I had the most horrible experience on Monday morning. Seriously. It was tragic.
I was on my way into work, quite sleepy due to the fact that it was 6:45am, I had been in the car for nearly an hour, and, well, it was Monday. That makes for a tired me. However, I was not so tired as to be driving poorly or to not be paying attention. So, I saw the adorable little squirrel run out into the road as I approached. As any animal loving person would, I hit the brakes allowing time for the squirrel to go on by. He did and I began to move back to my original speed...HOWEVER...this is where the tragedy began...that darn squirrel just simply DID NOT WANT TO LIVE! No, REALLY! As soon as he got across he jerked his little self around and ran RIGHT in front of my tire! There was nothing I could do! I felt that horrible "bump." I murdered that poor, innocent squirrel.
I have NEVER hit anything before! I have been driving for 14 years and never ONCE have I hit an animal of any kind! A pole, a stone wall, yes...but NEVER a living creature!!! I was very close to work, so I pulled into the parking lot before the tears got too bad to see! I called my husband, who was worried until I told him why I was so upset...LOL! Although, because he is wonderful, caring, and understanding...he did not get mad that I had woken him up and he told me that it was okay and that there was nothing I could do. I was still pretty sad about it, but, alas...Sean was right...there really wasn't anything I could do. I am officially a squirrel killer. I just need to live with that now. (Although, I had to smile when I was able to avoid the two that ran out in front of me this morning...at least it doesn't look like a habit!)
So...yesterday I got home from work and for some reason I didn't go into my scrapbook room, which I usually do shortly after arriving home. Sean told me that I should go in there....he got me something. Ooo! Fun! A present! For no reason! I love those! WELL....
This is what I found:
And the OTHER side of his little ATC sign reads:
HA! HA! HA! Very Funny!
So...I now have the ghost of my squirrel living in my scrapbook room. LOL! At least he is cute! The only thing is...Maggie (black lab #1) was VERY interested in Mr. Squirrel! We'll see how long he is mine! LOL!