Thought for the Fortnight
Thank you, Ann for caring for and taking care of this bird. So many people just will ignore the distress of others...be it a bird or a person. The world needs people like you who will go to lengths to care for another life. It may be "only a seagull"...but that gull feels pain, hunger, fright and love. Thank you for showing your compassion and love!! You surely did the right thing!!
That was a lovely thing you did for that seagull. The rescuers feedback was right, urban areas are no place for vulnerable wildlife and you did absolutely the right thing. I live on the coast and no-one here would be being kind to seagulls, although they are tolerated as a necessary evil. Most often seen as chip-stealing, sandwich-snitching, poo-bombing, rubbish-bag-tearing, screaming vandals. It seems familiarity really does breed contempt.
Thank you, Ann, on behalf of the gull; and thank you from me. The situation prompted the mother in me but also had me think about your very last comment. If we had been perfect mothers, would our sons and daughters have learned as much about life? That is, learned from our mistakes or what we might have done but did not do?
I am impressed by the amount of careful thought and the effort you put into finding a place of safety for this young bird in distress.
I love that you got the feedback to put your mind at ease. The same advice about the environment goes for your concerns about child-rearing in the modern world. I would think any kid or grandkid of yours who knows their mama-grandmama is able to stand on her head and writes for an audience on the world wide web would know you to be a wonder and would be proud they had you as theirs!