Be Forewarned, I am a Fey and Quixotic Creative Writer

Be Forewarned, I am a Fey and Quixotic Creative Writer
And in the End was the Word, Amy's Word

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The Baby Robin (Pet Karma)

Next door to my parent's home was a huge mansion type house.  One spring afternoon I came across a baby robin in that yard.  It had left the nest too young.  I can't recall if the mother was around but I got it into my head that I was going to raise this little bird to maturity.  It was a Friday so we were headed to our cottage on Keuka Lake.   I started feeding the little bird chopped up worms.  I can recall being upstairs in my bed with the baby robin on my chest.  I was so content.  The love just flowed out of my heart to the little fledgling.  I was devastated to find the little bird dead in my bed the next morning.  That pure outpouring of love was not able to prevent disaster.

My parents were relaxed about things.  They did not forbid the bird in the bed.  While I learned from the experience, I think that a little intervention from them might have spared me some pain.  We took in a few other wild animals, the baby rabbit, the crow  Barabas and the celebrated King Arthur the toad.  I don't think it is a good idea to take animals from the wild to keep as pets.  These events happened in my life with animals...more keep coming to mind.  I bet that is why I like St. Francis so much!

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