Animal Angels: The Mouse That Saved a Life
As the Holiday season is among us, and so many heart-felt comments about my article last week on the amazing story of Animal Communication and the beautiful black Leopard , I thought my Care2 friends would enjoy hearing again these heart-warming Angel Animal stories submitted by our Care2 members. Here is a wonderful one about a remarkable mouse. You will find more member stories linked at the end of this one. Happy holidays and thank you for YOUR stories!
Many of us have heard remarkable stories about how animals have saved humans. Often they are pets who perform heroic and even seemingly impossible feats to save their owners. In this true story submitted by Care2 member Andrew Quilliam, his friend’s life was saved by a friendship forged with one of the tiniest of creature from the rodent family. I call this little enlightened being Mighty Mouse. In thinking about how I loved this cartoon growing up, my favorite line when Mighty Mouse was rallying his troops to go into battle against the Cat Villains was: Are we Men or are we Meeses! Their reply… we’re Meeses! In my child’s world I felt the Meeses were far superior.
Having been an animal lover for many years, I believe in their deep intelligence. I often observe how our pets seem to come in knowing unconditional love, something it takes us humans years to learn, if ever.
When an animal appears on our path in an unusual way, the Native American’s believe these visitations are important messages sent to us by Spirit from our animal brothers and sisters. I like to use my Medicine Cards Deck to look up the Native American meaning and then meditate on the personal significance this might have for me. Some profound messages have been imparted to me as I pay attention to the wild animals that show up in my life.
“The Amazing Friendship”
By Andrew Quilliam Brewer
There have been many stories about mice. They fill the shelves of children’s literature. What is so extraordinary about this story besides the fact that it actually happened, is the friendship that emerged between a man and a mouse. This is more the story of an amazing friendship. A real friendship that saved a life.
An old friend of mine named Michael came to visit our mountain hermitage on the backside of the volcano Haleakala on the Island of Maui. He was spending a month on a kind of healing retreat with us in a funky old cabin hidden in a circle of trees not far from the main house. One morning, after several weeks in relative seclusion, he arrived for breakfast, shaken and emotional, and he told me the following story.
He had gone to bed with tea and a good book, after turning off his portable Coleman stove. He left out a little of his dinner for a small mouse that had recently become his friend. Michael was not a person who was fond of mice, but he said the mouse had been so fearless and so cute that, despite his ambivalence, he decided to share his food and to strike up a friendship with the mouse. He named him Henry. He said that feeding Henry had oddly made him feel like a better person.
He dropped off into what he described as a deep, strange, paralyzing sleep, and awoke some hours later to the sound of a shrill and insistent squeal, and an odd thumping sensation upon his chest. Forcing his eyes open, he saw his tiny mouse friend leaping up and down next to his face, clearly agitated.
Astonished by such a scene he roused himself and was shocked to discover that he could barely move! Seeing that he was now awake, Henry leapt off the bed, and ran under the door to the outside.
With great effort, Michael rolled off the bed and crawled laboriously to the front door, pushing it open.
The fresh pre-dawn air hit his lungs and then he understood.
The gas canister from that old stove had leaked its entire contents into the room, poisoning him as he slept!
Somehow, the tiny mouse comprehended the situation and yet he put his own life in jeopardy in order to save Michael.
Once outside, Michael found himself lying face down on the porch next to Henry. They were both panting and trying to get their breath.
Michael told me that tears of gratitude welled up in his eyes as he realized that his life had been saved, not by the Fire Department, not by the Navy Seals, but by his very small friend, Henry, who happened to be a mouse.
Henry, I never knew you, but you have changed forever the way I look at mice. For that, I will always be grateful. Thank you for saving my friend Michael. A. Quilliam
Andrew Quilliam Brewer is a Shamanic Teacher, Healer and Author living in Santa Fe New Mexico. He and his remarkable wife Susanne Still are the founders of Blue Jaguar Medicine Arts, You can visit Andrew and Susanne’s The New Continuum Wisdom Gallery as well as their Wisdom Journal and Healing Kiva for more remarkable stories and powerful shamanic art work.
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Angels Stories are compiled by Erica Sofrina, Life Coach, Teacher and Author and Green Living and Spirituality contributor for Care2.com She is also the Founder of the West Coast Academy of Feng Shui as well as Earth Spirit Adventure Travel where she takes groups to powerful energy vortexes on the planet for experiences