Not quite what we were looking for


As seen in The Bone Room, a place I actually took the kids to, yes I did. Six and four years old, thank you for asking. We were in search of a witchcraft store that sold live owls (yeah, I know: I told her, too, but she wasn’t about to believe me that we would find it difficult to purchase an owl, alive or dead, anywhere within the city limits). This was the closest I could get us to.

Hey, it was worth a try. Several minutes in  — I think it was when we passed a tidy row of some half-dozen small alligator heads, you think I am kidding, I am sorry to say I am not — they were both fairly convinced that while it was a witchcraft store, it was one that practiced the dark arts. Italics hers.

With any luck, I’ll have enough time on my commute to or fro work to tell a bit more about how we managed to get here, and where we went thereafter. Meanwhile, you can peruse the links and try hard to consider my kids lucky that I did not call to their attention the owl pellets, about which the store’s website enlightens us, thus:

owl pellets are the indigestible bits of fur and bone regurgitated by owls (and other birds of prey). These sterilized pellets can be taken apart to reveal the owl’s last meal, expect to see bones from mice, voles, and numerous other small creatures.

6 thoughts on “Not quite what we were looking for”

  1. Yum, numerous other small creatures… I’m pretty sure that’s what we ordered on the pizza, no ?~?

    Kids Rock and you tell great stories, LD.

  2. Hi, Polly, so the kids are reading or you’re reading them the great Harry Potter novels… such a beautiful face in own life, let them enjoy it.. it’s does worry the fact that she’s interest in the dark arts xD okay, so I think the lil monkey definitely Gryffindor (maybe Ravenclaw cause she’s a book worm) and the lil peanut is Gryffindor (maybe even Hufflepuff just cause he’s a free spirit)….didn’t I say I was a hardcore-die hard-long live- HP fan? O:

  3. What? You mean she hasn’t been dissecting owl pellets in school? Because my kid came home with a plastic bag full of ickiness and we had to hide it until she forgot about it and throw it away secretly.
    Just you wait.

  4. @Tamara, you’re questioning Gryffindor or Ravenclaw? When we so clearly have the next Hermione Granger on our proverbial hands?

    See, now I wish I’d bought a wand when the Harry Potter exhibit came through Boston a year or so ago, so that I could send it to her. 🙂 Meanwhile, Folkmanis puppetmakers make wonderfully realistic owl puppets…

    • This is o so much fun! And I so appreciate the HP insider intel!

      When I’m done with work stuff (“when”?) I will post up the tell-tale other half of the story. Y’all are right on the money.

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