31 March 2009

A flood of emotions

In Fargo, N.D., where rising waters have thrown the community into a mix of fear and chaos, one squirrel lucked out. Plucked from the rushing tide of a river by rescuers who kept their eyes open as well as their hearts, he was quickly warmed up and given a name: Grover.

The people of Fargo have had enough to worry about, surely: losing all they have known and worked for their whole lives. It is both remarkable and heartening that someone cared enough to see this small fellow struggling against the currents, and to act to save him.

The toll in Fargo has been a high one. It is hard to know who else made it alive out of the angry waters, but this one little fellow did. We wish him well.

8 comments:

Jan 4 Insight said...

Thank you for posting this little story of hope - it brightened my day !

Poetikat said...

I saw your link on FB and hurried right over. Thank goodness he floated onto the shovel! It's nice to see a triumphant story for a change.
He's a cutie, too! They should call him Sam Spade.

Kat

squirrelmama said...

Glad I brought you some smiles, Jan. And Kat, I just love the name SAM SPADE because his rescue is truly a mystery!

Cactus Jack Splash said...

Best wishes to Grover and his rescuers

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

What Cactus Jack says. I concur.

Totally Timmy said...

Wow..I love this story. What a lucky little guy he is. He must have been so cold and tired.

Anonymous said...

We all need these uplifting stories.
BTW, my squirrel is happily ensconced in her window sill/nest (quite a nest). I believe she has little teats. But I see no babies yet. Dallas

squirrelmama said...

Thanks for checking in with the update, Dallas. I hope your squirrel and her babies - wherever they are - stay safe and warm throughout this first spring season.