Friday, June 13, 2014

Paraskevidekatriaphobia

My Fear-Day the 13th

By Squiggy the Squirrel


Just the other day, I looked at the calendar and saw that it was going to be Friday the 13th. Friday the 13th is one of the scariest days of the year for me, as I'm down right afraid of bad luck. Some would even say that I'm a bit nutty, but hey, a cautious squirrel is better than an unlucky one! Anyway, seeing that the 13th was coming up really fast, it got me thinking - what are some simple things I could do to make sure that even if a a black cat walked in front of me, or I spilled some salt, I'd be ready for anything!

First - I thought it would be a good idea to make sure my First Aid kit was updated with all of the essentials. I went to the Red Cross website and double checked everything in my kit and found that almost everything was in tip top shape! 

Next I made sure to download the First Aid app from the Red Cross. There are a lot of apps that put preparedness right in your palm!



Which brings us to today, the day I've been dreading! Turns out it's a good thing I was prepared before the 13th! 

Here's what happened... 
My morning started out like any other morning, but, unfortunately, as I was rolling out of my bed, I was unpleasantly surprised by the hard ground. "Ouch," I thought to myself, "what an unlucky start to my day! I think I may have sprained my tail bone!" I reached over to my phone and pulled up the First Aid app and was able to figure out how to support myself until the ambulance showed up with the squirrel rescue squad. 


After I was treated and left the ambulance with my new squirrel cast, I figured the day could only get better! On my way back to my tree house I mistakenly crossed under a ladder and instantly got stung by something! Oops! I wasn't entirely sure what it was but luckily enough, my handy-dandy First Aid app came to the rescue again! From the app I learned to:

  • remove the stinger
  • wash the wound
  • and apply an ice pack
In no time I was back to feeling in tip-top shape... at least as best I can with a broken tail! 

Later, as I was on my way back from collecting acorns, a black cat crossed my way. And if that wasn't enough bad luck, the cat also happened to be hungry! I ran as fast as I could to escape the famished kitty and managed to make it back home safely.

By the time I got home I was sweating profusely. I haven't shed my winter coat quite yet so I was really overheated! I checked myself for signs of a heat stroke by following the simple steps on the First Aid app and hydrated myself while I searched my phone for the nearest squirrel salon for a fur trim!



What a day! Although I had a series of unfortunate events, the First Aid app really came to the rescue! While this morning wasn't a walk in the park, I can't imagine what my luck would've been like if it weren't for the Red Cross app and my First Aid kit. Don't let yourself take on Friday the 13th, or any other day, without them!

xo,
Squiggy

1 comment:

  1. These ways are very simple and very much useful, as a beginner level these helped me a lot thanks fore sharing these kinds of useful and knowledgeable information.
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