A sad story involving birds

I’ll spare you the gory dissection photos, but Nefarious and I found a couple of tiny dead chicks in the alley. We cut one of them up and identified what anatomy we could — including its tiny little heart. I assume by now the bodies have been devoured by one of the many cats that patrol our neighborhood.

Living here has been really great, not just because I like the space, but because of the community of people who live in this building. Almost everyone is very friendly and we’ve gotten to know far more people than anywhere else we’ve ever lived… The reason we discovered these birds is actually because Nefarious was hanging out at the end of the lane watching our next door neighbour teaching his Jeet Kune Do class… The light sparring/practise sessions completely entranced her for nearly an hour.


  1. aria wrote:

    Aww, poor chickies. Though dissection sounds awfully interesting.

    Thursday, May 21, 2009 at 7:35 pm | Permalink
  2. Pretty tiny things..
    you’re teaching that daughter of yours to see beauty everywhere and learn from it.
    I like that.

    Thursday, May 21, 2009 at 8:58 pm | Permalink
  3. Andrew wrote:

    What version of lightbox are you using, Shannon? The one I downloaded looks nothing like the one you’re using. And how do you get it to work on WordPress galleries?

    Friday, May 22, 2009 at 4:26 am | Permalink
  4. Shannon wrote:

    Andrew, here’s the link to the one I use:

    Friday, May 22, 2009 at 5:28 am | Permalink
  5. Elk wrote:

    Well done indeed for cutting up the chicks with her! That’s some important stuff.

    Friday, May 22, 2009 at 7:11 am | Permalink
  6. peteD3 wrote:

    reminds me of our ‘birdie’.
    theres a missing brick over our back/porch door. every year the birds liek to make a nest in there, which causes alot of mess from poop. one day im heading out and i find one of those little guys on the porch. so i put it back up there since it was alive. but when i got back he was back own there, so we gave it a little rest in amongst the flowers.
    anyways, that led to a household saying:
    “birdie didnt jump… he was pushed!”

    Friday, May 22, 2009 at 9:47 am | Permalink
Wow Shannon, that's really annoying! What is it, 1997 on Geocities? Retroweb is NOT cool!

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