Meet Houdini and some of his pals

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Houdini lives at Briar Bush Nature Center, where we had the memorial service for Mom-in-law on Saturday. Apparently Houdini lost his job as a magician’s dove because he is very talkative. And he likes to look in his mirror quite a lot (noisy and vain)! He usually is in a room with a couple of lovebirds, but for the memorial was in the front entry.

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They all had a lot to say to each other during the service. I’m sure MIL would have loved it! She was an incredible nature enthusiast.

Here’s some of the other cast of characters about the place… The big tortoise is Tortellini, but I didn’t catch the names of the others… (those box turtles are rare in Maine, though not in PA).

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I didn’t hear the cockroaches hiss…

Here’s the girls on the long long ride home,
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We learned that such a long ride doesn’t do good things for Zuzu’s tummy. Not on the trip, but once we got home…

At close to midnight, this is what I saw…
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Snow! Mounds of snow, blurring past…

And look what was waiting for me at home…
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Wee (very wee!) little mitts. Thanks so much Mz Molly Bee’s! (check it out, she’d got a new look over there…) Given all that’s been going on, we are slow and late to get xmas up this year. These are a great start!

There was also some knitting… I put some on Ravelry… will save it for another post.

4 Responses so far

  1. 1

    Chris said,

    December 15, 2009 @ 10:00 am

    Poor Houdini! Those wee mittens are adorable. Such patience Mz Molly Bee must have…

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    Blogless Carrie said,

    December 15, 2009 @ 7:28 pm

    The pic on the right is a snake. Hope this helps -

  3. 3

    Miss T said,

    December 16, 2009 @ 9:33 am

    Beautiful birds!

  4. 4

    MollyBee said,

    December 18, 2009 @ 11:42 am

    A memorial at a Nature Sanctuary! That is such a great idea! Poor ZuZu! Is she feeling better?

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