September 17, 2010

A bird in the hand

Or, I should say, a bird in the house, which is what we had a couple days ago.

Todd I were sitting peacefully working at the dining room table when whoosh! a bird came swooping through the dining room!  It bumped its way around the chandelier and our heads before flying off to the sun room.

We took off after it, including Rigby who was very interested in the lil' guy.  We found the bird resting on a window and...

We didn't quite know what to do.  We didn't have anything handy to catch it with, you know, like a net, but Todd found an old towel that we thought might do.  He sneaked up behind the bird slooooowly and ever so gently wrapped the towel around it and headed outside.

Todd sat the bird on the stoop to let it recover and do its thing.  Poor guy, he was stressed!  He was panting and didn't have the energy to even pull himself upright...

Finally, after a couple minutes the bird got it together and sat up...

Rigby had been watching the scene with extreme interest.  In the sun room he stood on point, staring intently with nostrils flaring, as Todd approached the bird.  And he wouldn't go inside until the bird flew off, which it did moments later.

Stay tuned for the next animal intruder story.  I saw a mouse in our kitchen!


  1. Awww... that bird is lucky that it still has its life!!!!!!

    I was housesitting a year or so back and had a bird fly into the screen door. It was terrible and sort of scrambled off to die. I ran to a neighbor's house for help and they took the bird to a rescue where it was nursed back to life and freedom.

    By the way, I LOVE this blog. Peonies are my favorite flower.

  2. Mom saw a frog under the toaster at the lake house. :)

    PS ~ Your blog is looking good. :)

  3. Teal Tulip: Your comment made me laugh out loud! That is hilarious!

  4. Aw, Rigby. Such a good, protective dog. Good luck to the little birdie.

  5. Yeah, the baby frog came in when Dad opened the sliding door, and he could never find it. I found it! I got him in a McDonald's coffee cup and put him outside, but he was still in the cup and peeked out of the drinking hole. I went to get my camera, and he tipped the cup over on the deck rail and ended on the ground. Scared the beejeebers out of me when I saw that thing under the toaster. I have no idea how he got up there.I like your blog, too. Love the pictures and heading.

  6. I love Rigby staring at the bird, too. Reminds me when Rajah softly put the bird in the snow, when Kelly and Stacey were sledding down the scorio hill one winter. He was so gentle with the meadowlark babies in the grass by the driveway, too, and lay there protecting them. He also lay beside the baby antelope he and I saw on a walk, and wouldn't leave it. Rigby...good dog:)


Related Stories

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...