Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Dr. Doolittle

On Sunday morning before church Jeff went for a walk. He brought home a surprise...a little bird. It was laying on the side of the road and had one eye missing. So the rescue started. We sat the tiny bird in the tree near where it was on the side of the road seeing if the mama would come back for it...when she did not we took it in. We have "him" in the cat box the roosters came it (isn't that confusing). We have him nicely bedded and feed him wet chicken food and water from the medicine dropper. When I open the box to feed him, he opens his mouth wide waiting for me to fill it. He will sit so quietly with absolutely no fear - probably because he never was taught. So, I have added songbird rehabilitation to my resume...along with chicken rescue - as one of our chickens needed some saving this week...Cecil is doing just fine, he got out and the rooster found him before I did. The big rooster just about pecked him to death. But he is just fine now. No need for textbooks yet, our homeschooling is full of spontaneous lessons.
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