Ummmmmm....Yes it is!
I have been an animal lover and a momma in training all my life. I wanted to save every animal in my path whether in needed an intervention or not! lol I was the kind of child that brought every animal home that I either found wounded or found wandering lost and wanted to keep them. My poor Mother had a slew of critters to nurse back to health from dogs to cats, and birds to bunnies...I also rescued a few insects along the path of my youth.
A few summer's ago, a momma rabbit made the mistake of making her nest in the middle of our back yard, Maxx our Black Lab made the mistake of removing a newborn from the nest (without harming it) The petrified momma never returned to the baby therefore it were left exposed to the elements all night without the shelter and warmth from each other and the nest. I'm not sure how old the baby was, but it's eyes hadn't even opened yet. By the time I found the baby, it was very wet, cold and barely breathing. So what does a Mother do for quick body heat? You guessed it! Right into the cleavage! lol
I wasn't sure of this baby would make it, being that it was out of the nest all night and without food, so I hopped (pun oh so intended! lol) into my truck and sped off to the nearest food store, Yes bunny still positioned in the cleavage, I had to keep the baby warm! The nearest thing I found to animal baby milk, was kitten milk. My next stop was off to the pharmacy section for a hot water bottle and an eye dropper. The conversation I was having my Husband during all this via the cell phone was hysterical! Come on girls you know what I'm talking about.......(me) I found a baby bunny in the yard, it was out of the nest all night. (Jim) what do you mean you found a baby bunny? (Jim) So where is this bunny now? (me) Umm, in my bra. (Jim) What do you mean its in your bra? I didn't have time to explain everything so I cut him off, after all... I was on a mission and I was in full Momma rescue mode! lol
Sad to say, the baby didn't make it. It passed away later that afternoon. Me and the kids were devastated. But I had another mission, I was still watching the nest to see if the Momma Bunny would come back, I wasn't sure if there were anymore babies left unattended in the nest, if so they would be very hungry by now. I waited to check the nest until I was sure the Momma Bunny was not returning and I found one bunny safe and sound still burrowed in the nest.
My husband and I took turns with a newborn feeding schedule for the next few weeks, we were very careful not to touch the rabbit with our hands, we slowly weaned the baby off of the kitten milk and started introducing it to the native plant life around the prairie that we planned to release "Squirt" in. I believe in letting nature take its course, but sometimes it needs a lil help. What I found extremely funny in all this was my Husbands help in this bunny mission. He is a dedicated hunter, call him a die hard hunter, but the compassion that his grown man showed this baby bunny just melted my heart! Big bad hunter...........hah! lol
Jim and Lil Jimmy took squirt off to find his own destiny while me and the girls sniffled at home. My son came home in tears and my Husband remained quiet the rest of the afternoon. We still pass this prairie and someone always mentions squirts name and we all wonder where his life took him.
Did I ever tell you about the time I became a crossing guard to possibly the slowest turtle in the world? But that's another story! lol lol lol