A little bit of colour never did anyone wrong!
This bag is a recently acquired one and the brand is ‘Leslie of London’ – why don’t we have cool brand names like that and ‘So Obviously Rex’ anymore?
Last night was quite the night for me. I was driving in to town to pick up David and along the way everyone started to slow down, I had no idea why until I came upon a baby bird who had obviously been hit. It wasn’t a baby bird in the sense of ‘oh how cute, it’s the size of my hand’ no no, it was ‘Oh, it’s a baby bird the size of my cat, how cute’. It was walking in the middle of the road with its wing sticking out, and then it fell over.
Everyone else was just passing it, but I couldn’t, I would have felt so guilty. So I pulled over (with not really much room to pull over) put my indicator on, jumped out of the car, grabbed a blanket and picked the poor little guy up. He kept nipping at me which was probably a good sign that he wasn’t too badly hurt. I put him gently in the front seat and went to get David.
When I stopped, I went into an office to use their phone and call the conservation trust. I initially thought I had a baby Albatross (because they live out on the peninsula) but when I dropped him off at the Conservation person’s house, he told me it was a Shag.
So, I rescued a massive baby bird. Only problem was he had fleas, and lots of them on his head and when I picked him up, he shook his head and they all came flying at me. It was gross and I felt itchy the whole way home and once there immediately jumped into the shower.
There were a few jokes on the way home from David too. Ranging from – ‘Jen stopped the car for a Shag’ to ‘Jen had a Shag in the front seat and I had to sit in the back…’.