It’s not something I speak about much, but in addition to helping The Animator’s Wife with her crochet activities, I also enjoy bird watching. In fact, when The Animator’s Wife isn’t home, I find nothing more relaxing than curling up in front the window and listening to the peaceful songs of the sparrows.
However, their song has not been very peaceful of late. Allow me to detail the drama Osiris and I have witnessed in our very own backyard.
The next day, after The Animator and his Wife had left to do whatever it is they do during the day, I went back to the window to see if the sparrows had succeeded in their defense of the nest. I speak a little sparrow--not much, but certainly more than Osiris does. It's something I learned from my feral mother before I was taken away from her as a kitten. Anyhow, our sparrows are smart enough to know that as long as the screens are closed in the windows, Osiris and I can’t harm them, so I was able to call one over to the window and find out what had happened the day before.
At times like these, I’m glad I no longer live in the wild. Nature is not kind.