Sunday, June 27, 2010

Chicken for Dinner!

Last week mom had to go to her annual retreat. The neighbor lady said she would be happy to watch us and feed us and clean our litter while mom was gone. She has helped mom with our toenail clipping from time to time. In spite of this, we like her. So, mom invited the lady and her family up for supper a few days before the retreat and she made my very favoritest food. Chicken!

I thought since she had put so many chairs around the table that I was invited too. After all, who appreciates her chicken more than me, right? So, I picked out the seat I wanted and politely waited for the food to be served.

Soon, mom got the camera out and the guests were laughing and said how cute I looked and then...the indignity! Mom asked me to get down and told me if I was "a good girl" she would give me some chicken later after dinner was over!! Don't you think that was really rude?

We did have a very good time with our neighbor lady friend while mom was gone. She even gave us treats.

Have a wonderful week everyone!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Two Baby Doves!

Our mom has been watching our Dove family all week before and after work. She has taken eleventy-seven pictures, most of which didn't come out very well. But looky!

See! Two babies with the momma dove! It's kind of hard to see the little sister but she is right beside her big brother. I think their names are Sam and Emma.

Doesn't the momma dove have pretty blue eyeshadow. The babies change positions from time to time. So, here Sam is where Emma was in the last picture. You can only see the momma and Sam but Emma is the little lump in the foreground taking a nap.

Both kids look like they are almost ready to fledge.

Just now, the wind has come up again and our mom is a little worried that Sam and Emma will think it might be fun to fly in the wind. Hopefully, they will listen to their mom and dad, who take turns watching the kids, and hang on tightly to their nest.

We hope you all have a happy week.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Home in a Tree

Yesterday when mom went out to check the mail she saw this in one of our trees. We can't see it from our windows but we looked at the pictures mom took. Can you see the momma bird in the tree?

It's a Dove! It's about thirty feet up in the air. Mom took these pictures from the third floor walkway.

Here's the momma dove up closer. It's kind of blurry so you can't see the wonderful stick nest she built. The wind was beginning to pick up when this picture was taken and our mom kept going back to check on the momma dove and make sure she was O.K. in all that wind. Then, one time in the midst of the branches swaying and the wind blowing pretty fiercely, there was a little head that peeked up! A baby dove's tiny head! The momma dove was hovering over it and pushing it down with her wing and body so it would be safe in all the wind.

This morning mom checked again and the little family survived the wind storm!

Have a happy week all!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Almost Too Hot

It's been almost too hot to open the east window blinds in the morning. It's been almost too hot to go out on the balcony in the evening. It's been almost too hot to chase each other around. It's been almost too hot to wrestle. The only thing it hasn't been too hot to do is...

have suppertime together! TGFAC (thank G-d for air conditioning)

Have a wonderful week and stay cool everyone.