21 hours ago
Friday, July 10, 2009
Gavin saved a bird from the jaws of Ruby the other day. He used a Rubbermaid tub and a recycling tub to create a “safety” cage for the bird to recuperate and be safe from the dog. He gave it water in the cap from a milk jug and put some grass in there for it. He checked on it approximately every 23 seconds. Ruby sat next to the cage for almost 24 hours waiting for her chance to get at that bird again but oddly enough did not try to knock the cage over – which could have been done with the slightest nudge. Gavin went outside the next morning to find his efforts wasted. The bird was dead. I thought he’d be really sad but he came in the house and said, “Well, it died. I guess I just have to go out and catch another one.” Like it’s easy to catch a bird?! So far the cage has remained empty.