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#941 Jillar

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Posted 25 April 2017 - 11:56 PM

It's so cute!
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Posted Yesterday, 12:17 AM

Oh, I hope the baby makes it!  Bad Cat!!

It's says they are suppose to fly in 3 to 4 days . It has now been 2 that I know of. I have never understood why these birds build nests in trees where there are obviously 10 cats living around them.



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Posted Yesterday, 01:37 AM

YAY!! Idaho's mom came and told it to get your butt off the ground, so it flew up, crashing into the pine tree as a big dust cloud surrounded it. It stumbled all over the branches and took about an hour to learn how to perch properly and hasn't moved from that position yet. NOW STAY THERE!!



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Posted Yesterday, 01:47 AM

YAY!! Idaho's mom came and told it to get your butt off the ground, so it flew up, crashing into the pine tree as a big dust cloud surrounded it. It stumbled all over the branches and took about an hour to learn how to perch properly and hasn't moved from that position yet. NOW STAY THERE!!

Oh, yay, yay, yay!  Mom's love is so powerful!


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Posted Yesterday, 02:03 AM

YAY!! Idaho's mom came and told it to get your butt off the ground, so it flew up, crashing into the pine tree as a big dust cloud surrounded it. It stumbled all over the branches and took about an hour to learn how to perch properly and hasn't moved from that position yet. NOW STAY THERE!!

 

Goooo baby potato!!!!!  

 

I agree with Frank, time to get a dog.   During the period of time I had a dog-free yard, when I was "between dogs" after the loss of my previous Lab, there were 4 or 5 local cats that came by regularly to visit and hang out in my back yard (as well as a fox and a raccoon on a couple of occasions). The cats came often enough that I named them all, (Number 1 through Number 5), but Number 1 was always my favorite.  I had never seen a cat in my yard prior to that, and haven't seen one again since I got my new pup nine years ago.  A duck did come by to visit the back yard a couple of months ago, though, and it seemed quite comfortable hanging out and was fairly unimpressed with my "bird dog". Quacked me up. 


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Posted Yesterday, 02:13 AM

Yay Jan, that is great news! And Jordan you quack me up! :laughbounce:
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Posted Yesterday, 03:01 AM

Goooo baby potato!!!!!  

 

I agree with Frank, time to get a dog.   During the period of time I had a dog-free yard, when I was "between dogs" after the loss of my previous Lab, there were 4 or 5 local cats that came by regularly to visit and hang out in my back yard (as well as a fox and a raccoon on a couple of occasions). The cats came often enough that I named them all, (Number 1 through Number 5), but Number 1 was always my favorite.  I had never seen a cat in my yard prior to that, and haven't seen one again since I got my new pup nine years ago.  A duck did come by to visit the back yard a couple of months ago, though, and it seemed quite comfortable hanging out and was fairly unimpressed with my "bird dog". Quacked me up. 

That's funny!! :D

 

 

I plan to get a dog again. I want to get a rescue this time, but I can't bring myself to go to the shelter. It would be too depressing. I have 3 friends that work with rescues and they have been sending me photos on Facebook suggesting different ones. I usually just cry and want to take care of them all.



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Posted Yesterday, 04:03 AM

That's funny!! :D

 

 

I plan to get a dog again. I want to get a rescue this time, but I can't bring myself to go to the shelter. It would be too depressing. I have 3 friends that work with rescues and they have been sending me photos on Facebook suggesting different ones. I usually just cry and want to take care of them all.

 

Completely agree that rescue is the way to go.  I volunteer for a Labrador rescue and have fostered 30+ dogs over the past few years.  Just a thought ... if you're looking for a dog, fostering is a great way to spend some time with a dog you might be interested in adopting; and if you decide he's not the dog for you, you are still giving him a place to stay and teaching him all about the good life until he finds the right home.  It can be a win, win, for both of you, whether he's home to stay or moves on after a time.  Many shelters have foster programs, also.  You can't take them all, but you're going to make one lucky dog the happiest pup in town.


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Posted Yesterday, 05:20 AM

Goooo baby potato!!!!!  

 

I agree with Frank, time to get a dog.   During the period of time I had a dog-free yard, when I was "between dogs" after the loss of my previous Lab, there were 4 or 5 local cats that came by regularly to visit and hang out in my back yard (as well as a fox and a raccoon on a couple of occasions). The cats came often enough that I named them all, (Number 1 through Number 5), but Number 1 was always my favorite.  I had never seen a cat in my yard prior to that, and haven't seen one again since I got my new pup nine years ago.  A duck did come by to visit the back yard a couple of months ago, though, and it seemed quite comfortable hanging out and was fairly unimpressed with my "bird dog". Quacked me up. 

 

Your yard seems to be on some kind of an animal highway  :laughbounce:


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Posted Yesterday, 12:47 PM

Your yard seems to be on some kind of an animal highway  :laughbounce:

 

Only when there's no dog going out on patrol now and then to keep the squirrels and other would-be lodgers in line.  But yeah, and I live in a fairly large city and there is still a lot of wildlife around.  The cats are a different matter.  They are just neighbors' cats that are allowed to roam all the time.


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Posted Yesterday, 02:34 PM

Talking about dogs, My 2 new pups Paulié Petite and Tommy H. are crushing small gravel pieces,  I also found them on top of a pile of rock I have for a project I am doing, they were licking the surfaces of the stones. Is this normal? or they have something going on?


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Posted Yesterday, 06:14 PM

Talking about dogs, My 2 new pups Paulié Petite and Tommy H. are crushing small gravel pieces,  I also found them on top of a pile of rock I have for a project I am doing, they were licking the surfaces of the stones. Is this normal? or they have something going on?

I'm no dog whisperer, but maybe there is a mineral they are lacking or they just like the salty taste. Maybe they like the cool against their tongues. Once in awhile I would put ice cubes in my dogs water dish. He loved removing them and licking them until they melted. I guess they all have their quirks.



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Posted Yesterday, 06:27 PM

While I think it would be wonderful for Avian to adopt a doggie who needs a loving new home, if it is for the purpose of protecting the yard from cat stalkers, think about this:  

 

How do you think I got my therapy kitty that belongs to the neighbors?  I did not and do not want a permanent resident cat.  

 

My dog adopted him :(  and now I have no dog but a permanent resident kitty that I'm gonna have to squirt if he starts stalking birdies.


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Posted Yesterday, 06:36 PM

YAY!! Idaho's mom came and told it to get your butt off the ground, so it flew up, crashing into the pine tree as a big dust cloud surrounded it. It stumbled all over the branches and took about an hour to learn how to perch properly and hasn't moved from that position yet. NOW STAY THERE!!

How is Idaho today?  Update needed :)  .


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Posted Yesterday, 07:59 PM

How is Idaho today?  Update needed :)  .

I decided I would finally turn on the sprinklers, but I thought I would check around first in case anything was out there. I looked under the fern, IT'S BACK!! So I had to water most of the flower beds by hand except within about 12 ft. on either side of it, so I didn't scare it  away. The problem is that I have a brand new pigmy date palm right next to that fern that needed to be watered, so I turned the water to trickle and stood there for 20 minutes. Mom was getting frantic while I did this since it was feeding time.

 

At least I know the bird can fly up to the tree and hopefully it at least spends the night there. I'm tired of babysitting.



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Posted Yesterday, 10:09 PM

Yea, that's one tough potato! Thanks for the update and little idaho should be just about at the three day mark right?! Soon to fly to safety! You are a great babysitter :)


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