No omens, thank you

Posted by admin on October 23rd, 2008 filed in Cats, General

I woke up early this morning, possibly because Beren is at my Dad’s house and that means I could have slept in until noon if I had wanted to.  Bert and the two cats stayed in bed, which was very sensible of them.  I came into the kitchen to get some water to find an overturned flower pot and to hear a meaty tiny-body-thumping-against-glass noise.  Somehow a chickadee type bird had gotten inside and it was frantically trying to get to the outdoors it could see through the glass of the window.  I opened the window and tried to usher it out, but it flew down the stairs.  I took a few pictures of the frightened creature and then went into the other room.  My hope was that it would make a move for the window if I wasn’t standing right there with my camera and its disorienting flash.  I also wanted to grab any cats should they wake up and want to help me with the bird.  I think the bird must have left because I haven’t heard it in a while.

Here’s the bird:

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In March of 2005, I went into our living room on a chilly morning to find a huge black bird had flown down our chimney and was stuck in the fire place behind the metal screen.  Luckily we never built fires there.  Echo was very excited and she did a perimeter patrol on the fireplace so the bird couldn’t escape.  After I woke up Bert, we were able to move the screen just enough that the bird could slip through and go directly into the open cat carrier we had in position.  We then took the bird outside to release it, much to Echo’s disappointment.  Bert mentioned that some cultures believe a black bird in your home is a bad omen.  My grandmother got sick and died three days later.  I hope harmless looking tiny birds aren’t omens too!


One Response to “No omens, thank you”

  1. Jo Says:

    I don’t think those little brown birds are a bad omen. They are too cute. Did the little fellow make his (or her) way out?


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