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Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Bird Watching

Yesterday morning, I saw Jasper (one of the house cats) sitting on top of the wood stove.  I didn't dawn on me that something might be in it at the time.  I thought he was just chasing spiders (which he loves to do).

Later, closer to noon, the dogs barked at a noise coming from the stove's chimney.  I heard it too.  

I went and asked my son to check it.  He opened the damper and then closed the stove door again.  A little later, I heard scratching noises at the glass door on the stove.

My son opened it and a bird flew out.  The crazy woman that I am....pulled a blanket over my head and ran around after it with a broom. 

We opened the door, but it kept flying from window to window to get out.  Poor thing.  Funny part is, is that the house cats were all napping at that point.  They missed the "show."

I didn't have to go far to do bird watching, ha ha ha!

3 comments:

Candy C. said...

Silly bird! Why do they always head for the closed windows instead of the open door! ;~)

Sam I Am...... said...

I had a baby cardinal in my garage for several hours today and the parents were going nuts. It was flying good though and it finally figured it out. I also backed my car out so he/she could see the big opening. I told it to "go towards the light"! LOL!

nancy said...

Funny, I had that happen in the summer in our fireplace chimney, kids ran screaming!