Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Birdie

I had a pretty long to-do list for this evening. Steve's Mom and Aunt Linda arrive tomorrow from Canada, so I wanted to do some cleaning, get their room ready, etc...You know, all the obsessive things that I truly love to do when guests are coming to stay! However, that was all put on hold when I pulled in my driveway and found this little guy. He didn't seem to have anything physically wrong but he wasn't moving and even stayed put when Jesse ran over to say hello. Not sure if you know this about Steve and I, but we tend to attract lost animals and wounded birds. Seriously, we always end up finding a furry or feathery friend in need! Steve got out the gloves and gave this little birdie a cuddle while I called the emergency vet (all the normal vets in our area were closed) and asked what we should do with it.
They said that if we could, we should bring it in and they'd have a look at it. If they could help it, they obviously would and if it was too late, they could help stop it's suffering. So, we bundled the little guy up in my Canada fleece fabric and off we went. The emergency vet is near the airport, a bit of a drive away. I have to say, I was a little nervous that the bird would find a burst of energy and fly out at me in the car! You may recall that I am a wee bit scared of birds, a fear I am slooowly overcoming!
The vet said it was weak and lethargic but nothing a little food and water won't help. She said he/she should be flying free in no time! I'm wondering if he took a hit in that crazy storm we had and has had a tough time getting back on track. I know I felt that way for a few days!
I'm so glad we were able to help him. I'm really thankful for moments like this that help to remind me what's really important in life and makes all those silly worries from a day melt away. I like to think we saved that little guy's life and for that I am grateful:)

5 comments:

Visible Voice said...

I can't help but think how perfect it was to take him to the vet in Canadian style. Good job saving! I tried to save a bird that hit my window once and well.....no go. So I'm glad you saved this one.

Rej said...

Nice one guys. :-)

Nick and Mariana Vona said...

Aww, that is very nice guys!! So glad you were able to help the little birdie =)!!

Clotilde said...

Thank you for caring for this bird.

Darryl said...

Tell the truth guys... Steve was just getting ready for some plucking. You had him for dinner... didn't you. You monsters.