What Would You Do? Do You Protect Wild Neighborhood Animals?
What would you do? What would you do if you have wild animals outside you enjoy watching, and notice they are in danger? Many people enjoy looking out their windows and watching squirrels, birds, bunnies, and other animals play in their yards. If you watch outside enough you will begin to become familiar with these animals and feel like they are a part of your life and family. It is heartbreaking to look out one day and realize you haven't seen one of them for a few days or to find one on the road. If you see that one of them is injured or in danger of getting hurt or killed, what would you do?
Neighborhood Animals in the Magic Valley
Almost every neighborhood in the country has animals that are well-known among neighbors. It can be a stray cat that everyone recognizes, a pair of squirrels that visit and play in your yard, or perhaps, in the case of Buhl, bunnies that graze on the grass in certain neighborhoods. Many people enjoy these creatures and will often put food out for them and sit and watch them for hours. Perhaps your household will even give them a name that only your family calls them. They are a part of your daily life and you become protective of them. Sometimes these creatures are not the brightest though and will sprint in front of cars, lay in the middle of the road, or have an animal attempt to attack them. What should you do?
Protecting Neighborhood Animals in Twin Falls
My wife is one of those that protects our neighborhood animals. If a cat attempts to attack one of the squirrels that visit us frequently or one of the bunnies, she will knock on the window. If a dog attempts to go after the cat, she will run outside to yell at it. We enjoy watching the animals in our yard and view them as pets, without having them as pets. Each animal has a name in our house, so when something happens to one, it ruins the day and is heartbreaking. Recently one of our visitors got hit by a car and it saddened us for a day. We went and cleaned it off the street, so our kids wouldn't see their friend was gone. If we had been able to save it we would have. If you saw an animal or a car getting near one of yours, would you try to help it, or let nature take its course?
We all know these animals in our neighborhoods, but how each neighbor treats them is different. Some may hate them while others adore them. They become a part of the neighborhood and it feels like something is missing when they are gone. The next time you see one of your neighborhood visitors in danger, what would you do?