Tuesday, 31 August 2010

A special bird

The first bird on this blog just has to be Tuppy - a Blackbird who was my friend and companion for seven years. He would call me out into the garden when he needed me, fly to greet me when I came home, and was never further than a few feet away when I was in the garden - chatting to me in the shared language we developed over the years. Despite all this he remained, in essence, a wild bird; and that's why it was a privilege to be his friend and protector. I miss him still.