“Feed the birds, tuppence a bag.
Tuppence, tuppence, tuppence a bag.”
- Mary Poppins
A couple of weeks ago wen we went to the harbor, I brought along some stale old Cheerios so T could feed them to the birds. She loved every moment of it, and giggled maniacally as the pigeons and gulls surrounded her with their flapping wings and fought over the tasty treats we tossed down for them.
These birds are not shy in the slightest bit, very much unlike the little sparrows and starlings that live in our own backyard, and it was a fabulous experience for Super Puff. She would have been more than happy to feed the birds all day, I think. But all good things must come to an end, and eventually we ran out of goodies to share. . .
Once it became clear to her new-found and fickle feathery friends that Puff’s supply of snacks had been completely exhausted, they took flight in search of some other suckers who might give them a free meal.
We also went on about our business, and we had a wonderful day, but Puff didn’t forget her hungry birdy friends. . .
- To be continued -