Saturday, July 12, 2008

Bird Dog

As you know (if you actually read my blog), that our pool liner was ruined by a storm in May.  it was being installed this weekend ( finally).  We received strict instructions not to let the dog get in the pool because the liner was not secure yet.  Not a problem, our dog HATES to swim.  When she accidentally has fallen in, she freaks out and gets out as quick as possible.  I went outside to prune our jungle of briers and roses and noticed a bird in the water, too wet to fly.  The water was rising and she was stuck.  Chi Chi , our dog, decided that the pursuit of the bird was more important than her dislike of water.  She walked into the pool to go after the bird.PB050001 I tried to distract Chi Chi while MaryEsther went to get my neighbor for assistance. It was very challenging.  She was so excited about the possibility of playing with this bird.PB050004  My neighbor got the net and proceeded to scoop the bird out.  Chi Chi was not so sure that the bird got away.  She kept trying to get back in the pool.PB050003  Here is a picture of Mr. Eddie, the Bird Hero and Jackson looking on.  The bird was drying out on the other side of the fence, safe from harms way.  Hopefully she will dry out soon and be able to fly. 

8 comments:

Valarie said...

That is too funny! I have cows, you have birds. :)

Maria said...

I'm glad you will be back in your pool soon!

Life on the farm... said...

Almost a diaster waiting to happen!

Life on the farm... said...

oops, disaster....what's a diaster? Maybe it's an almost disaster? Or maybe when small bird almost drowns in pool, and dog goes in after her.....

Misty said...

Ha! Ha! If it's not snakes and lizards, it's birds!

Kerry said...

You saved his life using your pole. Awhhhh that was so sweet. Funny story.

jennifer said...

Here he comes to save the day!
Mr. Eddie is on his way!

I am about to go TOTALLY stalker on you, OK?

I had a dream about you last night. I was at hotel with hubby in the dream and you came out to the pool that we were laying out at with a little kid. You had on one of those terrible body builder bikinis (er, roughly the same sheen and color of the brides maid dress in the post before this one that I visited yesterday). You proceeded to tell me that protein was not a good way to diet and that I should be eating mostly fruit.

OK, that's it. And I know that protein is a must for building muscle and losing weight!

Take care and I hope that you don't feel TOO stalked.

Jen

Well Behaved Krissy said...

For some reason this makes me want to sing "feed the birds, toppins a bag", but I cant put my finger on what the reason could be.... oh well.