making owls cool since 1986

We moved to Arizona to see burrow owls. Where the hell are all the burrow owls?

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Making Owls Cool Since 1986

I suppose that the name of the blog needs some explanation.

Yesterday, me and Erin drove by the Owl Shop smoke shop and Erin said that owls are starting to be trendy. There's a lot of owl stuff at Urban Outfitters and Caitlyn (Erin's sister) bought her an owl belt.

I stated that I have been "making owls cool since 1986."

I love owls. Owls and foxes are my two favorite animals. Of course, I am referring to species, as Ishmael and Rasputina are my two favorite individual animals. I became a strigidaphile when I was six or seven (1986) when my mom read me a book by Farley Mowat entitled "Owls in the Family."

The book, published in 1961, is a creative nonfiction work about two owls that the author rescued as a child and kept as pets. The owls, Wol and Weeps, are great horned owls and they have all sorts of owl related capers in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. It's really a good book, and not just for kids. It's a good book to read when you don't want anything too heavy.

So, anyhow, that's how my owl obsession began and why the blog is titled "making owls cool since 1986."

Of course, our title is a misnomer, because owls have always been cool.

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