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Monday, January 25, 2010

Owls in the Family

If I were a witch my familiar would be an owl. In my life I've been lucky enough to find three owls (two Barn Owls and one Burrowing Owl) who all needed a little helping hand — the last one was last night in our hallway. I think it flew down the chimney. It was a Harry Potter-ish kind of night. I caught him in an alcove, now to be renamed the owl-cove.

Feathers of a different sort — a Dora Snow Princess dress from Santa — as requested. Here he is as an owl many moons ago.

And, if you ever get a chance you should read Owls in the Family by Farley Mowatt. I hope my next owl encounter is a fledgling that needs a good home.


Blogger upstateLisa said...

That's amazing that the owl will let you hold 'it' like that! Read that book as a kid... great book! For wee kids... Owl Babies was a fave at our house!

Tue Jan 26, 01:31:00 AM PST  
Blogger Lauren said...

I collect owls myself, and my daughter (who is a little over one year old) was an owl for Halloween. Hopefully, I'll be able to help an owl myself someday.

Tue Jan 26, 09:42:00 AM PST  
Blogger Olivia Jean said...

How amazing to find an OWL in your hallway....will check out that book for my kiddo, thanks!

Tue Jan 26, 12:53:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Cassi said...

You are so lucky! I have taken care of my share of injured birds but never an owl! I know you have been so busy with your new lifestyle and I've been checking in on you but haven't commented - sorry about that. What wonderful memories you are giving your children, even though I know there's a lot of hard work involved. Thinking of you :)

Tue Jan 26, 02:27:00 PM PST  
Blogger Project Pink Suitcase said...

"If I were a witch my familiar would be an owl." Exactly for me too! Send me your snail mail when you get a chance by email. I did another night owl woodcut for the holiday. I'd love to send you a print. I skipped doing one the previous year, but managed to do it this year. I'm happy you are still blogging! Great to read your posts! Happy 2010!

Tue Jan 26, 09:34:00 PM PST  
Blogger futuregirl said...

Wow! I would be your witch, if'n you need one. ;)

Thu Jan 28, 12:40:00 AM PST  
Blogger mo said...

I love your owls! I was awake for quite a long time last night with a sick child but the treat was that there was an owl hooting in our backyard last night which so rarely happens. I was happy to hear him.

Mon Feb 08, 09:28:00 AM PST  
Anonymous ren said...

Oh! I want and owl in my hallway!!
It's so beautiful :)

Tue Feb 09, 11:19:00 PM PST  
Blogger Sheila said...

What beautiful feathered friends you have. We have some great horned, which I hear a lot. BTW, great horned owl puberty is hard to endure. Very noisy and hilarious with the cracking voice.

I'm so glad I discovered your blog. We are kindred souls. Check out my blog:

Mon Feb 15, 06:39:00 AM PST  

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