Saving a life can be a thankless job, especially when you’re helping an animal which can’t express itself with words. But who would have lived to see the day that a squirrel thanked the woman who saved its life? Sheila Mattie of Massachusetts wouldn’t have believed it until it happened to her.
Mattie’s maternal instincts kicked in when she found the fuzzy-tailed squirrel suffering from an injured paw. She healed and rehabbed the critter, and thought that was the end of the story. But they pair had bonded more tightly than Mattie could’ve known…
25. The Emotional Debate
No one seems to have a definitive answer to this question, and yet, any pet owner would tell you that animals are capable of expressing happiness, sadness, fear, and anger. But can they express gratitude?