Admittedly, I’m departing a bit from my pets theme. Though I’m sure there are people out there who have pet crows, what prompted me to go down this road was a BBC article about suburban crows who, although wild, have a cozy connection with humans. I shared this on Animals Underfoot’s Facebook Page (which I’ve been too shy to promote and therefore no one knows about it yet, as evidenced by its paltry number of Likes). I’m reposting it here without much commentary, but I’m gearing up to write some stuff on crows in the next few days. Till then, visit the FB page, or click on the link in the embedded FB post below, or go directly to to read this whimsical tale of a little girl who has a curious barter system going with some crows she feeds in her Seattle, Washington backyard.