During that time, I’ve been asked, approximately 6,286 times, “so, what exactly is it that you do at the Wildlife Center?”
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They truly bring a smile to my face even on my worst days. I can only hope to make as much of a difference in their lives as they have already made in mine.
Each small piece is valuable on its own, but when those pieces all come together, it becomes something as magnificent as brown, white and gray feathers, sharply outlined against a blue September sky.
I understand what it's like to become attached to an animal that you’ve known for less than an hour.
Mary Oliver introduces her poem “Lead” with a question for her readers: “This is a story / to break your heart” she writes, “Are you willing?”
A lot of the videos were just of the hawks looking straight down into the camera and doing confused head bobs. It was so precious.
Thank you, Barred Owl, for you have gifted me a special memory and a reminder as to why we all do what we do at the Wildlife Center of Virginia, no matter the position.
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This was a truly memorable experience -- that I was grateful to take part in.
I felt out of place like my humanity was sticking out like a sore thumb.