A “Snack” on Sunday

(Originally posted on my old blog on August 13, 2009)

Last Sunday, while my husband was working in the yard, he save a little hummingbird from our cat “Paws”. The little guy had a broken wing, and we discovered that it was illegal for us to keep him, even if to nurse him back to health. Kevin named the little guy “snack” since he was nearly “Paws'” snack. Kevin took the little bird to a wildlife shelter and the lady there said that it would have to be euthanized. Apparently, for a hummingbird, eating coincides with flying. So even if a person caring for a hummingbird put a little birdfeeder in the box or cage with it, it wouldn’t know how to eat because it wouldn’t be able to fly. So it’s unnatural to just eat without the flying. We hated to see that he was going to have to be put to sleep, but it would be more painless than being crushed in the jaws of a cat.

Good by little “Snack”


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