Budgie Lou, Michelle Burleson’s dog, passed away at the age of 13 – quite a respectable age for a dog. Michelle suffered the loss of her faithful friend with great difficulty because the dog was a real friend to her throughout her life together.
And it seemed to the woman that the pain of loss could never go away. However, she was in for a surprise from the side she did not expect – she heard that early in the morning someone was scratching at the front door.
And when she opened it, she saw a thin, exhausted squirrel.
The animal clearly needed help, and Michelle brought him a handful of nuts, which the squirrel quickly dealt with and ran away. Michelle decided that the squirrel would not come again and closed the door, but she was mistaken – in the evening the daytime guest was again on the porch!
So, day after day, both the squirrel and the woman began to get used to each other. And a month later, Michelle caught herself thinking that, firstly, these visits distracted her from grief over the departed dog, and secondly, the squirrel began to look much better.
And Michelle herself began to worry if, for some reason, the animal was delayed.
It all ended with the squirrel finally believing in man. She got the name – Stymie, calmly took the nuts from her hands, began to allow her to be stroked, and even began to sleep on Michelle’s lap when she sat on the sofa.
Stymie prompted the woman to start her own coffee company called Budgie Lou Brew Coffee & Co. And part of the proceeds she sent to the budgets of animal shelters and rescue services for elderly dogs.
True, for this, in order to raise funds, she had to sell her own house.