Well I’ve done it again. There is another shop in Bumpkinstown where the assistants will have their loony alert flashing if I ever attempt to enter in the future.
It all came about because I wanted to do some new making that I’d seen in a magazine. It needed millet – that fine bird seed you can get – or, as it turns out, that you can’t get. I tried a few shops with no success before I tried the pet shop. I asked and they said no, but they:
‘…have many variations – what exactly is it you need it for?’
‘Oh, not for feeding birds – it’s for stuffing rabbits with.’ (In retrospect, the laugh I gave at this point probably didn’t help….)
They looked a little scared, particularly when I said not to worry – my pearl barley would probably do, I just didn’t know if the rabbits would be so mobile afterwards…
It didn’t dawn on me until I was telling Sister 2 about the strange looks I got that I probably should have explained I wasn’t embarking on a spot of taxidermy and that absolutely no rabbits would be harmed in what I was doing…because actually, I was making these lavender and (due to lack of millet), pearl barley friends for little people :o) :