Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Island of Misfit Toys

Animals Divine Tarot ~ 7 of Swords

In the Rider-Waite tradition, deceit/deception. In the Thoth, futility. Eventually we will fall asleep and then the boogie man really is there. Eventually the frog forgets about the shadow and moves. And so does the egret; nailed.

Our  new family member Rudy is sick. We didn't realize he was sick when we brought him home, he was just different. Like us. Here at the Island of Misfit Toys. Whatever little imbalance he had in the beginning (maybe he has never been out of a cage?) turned into inability to walk in a straight line. (Maybe he is single visioned?) Today he ran into the wall making his way out the popdoor, fell off the ramp, and spins in a circle more often than making forward movement. (stroke?) Whatever it is is progressing at a rapid rate of speed and beyond a shadow of a doubt we are losing him.

Sometimes I hate love, it hurts so much. 


  1. My heart aches for your beloved and the knowing of what is coming.

  2. That's the problem with love; it requires us to make our hearts tender. So sorry for Rudy and his loving companions. (((S)))

  3. Oh,so sorry Sharyn. Death is hard when we love. And when physically he has issues, all I want is to take him to Mayo Clinic fir a miracle diagnosis with medicine that makes him live a long long life. (In my imagination, where a perfect world exists, you and Rob flew him to “Rooster Mayo Clinic” yesterday.) Hugs to you from me.

  4. He is gone now, wrapped in a burgundy shroud and buried under the yellow rose. Kissed and assured he was good for his girls and good to his girls, all that could be asked of a rooster in this world.

    1. When you brought him home he got to spend some quality time and the girls perked up.


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