Friday, August 14, 2015

Friday Flowers, Flight, and Fun

Do you remember when we showed you the creativity our Mom had out on our front porch?

She was trying to protect the little baby birdies from the hot sun.  We had a Mama Sparrow who built her nest in the back right corner of this planter. There were three eggs, maybe four, but only two hatched.

Here they are crying for food.  Mom said she saw Mama Sparrow come back several times a day for about 6 or 7 days. Then she seemed to disappear.  The babies just lay in the nest without moving.  Once in a while Mom would see them jump or flicker a bit.  But she was convinced that Mama Sparrow had abandoned them.  As each day went by, she got sadder and sadder because she could see the babies growing their quills and then their feathers, but they seemed to have no life.

NOW she thinks those baby sparrows had some possum genes because they were just playing dead.  Yesterday she was sweeping the porch and all of a sudden the two babies flew out of the planter and down to the sidewalk. They scared the heck out of Mom.

Here is the empty nest.  Mom heard the Mama Sparrow chirping like crazy up in the tree near our house. So she went inside to let Mama handle the babies.  They have not been seen or heard from since.  Mom says she must be really dumb to have thought those babies were dying when all they were doing was playing a trick on her.

 Now we wait and watch to see if the right side of the planter will revive itself.

And NOW she needs to get back out there and finish sweeping the porch:)

Now for some fun for US.  Here are the three donkeys that Phantom loved to go visit.  The third one is tucked up on the left side of the photo.  Mom thought she would get brave and take us two sweet wild pups up to see Phantom's pals.

Ciara has her eyes very intensely focused on these two.

Lightning had his eye on the third one headed down towards us.  

So how did our visit go?  Mom says she had all she could do to hang on to our leashes so we wouldn't both scale that fence to go play get those BIG dogs donkeys:)

Maybe we need to reconsider because this one seemed to really just want to say hello:)  Mom says next time we visit she is going to take us one at a time.

 Later yesterday Lightning was really wanting to go for another walk to see his new pals.

"C'mon, Ciara - get UP - we need to get Mom moving."

"Hi, Mom, I am not doing anything here, just sitting by Ciara and keeping her company."

"Don't listen to him, Mom - he is disturbing my beauty sleep!"

"OK, OK, OK, Lightning, now I am UP!!!  So Mom, how about another trip to see those donkeys?"

Woos - Ciara and Lightning


Julie said...

YAY fur the baby birdies (Do you finks Momma Sparrow suffers from empty nest syndrome?)
I luffs your Donkey friends, haf you got names fur them yet?
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Mark Muller said...

I'm glad Jack Sparrow and his bro made it and I hope they will come back to youir mom for a short hello :o)
your donkeys look interesting, I like donkeys very much... till they start to scream... that's the time I rather run away .o)

Marg said...

Maybe the Momma bird was coming at night to feed the babies and they were sleeping during the day. Your Mom was not nuts to thing something was wrong with the Baby Birds.
We are so excited that you Woos got to go see Phantom's donkeys. What fun. Donkeys love to investigate new things and probably thought you two Woos were very interesting. You all have a super week end.

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

Mrs Sparrow will probably be Back next year - they tend to build in the same spot each year and it is nice to know 2 of them made it into the big wide word. We would probably of wanted to say a BIG hello to those donkeys too :)

Oz theTerrier said...

Oh, those silly and sneaky birds! I am glad the babies were just fine. You all did very good letting them be raised in your planter. And you got to meet donkeys?!? I am so jealous!

Amber DaWeenie said...

That Mama birdie was probably just hiding and went to her babies when Mom wasn't looking. She trained those babies well! Say HI to your donkey pals fur me... ;)

Dory and the Mama said...

We are so happy the birdie story had a happy ending!!

We wish we could visit donkeys, the minis told us how fun they are and now you got to visit very cool!!!

Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

Anonymous said...

So glad the babies were just being extra QUIET when your Mom came outside....their Mom was taking care of them obviously! As for the donkeys - I bet they liked seeing the beautiful WHITE small donkeys who came to visit them....(hahahahahaha).

Love, Sammy

Madi and Mom said...

OH MY WOOS!! You two are so funny today... you had O'sparrows in that nest.
How high did your mom jump when the O'sparrows flew the planter?
Bless her heart. What a great post of your donkeys. Looks like they wanna be furiends. Lightning fair warning...don't bug a girl getting her beauty sleep...she might wake up cranky.
Hugs madi your bfff

Two French Bulldogs said...

Those silly birdies wanted shade then flew away BOL. Ciara doesn't look like she is going anywhere soon
Lily & Edward

FiveSibesMom said...

What wonderful pics!!! Such adventures you are having!

Love the "come on and get up" pic. Priceless!

Casey said...

You're right, you'll be able to play SO much better without that silly fence in the way!

Jenna,Mark Drady said...

Well i'm certainly glad that they decided to come back to life LOL! Sheesh! What a scare that must have been!
ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

C.L.W.STEP said...

Wow! That was quite amazing to see those donkeys close up! Ghostwriter passes a farm on her way to work and there are donkeys, a few little pygmy goats, and a couple horses. But it's private property along a busy road. So the next time you go see your donkeys, say hello from us!

Idaho PugRanch said...

Glad the little birdies are OK. Mom would like the birds that have taken over our tree to leave, cause they are making such a mess (bird poop all over the deck and lawn). Butt she hestitates to scare them off cause there might be babies.
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

BeadedTail said...

We're glad the baby birdies were okay! Sorry they scairt your mom though! How cool you got to see Phantom's donkey buddies! Hope you get to see them lots!

stellaroselong said...

OH we are so glad those birdies would have worried also, we fink one at a time to see those donkeys is a good idea...sometimes mom just takes one of us, so we have special time wif her....stella rose

Brian said...

Maybe you should bring them back to your place for a little party!

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

We'd love to chase some of those Big animals. They usually just look at us through the fence like we're nuts or something. SHE can just imagine your mum hanging on to you. SHE says three excited smallish dogs are enough to deal with....can just imagine two large--bred to pull heavy loads must be like!

The Army of Four said...

BABY BIRDIES!!!!!!! YAY!!!! That's totally cool!
I hope you got to go see the donkeys again. Cam and I totally love farm animals.
Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher

Chef Sasha said...

I love the baby birdies and I have never seen anything as big as those donkeydogs!!

Ziggy Out!!

sprinkles said...

I remember those Phanton/donkey posts! They always made me smile. I bet my chi's would scare them from all their barking. Chico can be a bit mouthy sometimes.

I hope the birds come back one day. I remember once years ago when I lived with my parents, we found a bird's nest on the porch near the front door. The mama quit coming around and the babies died. My dad said that we probably upset the mama since we were coming and going all of the time.

The Florida Furkids said...

We're so glad the babies were just playing with your Mom and were they really startled her when they flew out!!!

How cool that you got to see the donkeys!!

The Florida Furkids

Melon said...

I'm glad the birdies were okay!
And lucky you guys to see the donkeys, although I feel for your Mom trying to handle you both trying to scale the fence! One at a time may be easier next time - then they can tell each other the stories ;)

Cupcake said...

I'm so glad the baby birds were alive and well!! That's great news.

I LOVE the donkeys!! That is so great that your Mom takes you by for a visit. The donkeys look like they really enjoy seeing you too.

Millie and Walter said...

We're glad to hear your babies were only pretending and were able to leave the nest. Those donkeys look like they would be fun friends to have.

Jans Funny Farm said...

So glad the birds survived. Must have given your mom quite the scare. :)

So you two like the donkeys. Good-sized playmates, aren't they!