Long story short, post-shoot, the photographer told me his wife (Dr. Gayle) is an animal surgeon in the city, and he would take the bat and me back to the city to meet her at the #aspca because it was after hours.
I didn’t know what would happen to the batbear (if she was too sick, if she needed special care...) but all I knew is that I wasn’t ready to say goodbye yet.
Besides being the belle of the aspca ball, Missy May’s stats were: approx. 2 weeks old, just under 6 ounces, and okay to leave as she was too young for any shots.
They also showed me how to “stimulate” her to use the restroom, as they will not do it on their own at such a young age.
It was in this moment that the lifelong germaphobe in me took a backseat. #priorities 😻🦇