This week Sophia's class dissected owl pellets. Um, maybe you're a little smarter than me, but I wasn't quite sure what that was and had to google it. I sort-of wish I hadn't! Apparently, if I understand correctly, owls don't have teeth and can't chew their food so they rip their pray apart with their beaks and then swallow the large chunks whole. As they digest it, they separate the meat from the bones then regurgitate the bones, feathers and fur in a pellet. So appetizing. It looks something like this:
More loveliness. Now this bag of treasures sits on my kitchen counter. I have no idea what to do with it because she's rather proud of it. She even said she saved the mouse's hip bone just for me. I wasn't really sure how to respond to that. But in the spirit of Thanksgiving, I'm just going to be thankful she thought of me.