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A RITE OF PASSAGE

A RITE OF PASSING
A mother crow and two youngsters perched on my birdbath- one in the water being vocally urged by the parent to bathe. Just as loudly, the youngster was complaining and objecting.
The mom was adamant. This would be a thorough bath: Wash both “wingpits”, left and right, get the top of the back wet, and dunk the head and neck under water. Every feather, every dunk was fought over until the mother’s will was done, and both crow babies were clean and sparkling.
Early the next morning all crows had vanished- headed south.

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A true story- mothers are all alike!

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Dayonda … “Dandy”
We’re cat people, living in the US Pacific Northwest. I’m a teacher… with preschool to adult experience. Teaching is something I love as much as cats…

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  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...about 5 years ago

    Aww this is a brilliant wee story sweetheART thoroughly enjoyed it lol! ;} happy hippy hugglez

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...about 5 years ago

    wow how fabulous for you to sit and watch this, nature at its best,dawnx

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonalmost 5 years ago

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