[CT Birds] Biography of Tawny Owl in London

Arthur Shippee ashippee at snet.net
Fri Jul 11 23:31:11 EDT 2014

Looks like an enjoyable book.  

A Rare Bond:  ‘The Owl Who Liked Sitting on Caesar,’ by Martin Windrow
"Your dog may love you, but does your dog jump onto your shoulder every morning and nuzzle you as you shave? Your cat may purr with pleasure when you feed it, but does your cat try to coax tempting morsels into your mouth, to please you? Anyone who thinks the bond between man and dog or cat is the supreme human-house pet attachment will have to reconsider after reading Martin Windrow’s touching account of the bird who changed his life, a possessive and characterful tawny owl named Mumble who was his domestic companion for 15 action-packed years. In the wild, a tawny owl is lucky to reach the age of 5; Mumble, living with the author in South London and later in rural Sussex, enjoyed three times that life span."


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