Sunday, October 15, 2006
This ATC, and I am sure much more to come, was created using stamps from The Green Pepper Press - Wayward collection.
I have recently bought four sheets of these amazing stamps and one set features crows. Which got me thinking ...
As a child I briefly had a pet magpie, a baby who had fallen from a tree, and needed our help to survive. He was a meat eater - so we were told, and with much reluctance I would touch fresh raw mince and break it up for him. I would spend hours stroking his glossy black head. He grew up, got better and my Dad held my hand - to give me strength - to let him leave home, I never forgot. Thirty years on, I no longer imagine he is sitting on the power lines above me ... But his offspring could be, couldn't they?
To this day if I have left over chips at the park I want every seagull to have an equal share - an impossible task.
My neighbours are bird lovers and have all different types of foods for each variety of bird that enters their garden. They have a cage full of pet canaries. And yet, if my friend the magpie, the hungry seagull, or the glossy black crow dare enter the garden they are chased off, with water pistols, broomsticks and shouts. Yep, I know they are scavengers, I know they eat meat, and rotten stuff too - but I have a sneaky feeling that if birds have feelings - there is little difference between those of a crow and those of a cockatoo.
Posted by Julie H at 10:34 am