad brought him home so he could go to the rescue too:
Both pups have mange and were going to be treated right away. Let’s keep our paws crossed for them, ok?
So, while the rehabbers were here, Mom and Dad got to see something AMAZING – a little, teeny, tiny fawn:
Did you know fawns make noises that sound kind of like a baby goat?!?!?!?! Mom fell in love. I have to admit, it’s pretty cute. I find it VERY hard to believe that that cute thing is the same animal as that big scary thing that about gave me a heart attack!
Also while they were here, this HUMONGOUS swallowtail was flying around:
So there it is, the zoo outside my house!
I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!