Monday, September 25, 2017

Catching Up

Well I, Sweet William The Scot, got to catch you up on what happened with the baby birds we acquired by buying a bird house at Lowe's and getting down the road only to find out the house was occupied with babies.  If you remember we tried to get the store to take them back with no luck.
Sitting on my new driveway and thinking this sure looks different.

The first one to fly off was Flappy just as Lee was taking this picture but sadly his life ended that day.  We had one of those sideways sheet rains and Lee saw him trying to make it back to the nest but by the time she got to him the rain had washed him down to the drain and he had taken in to much water.
We had two for the next several weeks.  Little, on the left, was always singing but sadly his singing stopped one hour before he died.  Lee had him in her hand he kept stretching like he had a tummy ache then he died.  He never got his fledgling feathers.
Now we had only Spikey.  We knew he was lonely so we kept him with us all the time.  If we went out on the porch he sat with us.  If I was looking out the door he was sitting with me looking out.  Well we had him for over a month then he flew away.
But he still comes back.  Some evenings when we are sitting on the porch he comes in and sits on the basket handle.  He has never gotten the ability to make a good landing.  He flies then runs as he lands sometimes running into things.  We don't see his species around here much.  We have noticed the hummingbirds have befriended him and he sits with them but cannot keep up with them flying.  We worry what he will do when winter comes.  He eats the seeds off of our cone plants we notice.  He never leaves for more than a day or two.

Spikey has followed us in the door a couple of times.  So when Lee saw a birdcage out for the garbage last week she stopped and put it in the car.  If he has a hard time he can stay with us this winter.
Our prayer for him is that he can find some of his kind who could teach him what he needs to know to survive and not be lonely.
But he will always have us.

Our tall Phlox had beautiful heads this year.
We had Petunias in pink, purple and blue this year that got really big and grew out of the bed.
Our  Elephant Ear (Colocasia) were just starting here.  They got to be over five feet tall.
Our Needle and Thread plants all had flowers, we would see Spikey sitting on them when they were in bloom.
Our Knock Out Roses really took off in the Spring.
We have lost over $100 in flowers in having a new cement driveway poured.

Will has had a hard Summer but seems to be improving.  The vet is of the thought his white spots and two stone hard lymph nodes and malaise could have been the result of an insect like a poison spider bite.

Thanks for being a friend
Traveling down the road and back again
Your heart is true and your a friend of mine
Signing Off
Sweet William The Scot



28 comments :

  1. Spider bite....doesn't sound too bad after all the other diagnoses! We hope Spikey can fly away, but you might have a boarder for the winter. Too bad about the other little ones, but life's hard in nature.
    Good to hear from you, and may we say how handsome you look.

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  2. You did a great job raising Spikey. In the wild he and his siblings might not have done any better. We're sorry to hear you haven't been feeling very well and have our paws crossed that you feel much better soon.

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  3. Oh SW, it sure is good to hears from you! I've been thinkin' abouts you and Lee, and hoping you were having a FABulous summer. I'm sorry abouts Spikey's sibs. I am sure they thank you for the chance to grow the way they did. I hopes Spikey can find some of his kind and have a lovely burdie life in nature, butts if he can't, I sure am glads you and Lee will be his family.
    Sendin' lots of POTP for you SW! I hopes you are feelin' better soon, and you are a FABulous model for your pretty new driveway (Ma says sorry abouts the plants...ouch!)
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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  4. So great to see you, we do hope you are on the mend now. We lost one of our baby robins too. Maybe Spikey wants to live with you.
    hugs
    Hazel & Mabel

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  5. Hi Will, great to hear from you, and gosh that is good news that your are now doing better after your horrid summer.
    Fingers and paws crossed here for Spikey's continued survival. He sounds a great guy.
    Toodle pip!
    Bertie.

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  6. your birdies are too cute william... like your flowers... the vet think a spider attacked you? oh how horrible...is there a special treatment for such effects after poisonous insect/spider attacks?

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  7. I hope that Spikey can find another Chickadee and they can pair up and if not, he has you and your sweet mom to take care of him, William. Your flowers are soooooo beautiful!

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  8. Hari OM
    OMD Sweet Wills - in the summer that driveway will blind you with its brightness! Oh I think Spikey is finding its wings quite well - I think it is a Chickadee? The Love you and Lee have given and the shelter you provide is clearly appreciated. Blessings to you all! Still keep you on my POTP listing; that you continue to grow stronger and improve from whatever that mysterious affliction has been! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

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  9. We are so glad you were able to help one bird. Glad he stops by to visit.

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  10. Oh gosh, I do hope Spikey continues to do well and finds some friends soon. It was so nice of you and Lee to help these birds. I'm so sorry the other two didn't make it. Paws crossed for Spikey

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  11. Thank you for the update on your feathered friends. I do hope he finds some of his kind but until he does he has you and Lee. Keeping you in our prayers.
    Bentley & Pat

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  12. So happy to catch up, I've been checking your blog regularly for an update. Hope Spikey knows how to get to his safe spot, and that you are well. Smooches Jazzi

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    1. Thanks for checking on us ~ it makes us smile knowing we have friends because we have a simple blog.
      Your friend
      Wills

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  13. WE are so glad you are feeling better, and your mom is like a super doctor for taking care of that little bird....i hope he stays with you stella rose

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  14. I'd visit Spikey, but she's probably female.

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    1. Well a male's white colors are much brighter than a female's. His black colors are also much darker. Spikey is getting a much darker top with whiter cheeks so perhaps Spikey might be a male. I'm not going to ask him to lift his feathers so I can see his bum. And female friends can be fun. Spikey is fun!
      Wills

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    2. But I need more than a friend, I'm sick of laying infertile eggs.

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    3. Two Words
      Artificial insemination!!
      SWTS

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  15. Hi there Sweet William and mom! We popped over to see how you were doing. SO glad to hear that you are improving and your vet thinks it was an insect bite. We are sorry to hear of all the flowers you lost! Hope your bird friend continues to visit for a while! Xo Jeanne, Chloe, Romeo and Juliet

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  16. I thinks it's amazing that you were able to save even one of the baby birds. I know you will continue to take good care of Spikey as long as he needs you and lets you. By the way, making sure you know that elephant ears are poisonous to dogs. Glad you're doing better, Wills.

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    1. Yes that is a good reminder that Elephant Ears are very toxic to cats and dogs. Our plant is in a giant pot as high as I am standing on my hind feet
      Wills

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  17. Wow, Sweet William. I am glad you could help those birds as well as you did, without their real 'peeps', getting one to be fledged is quite a feat! Bravo. They can become quite tame, so maybe he will winter with you. They like sunflower seeds, and mealworms too.

    We had to forgo some trees even when we got fenced and then put in a driveway and sidewalk. Soon when winter arrives that new driveway will be so appawsiated. We sure did, cause the new replaced a gravel rutted mess:)

    I do hope your little body will get over whatevfur nasty stuff that happened from a bad bug. Sending lots of POTP.

    Tonight I may have a new brofur here...then maybe I will need some POTP, BOL!!!

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  18. Lovely photo of you young Wills. Hope all is well and spider bite is very good news.
    Love Pea

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  19. Sweet Will! We are so happy to hear from you and Lee - it sounds like you have had a busy summer taking care of baby birdies and getting yourself back to good health. Spiders can be very scary!

    Edgar and his mum

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  20. Your sweet bird looks like a chickadee. I hope he makes it through the winter! They love black oiler seeds. (Sunflower, not the stripped ones). And I hope Will feels a lot better as fall comes on!

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  21. Awesome photos, you have such a cute dog! Thanks for the share.
    Henry

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    1. You look mighty darn handsome yourself Henry! Thanks for stopping by.
      Sweet William The Scot

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