Everybody’s Talking About the New Kid in Town
At just one day old, teeny tiny Trapper John was diminutive in size yet formidable in impact, and everybody was talking about him.
From his tough beginnings not far from an army military base – where his dear mumma was spooked, leaving him and his little sibling orphans – to the tiny newborn babes being rushed to sanctuary, clasped firm to the chests and hearts of their rescuers, for all who have met this tough little guy, he is the topic of conversation.
Alas, Trapper John’s wee brother, Hawkeye, could not surmount his initial setback and passed away not long after arriving into care. But not before his little hoofprints had pitter-pattered their way across our hearts.
A place he shall always remain.
And whilst little Trapper John has nestled in there as well, he too has nestled into many-a-lap of our team. Whether nibbling on chins, resting his snoozy head on arms, or tap dancing across the floor (we swear this is one little kid who loves the sound of his own feet!) Trapper John brings all of our hearts to his.
In a world that is not always kind to animals, Trapper John’s tale reminds us that it can be. For in meeting animals on their terms and their struggles, seeing them as sentient beings beyond the societal blinders that would have us do otherwise, we learn so much about them; we learn who they are and how they would prefer to live.
And, too, we learn so much about ourselves and our ability to be kind.
So, in this day and age of so much doom and gloom, these are the stories we should be talking out, for these indeed are the ones that have the ability to make the world a kinder place for all.
Let’s start the conversation now!
Need some inspiration? Please see the images of the plucky Trapper John below to get you started!
After a night so long it almost forgot to end, we caught some sleep, grabbed a snack and headed on our well-worn track to the barn.
There was no doubt that Berlin’s world was crumbling the day he and his three buddies were surrendered into our care.
With a haunting sadness in their eyes, Gracelyn and Elvira entered our world. And we theirs, as they searched their newfound digs for somewhere to land their gaze.
Lost in a world far, far bigger than himself was little Bahama. But then kindness found him.
Little Kokomo may have been down on his luck the day he was born, finding himself way down in a pile of mirky mud.
Words could not convey our shock when we went to our carpark to collect the little lamb we would soon name Bermuda, who was surrendered into our care after having been found the day before.
More than likely destined for backyard slaughter, the young Cedric ran for his life. And did so for several days in the off-leash dog park to which he had retreated.
Friend or freezer? Without even meeting the colourful chap we have named Tom Cruise, we knew the only role he should ever fill was the first.
Although lovingly tucked snugly into her bed, it was unfamiliar, and as that flick of a switch claimed the day, the little kid shifted uneasily.