Oh boy...I think by now you all know my obsessions...books, clothes, kitties, order...buying things in threes...obsessing over things...whoops...TMI...and zebra finches.
Anyway...today Jack died...one of my cute little zebra finches...I rescued him when I was still teaching...another teacher had 3 finches in a teeny tiny cage and Jack's 2 brothers were picking on him...apparently 3 birds in a cage leads to this...I brought him home and we bought him a huge cage and a brother named Jake and toys and an awesome bathtub...finches love to take baths...and he had fresh cucumber slices and salad every day and he only ate Dr. Harvey's Amazing Finch Food which costs a small fortune...when Den laughed or when the doorbell rang or when there was laughter on TV...Jack would chirp away...
Jake and Jack were pure torture for us...we loved and adored them...worried about them...our kitty sitter wouldn't watch them...when we traveled we had to take their entire cage to our friend Mary...and we could never touch them or hold them...they are so tiny they freak out. They have a heated perch. They watch the outside birds through the sunroom windows...and...as far as finch life goes...they were very happy. Jack was the bigger finch...he was the finch in charge. He wouldn't let Jake make nests...I would put nesting material in their cage and Jack would pick it up right away and start building. Jake would hold a tiny piece of cotton or straw in his mouth and just look at Jack in awe. Anything Jake did to the nest Jack would redo. It was funny to watch their antics. Zebra finches like Jake and Jack look very much alike but Jack had a white striped wing and was bigger...much bigger than little Jake. But we could always tell them apart by their behaviors. Sigh!
But yesterday the antics stopped. Jack was all fluffed up on the bottom of the cage...Jake hovered over him all day...they have nests at the top of the cage that they sleep in and we didn't think Jack could make it up there for the night. But he did. We had hope that he would be ok...but this morning Den found him at the bottom of the cage...dead...no note...sigh!
Den has him wrapped in a paper towel in a Baggie in foil in the freezer...I didn't ask why.
And now there is only Jake...and he has never been alone...plus he is used to having Jack yell at him all of the time. Den says no more birds. Patty, Lucy and Roxie don't agree with this. Jake will not be good on his own...he needs someone to constantly chirp/yell at him. Hmmm...
Plus things are always better in two's. Jake should not be a bird alone!
Reading this still...it's filled with scary and unscary Lycans! Yikes!
Dinner! Bobby Flay's Shrimp and Grits! Yum!
Happy Friday! I hope Den remembers that Jack is in the freezer!