The Sorrows of Young Werewolf (eyeteeth) wrote,
The Sorrows of Young Werewolf

The mammalian minority

The chick is voracious. I estimate she downs about ten ccs of food a day, which is about two teaspoons. She weighs almost nothing and is about the size of a newborn's fist under her feathers, so this is impressive -- like eating two enormous Chicago-style sausage pizzas every day. Since she barely does anything, only occasionally bouncing from one side of the box to the other or flapping her wings, she must be using all that protein to grow.

She's on the other side of my desk. When I feed her Bela can drift over and watch. If to him I am the shape, to her I am probably the shape behind the syringe, which would be an excellent title for a short story.
Tags: animals, bela, urban wildlife
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