Back On Your Feet Soon

Ever since moving into our new apartment in Longueuil at the beginning of May, Matthew and I have become quite the active couple.  It's been pretty fabulous and definitely helps fight off the daily blues that I always suffer from.

During the week, about 3 days, Matthew will run home from work and I will meet him half way on a trail right next to the seaway.  It's a lovely run, full of nature and the water.  I'm much better at running outside, it gives my mind something to look at instead of a boring wall in front of me when I try to run on the treadmill.

Normally things are peaceful and it's just me with my headphones smiling at the people passing me by.  Except for Monday....I had just started my run to meet Matthew when I noticed a turtle on the side of the trail.  At first I thought it looked all cute cuddled in the weeds with some flower petals stuck to it's shell...until I stopped and looked heart sank...

The city had come through that day, probably only a short while before I came running through, and mowed the grass that was well over 3 feet tall...and in the process ran over this poor sweet turtle.  I was crushed!  I know it probably wasn't intentional and they probably had no clue it happened, but I was frustrated that something like this could happen to a sweet innocent little animal.  And the way it looked up at me as I stood there staring at it in shock...broke my heart.

I knew I had to keep running to meet Matthew, hoping that maybe we could look up some sort of animal rescue on his phone.  But my run was filled with tears and heart ache for that turtle.  I balled as soon as we met up a mile heart was so heavy for that turtle! 

After digging through his phone only to find nothing for wildlife rescue, we spent a little time trying to decide the best thing to do.  I couldn't just leave that turtle there in with Matthew's help we managed to scoop it into a garbage cage and carry it down to the river.  It crushed me all over again to see it's shell completely smashed up close and see it snapping at Matthew as we tried to help it.

Whether it survived or not, I don't know...we did what we could.  We got it to food and water and away from the busy trail.  My heart is still heavy, seeing an animal suffer like crushes me...but I know that we did all that we could and I pray it was enough...

So with that sweet creature in mind...I made a card:
It's hard to get the vision of him out of my head.  But I hope what we did was enough to get him some strength to recover, or at least know that there are still good people in the world willing to help animals that are injured.
The image is from Bird's Cards.  I didn't do too many fancy details on this card.  Just cut some squares to put behind the image and wrapped it with twine from The Twinery.

Thanks for stopping by!  I know this was a crazy long post...just had to speak my heart. <3

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
    Artistic Inspirations-Ribbon or Twine
    The Corrosive Challenge #176-Animal Antics
    Delicious Doodles #40-All Creatures Great and Small
    Tuesday Morning Sketches #203
    The Twinery-Anything Goes


  1. Aaaw i hope the turtle will be ok hun, good job that you were around to help him. I love your card and just love the turtle he is so cute. Thank you for joining us at Artistic this week. Abbie (Owner) xx

  2. This is truly such a special card knowing who its dedicated too. Shame we never know perhaps our little friend is on the mend. I totally agree that running in nature is much better fir the soul.
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  3. This is a great get well card I love the turtle. Thanks for sharing with us at Delicious Doodles xxx

  4. ((((Hugs))) Those kind of experiences stick in your mind & heart for a long time. You made a difference for that turtle, though. And being a fellow depressive, it totally does help to exercise. It's that push out the door that's the hardest.
    I absolutely love the card you've made - sweet, cute, and fun. Thanks so much for coming to play at Tuesday Morning Sketches this week :)

  5. This is a great card, and I MUST look up that little image. It is perfect for so many kinds of "get well" cards. So sorry for your sad experience. Unfortunately nature and humans "collide" all too often.

    Thank you for sharing your experience and your card with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches. Take care.

  6. Aww Emily, you have such a tender heart. Good for the turtle that you were there to help him. Have faith that he will be ok and he will be ok. Wonderful card dedicated to a special "friend". Thanks for joining in at Artistic Inspirations this week.

  7. What a sad story. :( I hope the little guy makes it. Your card is adorable.

  8. What a sweet card! Thanks for playing along with The Twinery!

  9. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Corrosive Challenges and good luck.