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Dec 5, 2007

#5

Wait, I thought of another weird thing.

Well, actually I encountered another weird thing. I was looking in the extra fridge for the bottle of Gin I keep for cocktail night and I stumbled upon a little package wrapped in a paper towel. Light in weight. Tucked in a little protective place above the bottle of gin.

And that was it! My other weird thing.

See, I have canaries. And they live outside in a large aviary type cage. They bring me peace. In any case, occasionally something happens to one of them and they end up at the bottom of the cage, dead. About 6-8 weeks ago one of my guys was at the bottom. I pulled him out and wrapped him up and stuck him in the freezer.

I have this thing about closure. When we have had our foster kids leave, we have a little leaving ceremony. When my grandmother died, I made a special request of a viewing at the mortuary so I could see her, dead. (She was having a closed casket.)

So when a bird dies, we bury it. But, I like everyone in the family to know and to have a chance to be at the burial. So if everyone isn't present at the time of the discovery of death I tuck the bird in a paper towel wrap and toss 'em in the freezer, until such time as I remember to gather the troops and bury the little guy.

And, well, I forget, sometimes for a while. I think the record might be 5-6 months.


But we do it, eventually.

3 comments:

Yondalla said...

My kids kept pet rats for years, and they don't always live as long as one might hope either. The first couple we buried right away. After I while I took put them in the freezer to bury later.

And then last year I cleaned out the freezer and on the bottom, in separate ziplock bags were THREE dead rats. Eewww!

I'm afraid I just quietly threw them away.

gwendomama said...

wow that is weird.

i think the that santa will be there today....something for your gin?

x

Tracey said...

Ok. You win the weirdo prize.