Thursday, June 9, 2011

In loving memory

It's been a sad day here at the Robin Diaries. We had an exciting afternoon, as Robin Banks and Robin Scherbatsky graduated from the nest and ventured out into the world. However, after Robin and Robin left the nest, it soon became apparent that Esther was not in good health. She was lying on her side in the nest, and she wasn't moving much. Mr. and Mrs. Robin stopped by the nest and tried to feed her a few times, but she was too weak to eat. Esther appears to be resting peacefully now, but it doesn't look like she's going to make it. Needless to say, this came as quite a shock. I guess it's a reminder that things in nature don't always work out exactly the way we would like.

Although Esther's life ended much too soon, we're very grateful for the time that we got to spend with her. No parent is ever supposed to admit to having a favorite child, but we always had a soft spot in our hearts for Esther. She was the runt of the litter, the underdog whom we all cheered for. She was smaller than her siblings, but she wasn't afraid to stand up for herself and make sure that she got her fair share of worms. When I witnessed this behavior, I couldn't help but think, "You go, girl!" We're very sad to see Esther go, but we will always have fond memories of our sweet, young robin.

In loving Memory
Esther Robin
May 28, 2011 to June 9, 2011

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