Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Wesley the Owl

I just finished reading a cute little book called Wesley the Owl. It's basically a Marley & Me story, but with an owl instead of a dog. (Also read Marley & Me a few years ago - cried at the end, bawled even harder in the theater - surprising since if you asked me 10 years ago if I would ever own a dog, I would have said no).

It was interesting the learn "the way of the owl" as author Stacey puts it. Owls are just as loyal, protective and loving as any other traditional pet.... obviously raising a wild owl is not something everyone can or should do. It was especially amazing to hear how many mice she had to collect and feed to him daily! Owls eat whole mice, then later cough up a ball of the remains. Sounds gross, but many science students study these perfect little mouse skeletons. In fact, on a recent search of owl items, I found that you can actually buy one of these little "balls" on the Urban Outfitters website. Check it out here.
I recommend this read to any animal or owl lover out there. And maybe a visit to the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary, a place I've yet to go, is in my future for my very own owl watching!

3 comments:

Lorelei said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Sounds like a good book to take on the cruise with me!! perfect! Thanks for the info.

i will NOT be purchasing any owl puke any time soon though.
but thanks.

really.

peacockfairy said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This would be a great book for your trip! Do you think I can fit in your suitcase? :-)

2ifbysea said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

oh no u don't, lol! i've got dibs on lorelei's suitcase!!!