Where We Are Needed
Dear Spirit to Spirit friend,
This touching story will resonate with so many of us who have stepped in to help
an animal in dire need.
Victoria Moran is an author and the founder of "Main Street Vegan Academy."
"Sometimes, we are exactly where we are needed.
This is a story of time and place and doing what I believe is good and right.
I was sitting on a park bench, taking a picture of the beautiful pigeons in front of me.
A bicycle delivery guy started to pedal without looking down to see who was in front of
his front wheel. Instantaneously this precious living being was in panic and fear and
Thank goodness I was there to scoop her up and take her to the Wild Bird Fund. I learned that I must always carry a large bag, whether I want to or not. I thought I could get by with one of those lovely tiny purses but I couldn't carry that and a bag containing two burritos that I was taking home for lunch with my husband- and a dying bird. I quickly gave the burritos to a guy in the little park and tried to get a taxi.
It used to be that hailing a yellow cab in New York City was the easiest thing on earth, but now with the competition from Uber and the fact that people can call taxis, there is often a wait. I saw a woman flag down a cab and I ran to her shouting "I need this cab more than you because I have a dying bird." She rolled her eyes and shook her head in a way that said "Only in New York City…" but to her credit, she let me have the cab.
Once I was seated, the lovely pigeon's head dropped and I thought she had died, but her heart was still beating. She was clinging to life, although close to death, when we arrived
at the WBS, where these saintly people wrapped her in a towel and put her in a quiet place in preparation for euthanasia.
I am so sorry that it turned out as it did, but so grateful that I happened to be sitting in
that particular little park at that particular time for the first time ever in my life.
I was supposed to be there to help this bird leave this earth.
I trust that she is flying joyously in heaven."
In Gratitude & Love, Joanna