Feed me!


If I was at home wiv me mum
She’d put insects and worms in me tum
But what I’ve got here
I ain’t got no idea
If you ask me, it’s all a bit rum.

Trust me to fall out of the nest
You’d think I’d have stuck wiv wot’s best
But I fell in the grass
Got a bruise on me ***
And you can imagine the rest

As if that pain wasn’t enough
I heard a small dog going, “Ruff!”
I wound up in its mouth,
It was all going south
Till a man picked him up by the scruff.

He looked at the dog and said, “Drop,”
I fell on the ground with a plop
To save me more hustle
With his flippin’ Jack Russell
He wrapped me up snug in his top.

I suppose you could say it’s absurd
To feed doggy food to a bird,
But this clever old bloke
Gave it first a good soak
(Though it’s still not wot I’d have preferred).

The result of the story, you see
Is it turned out to be good for me
I stayed a bit longer,
Got bigger and stronger,
And when fit enough, was set free!

This was written in response to Kreative Kue 217 published on this site.


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      • D.L. Finn, Author

        I can imagine it was very satisfying to save and raise it. We have a cat who brings us animals to save including a squirrel and bird. But I called the animal rescue who takes good care of them. Its a group I’ve wanted to join and admire.

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        • Keith Channing

          I was involved for many years with a bird of prey centre that was big on rehabbing injured raptors, which had me also helping out with young birds (the largest I helped with was an Andean Condor that was just a few weeks old!) The biggest concern I had with this blackbird chick was to avoid making it lose its fear of humans. As it turned out, she flew off and joined the flock as well as any rehabilitated bird I have ever released.

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    • Keith Channing

      Thanks, Derrick. We have a signed compromis and, provided no hiccoughs, expect to move out on 15 June. We’re also pre-contract on a house in Yorkshire, where we’re pushing for completion as close to leaving here as we can manage.