Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Onesie the Morning Dove, beloved pet of Mary Rachel Jones, had a short but meaningful life. She was lovingly cared for up until her last breath, where the bird died in Mary's arms. Cause of death is unknown.
Onesie enjoyed being carried in a cereal bowl around the house, which startled anyone wanting to clean up the breakfast dishes. She was the subject of a creative Family Home Evening lesson last night about God's creatures. Onesie preferred sleeping on Mary's pillow to her own highly decorated cardboard bird box.
Just last night Onesie secured more permanent housing in the form of a bird cage, courtesy of Donna. The cage stands empty today.
A small burial service took place in the Jones backyard. The grave was dug by Tyce, as Mary and Harrison looked on. Lantana and an apricot adorned the tiny Rubbermaid casket. No words were said.
For the children of the Jones family, Onesie will be remembered in every song of the bird and prayer of the heart.