May 29, 2014 by Buffy
It has been brought to my attention that my youngest child may have a problem. Here is Spotty! You’ve seen him lately. He looks pretty normal right?
This is Spotty at a recent E.R. visit. Yes, he is still smiling! He is smiling because they just told him he gets to keep his raccoon for 14 days. He caught it in his live trap and took a bloody bite on the finger when he tried to bring the trap to show me his catch. (It was not really an E.R. injury but it was after clinic hours, so the doctor’s office told us to go to the E.R.)
What 10-year-old boy wouldn’t smile at a pet raccoon? His mom was not smiling. I had to keep a raccoon alive for 14 days and watch it for signs of rabies! I had to keep the kid, the dogs and the chickens away from it and keep it alive. It was pressure I really didn’t need, while I prayed it didn’t have rabies.
This is when a friend brought up the point that Brandon always has some animal caught. So I gave a quick glance through my mobile uploads to Facebook. HOUSTON, WE MAY HAVE A PROBLEM!
I guess I should have realized it when he hung this sign next to the front door last Summer.
I went over and over the dangers of wild animals for the whole 10 days, 3 times a day, while he was on antibiotics for his raccoon bite. I really thought he heard me until…..
Yes! That is Spotty again! This time he is holding a baby bird! (A sand piper I think.) Obviously, no lesson learned here. It is going to be a long exciting Summer. Do your kids bring you critters they find? It is normal right?