After two months of owning my dream a pet fox, i thought life couldn't get any better little did i know life has a way of changing in a moment...Within that two months RedTail learned fast to not bite things or tear things up lol,she was almost like a small puppy. Foxes love being outdoors among the wild life, but for whatever reason RedTail wasn't that big into going outside, even after we made her an outdoor fox den and fence in area for her.She more enjoy being indoors, that is rare for a pet fox! But she loved going on walks! But one walk almost turned bad for us both..three weeks before i ended up losing her, i took RedTail on a walk, she was sniffing around and waging her tail omg she was so cute!
then i heard someone across the street yell to me "hey what type of dog is that?" i reply back "shes not a dog, shes a fox" he replyed "a fox!? really? i didn't know foxes could be pets" So he walked over to us and looked RedTail over very well, asking how old she was and her name. He started telling me things about foxes, that only a fox lover could know! i thought to myself i can't ask for anymore in life than having RedTail but, he sounds like a fox lover and he's kinda cute as well. Could he be the "one" for me? just then i ask him "wow you know so much about foxes do you love them as much as i do?" he looked at me strange and replayed "no im a...im a hunter and i trap shoot them" My heart sank like a rock.
Than he said "it's to bad your fox is so young got good fur on her to shame in the wild she'd be a prize to skin" A look of horror came over my face as i reply back "why would you say such a thing? she is my pet and just not her but all foxes how can you do that! it's clear i love foxes why would you say this to me?" he reply back with a laugh "little girl this thing here doesn't understand a thing you say, it has no feelings for you, you take off that leash and she would take off so fast and never come back, it doesn't love you back it's a wild animal"
I reply back to him and said " i can't believe people in this world can be so cruel whatever, common on RedTail we're leaving" the man step off to the side of the road, and said to me "hey it's the truth don't get all pissed off now,foxes shouldn't be pets they are target practice for hunters.You have no clue what damage foxes do to farms" i said back "i don't care now leave me alone!" With that the man looked down at RedTail and kicked snow and slush into her face. i said back "what the f*$# is wrong with you?!!!!" As i was trying to clear the slush off RedTail, i had my back to the man, i didn't see him coming back. Just than he grabbed RedTail by her tail, and through her into a near by snow bank...I didn't even reply to the man, because i couldn't believe what was happening it looked and felt like a bad dream.As the man was yelling out "run fox run" because i didn't have the leash in my hands, RedTail was running free..
I chased after RedTail thankfully because she was still a kit and by now 8 months old, her legs were still small enough that she couldn't run super fast.When i got a hold of RedTail she was shaking in fear and terror in her eyes, coved in snow little did i know at the time something else had happen to her..As i cuddled her into my arms, i look back at the man who was walking off. I saw him reach into his pocket and pull out a beer bottle. Telling me he was drunk the whole time and not just some crazy guy.I carried RedTail home and once we got home i set her back down on the floor, but she just sat there not moving. I was thinking she was still in fear over what happen. My heart was still racing and hands were shaking, i have never been apart of anything like that in my life.
I went up stairs to change, after i was done i looked down stairs and there was RedTail still sitting in the same spot. I felt so bad for her, so i carried her up to my room and set her on my bed. Still she didn't move.I got her all settled into my bed with blankets to keep her warm, as i had some online work to do. Little over an hour later RedTail let out a yapp yapp, i turned around and she was standing on my bed, she looked so cute. So i called her over "come here RedTail" As she went to take a step, her front right leg gave out and she fell off the bed hitting her head hard. I let out "OMG RedTail are you ok??" She tried to stand up again and same thing, it's when i understood when she hit the snow bank she must have hurt her legs and paws. It didn't feel broken but she couldn't walk at all. I was so angry at the man who did this. Shes only a kit! how could someone do such a thing to her?
But i always remember what my mom told me when i was young "Ashley in life not everyone is going to like or love you, in life there will come a time when someone may wrong you,or even break your heart. Don't bring yourself down to there level over come whatever comes your way, don't change who you are, just for any type of pay back it makes you no better than them" So i let what the man did go and i would keep a smile on my face.