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The Easter Skunk
By Mr. Ed
Posted: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Last edited: Sunday, March 29, 2015
This short story is rated "G" by the Author.

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A True Story


We’ve all heard of the Easter Bunny, but have you heard this true tale of the Easter Skunk?

It was in the Spring, around Easter time, when a stray female cat and her one tiny surviving kitten were brought to an animal shelter by someone who found them on the street.

Sadly, this particular 'kill' shelter had more homeless cats then they could possibly adopt out, and both this mother feline and her tiny kitten were scheduled to be euthanized.

But miraculously, they received a second chance at life – an Easter Renewal of Life if you will - due to a most unusual benefactor.

Fortunately for this newborn kitten and its mother, a 3-week old orphaned baby skunk was also dropped off at the same animal shelter, just before the two felines were to be put to sleep.

Instead of bottle-feeding the orphaned skunk, shelter workers soon decided to put the infant skunk in the cage with the nursing mother cat to see what would happen.

And amazingly, the mother cat quickly took to nurturing this baby skunk, as if it were her own offspring.

I can’t help but wonder if this wise old cat somehow knew that she had received a great Easter gift. The baby skunk and the infant kitten quickly bonded, and nursed, and played together, and they soon became like brother and sister.

Because the animal shelter doesn't keep wild animals, a wild animal rescue group compassionately took in not only the baby skunk, but the mother cat and her kitten, as well.

After the orphaned skunk was weaned, it was released back into the wild, and a home was eventually found for both the mother cat and her precious baby. Their lives had been miraculously ‘resurrected.’

Second chances in life often come about when you least expect them, and from some very unusual sources. And Easter truly can bring all sorts of miracles, to all sorts of God’s creatures.

©Easter 2015, Mr. Ed
    

 

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Reviewed by Tom Hyland 3/30/2015
PeeWee...

as usual ... Mother Nature does a better job at caring & protection!


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