You may have heard of Francis of Assisi.... Well now I'd like to introduce you to, Frances of Pleasantville! Just the other night, Minnow and the rest of us got to host an unexpected guest for the night!
After a good night's sleep, Frances seemed refreshed and ready for her next adventure. As I prepared to transport her to a rehabilitator, I had a moment to reflect on what led up to meeting her...
I had attended a nearby estate sale the week before. Having learned a bit about the creative and loving grandfather whose estate items were now being respectfully handled by grandson Kyle- I had become involved in helping out with his grandfather Francis's things. The process led me to feel I had met Francis at some level and I quickly came to see why grandson Kyle felt such loyalty and dedication to this special soul.
Roger-a neighbor who had heard me speaking to Kyle about animal rescue- inquired about how to help the orphaned squirrel in the neighborhood... And the rest is the story that I have begun to share above... that of a Frances of the squirrel variety!
Needless to say, thisexplains the origin of Frances's name- it seemed fitting and Kyle was honored to have his grandfather's legacy live on in such a collaborative and life affirming tale.
Stay tuned for updates on Frances in the week's ahead!
Dr. Pia Salk
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