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Friday, September 25, 2015

Visiting With The Animals


Each morning I walk up the hill and back.  Its always a lovely, quiet walk. A rabbit greets me each day.  I stop my walk while he sits in the grass by the side of the road.  There we have a bit of a one-sided conversation -- me talking and him listening.



However as hard as we try to have a quiet conversation, the crows seem to want to put their two cents worth in.  Whereas the rabbit is quite a introvert, letting me speak softly and wiggling his ears as he listens, the crows are definitely extroverts.  They squawk and squawk overhead as if their message is very, very important.  I'd like to think they really have something to say but I think what they're saying is 'get out of here, you're in our territory'.

No matter Mr. and Mrs. Crow -- I have things to say to the Rabbit and I shall continue to say them no matter how noisy you are.  


If we could talk to the animals, learn their languages
Think of all the things we could discuss
If we could walk with the animals, talk with the animals,
Grunt and squeak and squawk with the animals,
And they could squeak and squawk and speak  and talk to us.
Lyrics by Leslie Brecusse



6 comments:

  1. Oh you silly lady!! Of COURSE the Crows have something important to say. They are one of my totem animals and I have studied them quite a bit. They have a lookout posted at all times and the Sentry is at his post. However, they do make a racket while in flight. I like to think that they are greeting me as they pass overhead, or reminding me that they have not bread left where I usually leave it for them. That bunny must be used to you since he didn't scamper away!
    Have a great weekend, xx, Carol

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  2. What a wonderful walk you have each morning!

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  3. Such a cute post! I do love crows and ravens. We have both here. They are incredibly smart birds, and can use tools to get food. Sometimes a 'murder' of them gathers near my home, and they have a meeting. I have read that they will have funerals for their dead. I think they are beautiful, and there's nothing like the lovely turning and diving play flight of ravens.

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  4. My Grandmama used to know whether there was a stranger in the street, because the crows knew all her neighbours and only kicked up a fuss when they didn't recognise someone.
    They may be noisy, but they are clever, and I think you and Mr Rabbit may be glad of them one day...

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  5. Love the post. Although the convo may be one sided with bunny, it obviously loves what you have to say. Happy Fall........

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  6. I have the same animal buddies on my evening walk, but the bunnies do not sit peacefully. As soon as I am near, they scatter even though I say in my most peaceful Captain Kangaroo voice "Hi Bun". ;)

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