Thursday, 31 May 2012

New Addition to the Family

Yesterday we gained a new addition to our family, a lovely little fella. Lauren's been really excited all week, I've been checking on the scamp, making sure he's OK before we took full responsibility of him. Every night I'd go out onto the roof and make sure the fat pigeons hadn't nibbled his face off. Finally, he was ready and I brought him inside and we washed his delicate little body. Lauren's eyes lit up as soon as she saw how he'd come out and she just wanted to hold him straight away. We let him get used to the flat for a few hours while we ate our dinner, then decided the get to know each other a bit better.

Strawberry Joe
So here he is, Strawberry Joe.

Obviously we took a few photos with him and admired his size and beauty. The first strawberry from our roof, a deep red, not too squashy with an awesome shock of green hair.

We were well proud.

But tragedy struck! Somehow he split in two. I had a knife in my hand, it might have been that. Somehow in that moment Strawberry Joe was gone and our grief overwhelmed us. Things went crazy, I...WE acted out of character. That's the only way I can put it.
A Strawberry's Funeral

We ate Strawberry Joe.

We didn't mean to eat this delicious, plump strawberry.

Maybe it was for the best, though I'm worried he might come back to haunt us.  Hopefully his brothers and sisters will fair better when they come in from the roof...