Sunday, March 8, 2009

rufus the rigid robin (plus an update)

On Friday (when we were visiting Offsprings #1&2), we noticed a robin outside the kitchen window of Offspring #2's apartment:

The robin (named Rufus by Offspring #2) stayed in this very position... for the entire day. I'll zoom in a bit, but the picture was taken through a window so it isn't super clear:

I don't mean to be macabre (or maybe I do), but Rufus was "a goner" as my grandmother used to say. It was, in a word, weird. I have never seen a dead robin just perched like that in a tree.

However, Offspring #2 presented an alternate theory which is a bit more upbeat: Perhaps the woods in the back of his apartment are enchanted. After all, that is where he saw Hedwig's cousin--pictured below. (I posted about the owl some months ago.) If that's the case, hopefully the spell on Rufus will be broken soon.

UPDATE by Offspring #2: Rufus on Day 3
Rufus has folded his little wings and bowed his little head as if in prayer. Make of that what you will...

top picture by offspring #1
bottom pictures by offspring #2


Hot Cup Lutheran said...

mmmmm... the thick plotens.

dust bunny said...

bet rufus is just playing dead to fool the owl.

mompriest said...

I'm with dust bunny on this one, I bet it was all trickery of some sort...

David said...

For a religious bunch I find your lack of faith disturbing! Rufus has made a subtle change on day 3... It's an enchantment I tell you.

Barbara B. said...

Hahaha, David, I just posted the picture update. :)

David said...

Looks good! There are mystical qualities at work...

dust bunny said...

David...have you never heard the prayer.."Don't eat me...don't eat me...please don't eat me."?

David said...

Must be in the Old Testament. I guess I missed that one ;)

dust bunny said...

Hahahahahahahaha!! :)

Presbyterian Gal said...

It's a buddhist robin practicing it's Zen meditation. You will probably next hear the sound of wooden beads clacking and the teeniest little tweeting of "Nam Myo Ho Renge Kyo."

Barbara B. said...

Oooh, yet another interesting theory!

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