Tuesday, January 27, 2009

not surprising

Just as I was about to lay down and try the warm wash cloth trick on my ear, another thud. This bird hit the one little open spot on the window filled with paper X's. He died instantly and had blood coming out of his beak.

I don't mean to be all Jeffrey Dahmer like with the dead bird photos but I am taking these photos to document to my landlords that this is a REAL problem. They have never actually lived in this house (another very odd story) so I don't think they have a clue as to how awful this is.

This bird was so interesting, I've never seen this kind before. His coloring was so intricate, almost like a spotted owl. I may buy a bird book of the Northwest so I can hold up the carcasses and see just what kind of beautiful bird species slammed to it's death from our windows. With Wrigs and Chum standing by the front door, we said our prayers for this sweet soul and wrapped him up in paper towels.

After the last burial (which is Tom's duty) he asked me to not use so much paper because we are running out of room in the yard to bury the birds. How sad is that!?!?! I can't believe we are actually paying someone rent to live in this meat locker, bird killing hell hole.

Just blew another f*cking fuse with the space heater in the bathroom. Our household temp has now dropped below 55.

I'm starting to think this house is making me ill.


karengberger said...

Jeffrey Dahmer did not come to mind. More like Dr. Doolittle, talking to the animals & trying to make them well.
I can't wait for you to be able to kiss that house goodbye! I'm freezing just thinking about it -- 55 degrees! ACK! When you can get out, you are welcome to come here, warm up and sew (thanks for offering). We have no ice on the roads, & I'd love to have you here.

Maggie said...

ooh, karen, I want to come over too! Hang in there Laura, I know its hard: cant' hear, freezing, surrounded by death. Keep taking pictures, maybe your landlord will invest in those nets you put up about a foot from the window and the birds are suppose to just bounce off of them.

Anonymous said...

What are you doing in a 55 degree house?!?!!??! Go to the car! At least, that's what I would do.

I feel sick reading about the birds. I'm a bird person, and it is just so sad. You are a dear soul for taking care of them.

lizziebelle said...

that is so grim. i am so sorry.

HappyWifeHappyLife said...

When do you and Tom get to vacate this house? I almost feel like it's "Amityville Horror West". I mean really..... between the birds, the plummeting temps, etc.


Anonymous said...

I really hope your house's owners are sensitive to the bird's problem and will take care of it.