Tuesday, 17 July 2007

My Birdbrained feathered friend and other things

                  

First I must tell you about my encounter with a Thrush ~ we have had some very windy days and I noticed that the wind had blown the lid of one of the bird feeders ~ I saw a bluetit go in and help himself to a whole peanut and turned round in the feeder and flew away ~

I thought to myself that if a bigger bird tried to do that it may be in trouble ~ but never thought much more about it ~ until I glanced out of the window and couldn't make out what was in the bird feeder ~ so went outside to have a closer look

When I got there I saw this Thrush head down and trapped ~ I lifted the feeder up and tipped out the peanuts hoping the bird would follow ~ but Oh NO ~ it's claws were trapped amongst the wire mesh ~ I couldn't move the wire so called Lyn ~ she took hold of the feeder and just broke it apart ~ it was soldered  and I don't know where she got the strength to break it open ~ but she did and the bird flew away and didn't seem any the worse for it's experience ~

Toby is a very young puppy and we Baby sat him last night as his owner was admitted into hospital ~ she gave birth to a beautiful baby boy on July 12th but was having problems so they took her back into hospital ~

I'll tell you that little puppy played hard for 5 minutes at a time then slept for 10 minutes ~ and his teeth were like little needles ~ just look at my arm to see the cuts and scratches :o)

To tell the truth we enjoyed having him ~ and his mistress was allowed home late last night so he was picked up and reunited with her ~ Toby has a broken leg you probably can see his cast ~ but belive you me it do'es not stop him from playing ~

 

35 comments:

nhd106 said...

Hi Ally,
If a squirrel wants something...he's gonna get it! lol.
That Toby is adorable!!  Wish I could play with him.  
Oh, and a Happy Belated Birthday to you!!

Nancy

oddb0dkins said...

What is it with dogs? you can buy them every chewy toy imaginable but they always go back to the smelly old slipper!
B. x

ora4uk said...

Squirrels are serious folk....and will work very hard to get where they want too LOL....and Toby is a cutie...and that broken leg doesn't seem to slow him down....glad he and owner are happy together again....and I enjoyed all your pics...hugs from Ora in KY

labdancer51 said...

Hello Ally, Lovely to hear from you.  What smashing photos of the cheeky squirrel,  they manage to reach the bird food how ever much you try to stop them! Well done to Lynn for rescuing the thrush, I`m sure he/she was very grateful to her at the time. :o)   Toby is so sweet, do you know how he managed to break his poor little leg? I do remember just how sharp a puppies teeth are, it`s just a shame that they don`t...lol! :o)

Love Sandra xxxx

gaboatman said...

Ally
What great pictures!  Who could help falling in love with little Toby?  He's a heart stealer for sure.  I hope his leg mends okay.  I love the shots of the squirrel.  We love watching them in our yard and leave a tidbit or two for them from time to time.  Your squirrel looks quite determined.  Thank goodness you were home to see the thrush caught in the feeder.  I'm glad Lyn was able to free it, but now you must shop for a new feeder, I'll bet.  I really enjoyed this entry!  :)
Sam

ukgal36 said...

As always great pics...love Toby.. that was the name of my Mums dog...
Lyn

lindaggeorge said...

Great photos and I love Toby, he looks so cute.

Linda x.

elainey2465 said...

Awwww bless lil Toby!! When was it your birthday? Happy Birthday!! Your cake looks yummy! Laine xx
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jeadie05 said...

Good for Lyn releasing the bird and Toby is a sweetie ,so pleased the new baby is home again ,your cake looks yummy I hope you had a lovely day ..love Jan xx

jonibooks1991 said...

I loved the pictures of the puppy he really is cute.  Sounds like you've been having fun.  Joni

plieck30 said...

I looked back in my birthday book and I have you down for July 11th. Hope you had a very nice one. Glad you have strong Lyn around to rescue trapped birds. Nice pictures, Paula

mtrib2 said...

A late 'Happy Birthday' to you Ally!    I enjoyed seeing the photos of your apple trees and squirrel and the puppy!    I will email you soon and let you know how things are going for me.    mark

tendernoggle said...

Toby is so cute! And that is the first time i have seen a cast on a pup!lol It is amazing the strength we get when we need a little extra!
Godd hearing from ya again too!
love ya,
carlene

emabecmar said...

awwwww toby is adorable. love the pics of the squirrel, lol. A very Happy belated Birthday to you. (((((((hugs))))))))
Cindy

therealslimemmy said...

i hope the puppies owner is ok
he is a cute puppy
loved the pictures the little tree is so full of fruit!
and the squirrel looks so full as well
LOL
em

sdoscher458 said...

Cute puppy, I can see that it is active even with the broken leg. Great pictures...love, Sandi

mariealicejoan said...

I'm so glad that you were able to rescue the trapped thrush.  I really enjoyed the pictures of your bird feeders and the puppy.  How cute!
Marie
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astoriasand said...

The pictures are lovely Ally,how close you got tot he squirrel amazing.I was happy to know th ethrush got away.Thanx to strong woman Lynn LOL!! Toby is a bonny little dog,what a shame he broke his leg.I hope he is soon well aagain.You seemd to have a real struggle with the harness.Lets be satisfied you only got scratched and not a nasty bite LOL.LOvely posting>Missed sanps of Barney and NIN never mand maybe next time.Haa.Thanx for sharing the pictures and your garden lawn and apple tree looks fantastic.Take care God Bless KATH
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springangel235 said...

All the photos are great...I love coming by here and catching up with you.  Thank you for your support during my husbands illness...it meant so much...hugs and love,
Joyce

jaymact1 said...

Norfolk has such a big sky we always say that. Great pictures of the garden and the squirrel. Love Joan.

rayne1123 said...

happy late birthday!!  poor toby looks so sad with his cast on his foot..lol  i love that squirell he is adorable
hugs

noelle

helloimkara said...

Im glad the bird was able to be freed!!!  Have a great week Ally!

Kara

lsfp1960 said...

Wow, that's strange that a bird would let itself get into a predictament like that.  Poor thing, I bet it was terrified. I'm glad you & Lyn were able to set it free.  Those pesky squirrels...I keep finding peanuts in my hanging baskets.  I quit giving them peanuts years ago so it must be someone nearby.  Puppies and kittens are like two year old children...so much energy.  Wish it could be bottled so us that are older could have some of it.   Linda in Washington state

funnyface0s0 said...

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday (can i have a piece of your caaaaake) happy birthday to uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu......lol..... hope you had a fab birthday Ally xxx
I hope Mrs Thrush was fine and could fly back home alright - and for a moment i thought there was a new addition to your four legged family !!!
Luv Jaynee xx

fowfies said...

OH Happy Birthday Ally! Hope it was a nice birthday. We used to have so many squirrels into the feeders at the old place. They would really chew them up badly. Being in the open now we don't have to worry about any squirrels. Haven't had a one since we have been here and the birds can eat in peace. Toby is a cutie pie...I bet he was a rambunctous little pup..I love puppies. Hope his owner will be alright now and be able to spend time at home with her new baby. The fruit trees are wonderful. Ian would like to have some growing here, but we haven't gotten around to that yet.

louiseb411 said...

Hope you had a great birthday, well done for saving the poor thrush! What a sweet little dog  Louise x

acoward15 said...

How did you get a picture of a blue sky? I haven't seen one for weeks.
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blpltt said...

Birthday wishes Ally.  I love ginger cake.
We lost a coal tit on a bird feeder last year; its tiny claw got wedged between two wires.
Bunny x

stupidsheetguy said...

Hi there!
I imagine Lyn is a great one to have around in an emergency! Her response to the Thrush's situation was quite heroic.
I see you got to visit with a "Toby" as well. My kids' dog is a fellow Toby and he was here for an extended visit. I have video which I hope to post!

Lovely pictures as always. Loved the squirrel shots!

faveanti said...

What a love Toby looks.  Was it hard to part with him?  Glad the thrush was ok.  There's a lesson to us all there I think
love, Angie, x

faircolleen said...

I have fallen in love with Toby. . .awww. . . he is gorgeous.

cacklinrosie101 said...

Toby is adorable.   Poor little thing in the cast but lol he's like a little child.  Nothing stops them.  I'm glad you were able to save the bird.  The squirrel is so funny grabbing his food.  Love xx Chris

tellsg said...

As you can see I am well behind on my alerts.  Toby is gorgeous bet you really enjoyed baby sitting him.  Hugs, Terry x

susanebunn said...

Ally, ou sure had an exciting week!  A thrush of all things!  And babysitting a puppy with a broken leg!  Never a dull moment at your place!

Love,
Susie

lindachapmanuk said...

You and Lyn are so kind to animals and birds...it's lovely to read about ! Linda xx