A Sad Goodbye

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Quickly jumping into the canoe and with a few splashes of water in the direction of the calf, we were able to get far enough away so she stayed put. Her twin had also returned by this time. I don't know what happened to them. We did all we could do to help and at the very least they weren't caught in the cold, fast water. I wonder if we would recognize each other if we meet again. I will be back on that section of river soon. I hope we see them.

Quickly jumping into the canoe and with a few splashes of water in the direction of the calf, we were able to get far enough away so she stayed put. Her twin had also returned by this time. I don’t know what happened to them. We did all we could do to help and at the very least they weren’t caught in the cold, fast water. I wonder if we would recognize each other if we meet again. I will be back on that section of river soon. I hope we see them.

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19 Comments to A Sad Goodbye

  1. James says:

    That is such a great story. And amazing pics. It’s nice to know that people still care about animals. KUDOS!

  2. Élizabeth Rioux says:

    Amazing Gord! This is an incredibly precious moment. Happy to know you are living great adventures!

  3. Arlette says:

    I’m very glad you were able to help these moose, but their behaviour makes me concerned that perhaps something had happened to their mother. I hope you’ll be able to check up on the young ones. They don’t look nearly old enough to be on their own. God Bless, Arlette in Thunder Bay.

  4. Véronique says:

    Very heartwarming story, very moving…and amazing pictures too! Nice to know some people care for animals….

  5. Erika says:

    Blessed your heart! You are awesome and wish there are more people like you and help animals.. you made my day and thank you so much for sharing your story and even more for saved those babies!!

  6. Cherie says:

    God bless you for what you did – what an absolute privilege to experience such a loving connection with God’s innocent creatures – Loving Kindness & Protection to the two moose XX

  7. Cindie says:

    What an awesome tale. Bless you for rescuing these babies. You have a kind heart and we need more of those in the world.

  8. I saw the link to this blog on the Care article. Amazing story and photos – so glad you were there when you were needed. I was laughing at the shots of her following you everywhere once she could walk. I hope you do see each other again and get to see that she is well and happy.

  9. Love your story. I’m going to post it on the Large Animal Rescue website’s free monthly newsletter, http://www.saveyourhorse.com. It goes out to approx. 300 LAR people worldwide. We’re always grateful to read “happy ending” stories. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Linda says:

    What an adventure, I hope they reunited with their mother. They are too young to be alone.

  11. Nina Valery says:

    Beautiful story and pics. It must have been hellishly hard when you had to say goodbye to your new little friend. Would he/she not be better off in a wildlife sanctuary now after having learned to trust humans…even hunters, potentially? Still, what you did warms the heart and bravo to you.

  12. I cant believe the moose followed you back to the canoe!!!! That little guy or girl, really wanted to come home with you guys!! Its so refreshing that there still are people who will help animals that are in trouble, i hope you see each other again, nad they are happy and healthy……

  13. Thank you kind gentlemen for helping these animals. Yes, that one that was too weak to swim, sensed you both were loving and wasn’t out to hunt them. You earned their trust and that’s it followed you. I would have too.

  14. Suzane O'Keeffe says:

    I am so moved by this story of compassion! Light and love to you and to the twin moose. Please post if you spot them again!

  15. Fendrayton says:

    You are a fortunate man to have been there at the right time to help this youngster. Being that young, it probably wouldn’t have made it much longer. It was an honourable thing for you to do, when you stopped to help. I sincerely hope the little ones find their mum. Even if they don’t, and the end of the story is unpleasant, you can rest easy knowing you did all that was possible to HELP them, which is more than MANY would have done. Both of you can be proud of the men in the mirror.

  16. Heather says:

    You are a kind, animal loving man and the Moose sensed that. I can’t wait to read more adventures about the twins. I really hope you see them again.

    Take care!

    Heather

  17. Edith Garton says:

    What a heartwarming story. Although Canadian-born, I live in Australia now but love to catch up on “Canadian” stories whenever I see one. This was so amazing and it must have been such a great feeling to be able to help. I hope the family got re-united and this story will have a happy ending.
    Great work!!!

  18. slywlf says:

    That was an amazing adventure for all concerned! These little moose were so fortunate to have been found by such caring humans in their hour of need – it makes up for a lot of bad Karma ;-)

  19. Nancy says:

    What an incredible adventure! I am so glad you cared enough to help the baby moose out and saved them from an absolute tragic ending. Thank you so much for helping those babies out!

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