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Monday, November 5, 2012

Why did the turtle cross the road?

To save the baby duck.
Montana spent the summer with me and she thought it was completely boring. So I asked her, “What could we do that you would think is fun?” “Let’s go see Magic Mike.” Channing Tatum without a shirt is something that appeals to all generations. On the way to the movie we saw a turtle trying to cross the busy main thoroughfare. She yelled for me to stop and she climbed out. I had to go ahead because there was no place to pull over or turn around. When I made it back to her she was holding a baby duck.
“I’m pretty sure that’s not a turtle.” She reported that the turtle had been hit and she found the little duck trying to cross the street. His mom was already dead and on the side of the road. “Poor guy. I bet he was looking for his mom. Can we please take him to the emergency vet?” So forgetting the movie, we found an open pet clinic. They said they couldn’t take him but there was a bird sanctuary about a half an hour away. After dropping him off, Montana said, “That’s the most fun I’ve had all summer.” If I would have known that, I would have dragged her around looking for road-crossing animals to rescue. Next time.

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