Thank goodness. That would have been a horrible day for Conor at school.
He was very upset. And obviously, he felt very guilty. We all agreed to wait a bit before re-gerbiling. I hope Santa's stocking gift of a clear water bottle helps excite him again.
In other rodent death news......
this dead mouse is what I found while cleaning some clothes off a chair in our bedroom. J'accuse, Fred. J'accuse. Especially when Fred had taken a very new interest in lying on top of the clothes and sleeping throughout the night.
Unfortunately, I've come to expect these sorts of adventures with Fred in the house. Indeed, the second shriek of the day occurred when I found the the giant (plastic) ant the kids had hidden on the top of the dresser. The physical and emotional reaction has become so natural, I couldn't even touch it and made Dave move the giant plastic ant so I could keep cleaning.
In a more delight-in-death news, our Thanksgiving Turkey was a hit this year! BACON FOR THE WIN!!
Start with some apples and sage.....
cover in bacon.....
die and go to heaven.
This one is a definite repeat. In fact, we might repeat it at Christmas!! The bacon alone is pure heaven.
I'm sure it's distasteful to link gerbil/mouse death with eating turkey. But we're on an urban farm around here and I was a strict vegetarian for 7 years. No need to sugar coat what we're doing when we eat meat. Coat it in bacon. It is very tasteful, indeed.