Friday, October 17, 2008

Baggie #1

I had to be at a conference all day yesterday so I gave her a quick mouse head to hold her until I got home in the evening. She weighed in at 96g at 8:00, the lowest I've had her. I picked up some sparrows on my way home and wasn't intending to use them until the weekend but thought, "Meh, might as well give it a go."

Kino shigoto no kaeri ni tomodachi kara suzume wo te ni iremashita. Shumatsu made tsukawanai to omotta kedo, kaette taijyu hakatte kara 96g deshita. Ima made ichiban hikui taijyu dakara "Ma, yatte miyo ka?" to omotte yuwaku ni makemashita.

The experience gave me some great insight as to where I am in training. She's definitely too high as she took about 30 seconds or so before deciding to grab the sparrow. A couple things may have factored in to the hesitation, first time "hunting" with me, my wife shuffling papers in the next room, etc. but a truely on weight and manned bird would not have taken 30 seconds. I know I need to bring her down some more. On a positive note, she didn't try to go anywhere with the sparrow once she caught it. She screamed at me as I approached but she does that all the time anyway. I let her pluck a bit and eat the head before slowly reaching in and scooping her and the sparrow onto my fist. I removed the legs as she kept working on the neck and then pulled a wing off to let her work on that as I seperated her rations in another room. She did grab the wing and run to a corner but when I approached with the heart, lungs, and breast meat she left the wing and jumped back on my fist.

Iroiro manabimashita. Mazu taijyu wa mada herasanakyucha. 30byo gurai kakatte suzume wo yatto kogeki shimashita. Taijyu wa atte ittara sugu kogeki suru hazu desu. Taijyu dake jyanai kamoshirenai kedo are wa ichiban. Hitotsu no ii nowa suzume wo doko ka ni motte ikou to shinakatta desu. Atama wo tabette kara boku ga hizamazuite te wo dashitara naita kedo ugokanakatta. Suzume no ashi ya katapo no tsubasa wo hanashite suzume no karada wo betsu no heya de wakeyo to omote, amechyo wa hanashita suzume no tsubasa wo heya no kado made motte ichatta kedo, shinzo ya mune niku wo misetara tsubasa wo sutete te ni tonde kimashita.

Things will definitely be different when I head outside with her, more distractions and a greater temptation to carry I'd imagine, so again, her weight needs to come down but I think we're headed in the right direction. Fun times ahead!

Soto ni dettara iroiro muzukashikunaru to omoimasu. Shuchuryoku ga tamesareru shi, suzume wo doko ka ni motte iku yuwaku ga 10bai gurai tsuyokunarimasu. Dakara taijyu wo herasanakyucha kedo kari made wa sou nani toukunai to omoimasu. Saiko 2shukan gurai kana.