Saturday, June 22, 2013

life lesson number (who knows?)


friday night bennett was taking his girlfriend home when they drove upon a mama raccoon who had been run over and her three babies watching from the side of the road. {pitiful} so they hopped out, scooped up the babies,  turned them loose in the volkswagen and then loose in my studio.


mary claire instantly fell in love, i grabbed my camera and charlie (our dachshund) went berserk! a wiener dog's dream come true x3!



after charlie was pinned up, they ran out of my studio and into the woods, up a tree... but not before biting and scratching bennett's girlfriend ~ who just wanted to cuddle ;)  it was a small bite but enough to make a late night call to an animal control friend ~ just in case. i then learned that raccoons are the number one carrier of rabies in the state of south carolina. even if they look healthy. 

{insert} doctor calls, dhec forms, tests, needles, hours of waiting.

yes~
bennett and his girlfriend spent all of saturday in the ER getting her first round of rabies shots. and yes they hurt like crazy.


2 comments:

Jo said...

They certainly look sweet, and it was a true act of kindness, but painful life lesson ~ hope Bennett's girlfriend is feeling better. Ouch!

Jo

CathyMA said...

Oh, hard lesson to learn when they were just trying to do the right thing. Rabies shots, yikes!

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