I did this one on the back but I added another option to have it printed on the front.
I was listening to Radiolab today and they had the story about the whale that thanked some divers after they set her free. It’s a great story if you haven’t heard it. http://www.radiolab.org/2010/jan/11/
Anyway it reminded me of the mouse that I rescued a few days after Binki went missing. I had caught some mice sneaking into the laundry room so I stuffed the holes up with steel mesh, but there were three little holes at the top of a panel that I didn’t see. Well later that day I heard a mouse crying and I thought “Aha! He’s upset because he can’t get in!” I figured I had finally solved my mouse problem. Later that night I was getting ready to go to bed and I heard a mouse crying again. I went to investigate and I finally find him, upside down, his little head sticking out of this hole – which is smaller than a dime.
He must have been stuck like that for at least eight hours. I assume he must have gotten in that way at some point – maybe when he was smaller – and just hadn’t realized he was too big to fit now. After about ten minutes of trying to get him to pull himself up and out, I remembered I had these!
So I managed to split the thick plastic and hold it apart long enough for him to wiggle out. He ran down my arm, jumped to the floor and ran into the spare room. I wasn’t too worried because all the mice end up in the trash can anyway, because they jump in and can’t jump out.
The next morning there he was, with his little mangled ear, sitting in the trash can. So I took him outside to set him free. Well I have set dozens of mice free after they end up in the trash can and they all do the exact same thing, they haul butt out of the can and run straight into the bushes. This one did not. He walked to the edge of the can turned around, sat down and looked up at me. He just sat there looking at me for the longest time. It was so sweet. Finally I told him it was OK and shooshed him out of the can. I think he knew I was the one that got him unstuck and I really think he was grateful, just like the whale.
*That mouse in the photo is not him, thought it would be rude to take a picture of him in that condition
The House of Representatives is scheduled to take up the Farm Bill this week, and may vote on a critical amendment to reform the U.S. egg-laying industry. The Denham-Schrader amendment would nearly double the amount of space each hen receives, require labeling on egg cartons to tell consumers how birds were raised,
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Mamma Cardinal 14″ x 11″ Watercolor http://fineartamerica.com/featured/mamma-cardinal-dou-dou.html