My wife and I are in the midst of moving and things have been hectic to say the least. Because of our moving schedule and jobs I have not been able to participate in events like Fighting Bob Fest. I wanted so bad to meet many of you. The move packing is almost done and I got quite the surprise when I walked out to our apartment complex dumpster late this morning. As I was about to throw some items inside I saw a large bundle of gray fur toward the back of the dumpster. My first thought was that some S.O.B. had killed something and dumped it there. Then much to my relief I saw three sets of adorable eyes staring back at me.
Three young raccoons had somehow found themselves stuck at the bottom of the dumpster. Gee, I wonder how that happened? Now I went into rescue mode. Two of the little guys seemed very curious about me and were okay with my presence. However one of the little ones let out a hearty growl each time I got close to them. After some searching I was able to find a couple of long wooden boards and made a little ramp for them to get out. Two of them climbed out right away and bolted while the third little one hung around for a little while as to say thank you to me.
With all of the massive killing and brutality that I fight to stop each day, this was a nice ray of light. I have personally saved many animals over the years but this is the first time I actually felt that the little ones appreciated what I did for them. Maybe it is just my imagination but I really saw appreciation in the eyes of those little raccoons. I think that most animals know what is in our hearts and these guys knew that I was not going to hurt them. I hope that they think twice before dumpster diving again though.