Today, after a fantastic time biking around town with Maeve & Ryan, I saw the the most horrible, gut wrenching thing. We were just pulling into our street when all of a sudden, right in front of us, a muskrat ran out and got hit by a car.... I've seen animals get hit before and its always sad, but this was completely awful- the muskrat was flopping and flailing around in the middle of the road- it was suffering, and it was suffering for a LONG time... there were no cars coming to put it out of its misery. :( It made me sick- really- I was gagging... I am just thankful Maeve isn't old enough to remember this... because how traumatic would that be for a kid?? As soon as we got home, I hugged my dogs a bit tighter... sometimes you forget the innocence of animals.
Ugh... also, a sidenote- I hate those freaking muskrats... they're sly, sneaky little things. In fact, my uncle was going to come over to our house to shoot the little butts because they build these tunnels underneath the porches... but I don't think I could ever allow that to happen now- I won't ever look at a muskrat the same... I now have muskrat LOVE:)