Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Nature Can Be SO Cruel

He was about this size

This was the action that totally broke my heart

I had the most distressing event on Sunday.  I opened the back door and heard some awful squawking so I went to investigate in the woods by our house.  I saw two robins were making all the noise and I saw Timmy, my little cat nearby but he didn’t have anything in his mouth.  I couldn’t really identify the source of the commotion so I started walking back to the house.  The birds and Timmy seemed to follow me.  Once inside I looked up in time to see Timmy nail a bird to the ground so I ran outside again.  When I got to him I saw it was a baby robin.  I picked him up and he appeared really hungry or at least he kept opening his mouth.  He did have a scratch on his wings but otherwise seemed strong and healthy.  I don’t know if he fell out of his nest or if he ever could fly but it took two hands around him to keep him in place.  I was freaking out and mom & dad robin were absolutely frantic.  Every time baby would peep they would start afresh.  I finally got both cats inside and then baby got away from me. He could do a hop/jump combination and was pretty quick.  He ran over to my neighbor’s porch area and I figured he would at least be safe from predators there but I doubt he lasted long.  Without getting him back to his nest he didn’t have much hope.  I begged God to watch over him or at least end his suffering quickly but it haunted me all day.  Helpless baby robin beseeching me for food and safety and I let him down.   It was not a good day.


  1. Nature can be cruel and so can man. I came from work yesterday to two loose dogs on my street. Gene said they had been out there all day long. It was quite warm and one had his tongue hanging way out. I saw another neighbor shoo him away. I grabbed a big bowl of water and had to patiently call the distrusting dog in to get him to drink it. He was really, really thirsty. Turns out the neighbor who lives kitty korner from is his peeps. So glad he stuck around for them to return from work.

    I'm not sure why people are afraid to provide basic needs to helpless animals.

    In your case, you did the very most any human could possibly do.

  2. Heartbreaking events Kath and Susan, although you have kind hearts and did what you were able, so kudos to the both of you!