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How to See Someone’s True Colors – Shine a Little Light

How to See Someone’s True Colors – Shine a Little Light

It was Mother’s Day morning. A cool, lazy day shaping up to be sunny later on, when a lesson landed on my lawn. Our year-old puppy found it first. I let him out to do what he does, smiling to watch him. He’s a gangly teenager now, looking more like a half-grown wolf than the baby bear we named him for. He ambled out on long legs and huge paws, his shepherd ears moving forward and back like satellite dishes, taking in the morning sounds. Mishka’s never in a hurry to do his business and come back in, so when he nosed curiously at a spot in the grass I thought it was just a delay tactic. He cocked his head to one side, glanced up at me, then wandered away still sniffing. But he came back to that spot, still looking curious, and looking at me again and dancing a bit from side to side. I knew I’d better go see what he was excited about. In the grass was a half-feathered baby bird. My first thought was that it was dead. But sensing my presence it lifted its head, opened an impossibly large, bright yellow beak, and demanded to be fed. The rest of the day was a scramble from computer (Google is your friend in times like these) to digging in the dirt. Baby birds need worms, about every 20 minutes. And they need to be kept warm. And they need water. And they need their mommy and daddy, but we followed the suggestions given by internet experts to try to entice the parents back to...