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