vintage robin mug from freckle wonder.
after meeting with gwen, chris discovered that the robin had most likely been clipped by a car, thus making flying difficult, but not impossible as it didn't seem to have a broken wing. gwen said that the robin most likely escaped a predator, due to the lack of tail feathers and the new pin feathers coming in. that lack of tail feathers makes turning and other maneuvers in flight more difficult, which could have caused the robin to be hit while trying to turn or land.
hopefully, very soon, chris and i will be fully licensed wildlife rehabilitators so we can start more inclusive emergency care on our own when a bird needs help. until then, we'll keep our eyes, hearts and doors open to any feathered or furry animal that needs us. that being said, i will now get on my soapbox...
animals were here before us, and if they're lucky, they'll be here after us. contrary to what so many people think, or at least the way so many people act, humans aren't the only ones who belong on this planet. animals are here for a reason, and it is IMPERATIVE that we help them to stay here. please, please, please do your part to help them. if you're not hands on, it's okay, just try to be mindful and not hit them with your car; you're not the only one on the road. if you would like to call me a hippie, i don't mind, i just love animals that much. thank you, the end.