The Diagnosis

The Diagnosis

If you look up “mixed feelings” in the dictionary, I’m pretty sure you’ll find the following conversation: Vet: I got Stephen’s biopsy report back. The good news is that it’s not cancer Me [thinking]: Whoa, wait. If that’s the...
Medical Update

Medical Update

While everyone in Washington is running around reforming health care (or not), the Corvid Affordable Vet Care Act—otherwise known as some generous folks at GoFundMe and my Visa card—has been the focus around here. Whatever those ten essential components to a health...
Medicine Games, Round II

Medicine Games, Round II

I continue to try to figure out how to give Stephen Crowbert medicine twice a day without all of us going insane. My clever plan: inject three mice with meds and then put them in Stephen’s favorite parts of the enclosure so he’ll find them before Gwen. Not...

Chasing Stephen Crowbert

I volunteered for the Raptor Conservancy of Virginia for three years and netting the birds in the flight cage was always the same: get the birds flying, hold up the net, wait until the bird flew into the net, twist to prevent escape, and lower the net to the ground....
Ucawz #2

Ucawz #2

Their Corvid Majesties do hereby Announce and Proclaim: The provision of morning superworms shall not be late. Tardiness causes Their Eminences inconvenience as it necessitates clinging to the side of the enclosure and yelling. Exertion before morning sustenance is...