Wednesday, June 11, 2008

A mouse, a bird and a boy

Wow! We've had an infusion of excitement into our routine lives these couple of days with three visitors.

Everyday, I put Aaron's high chair near the door so he can look out as he has lunch. Yesterday, I saw a little mouse scamper past. Then a few minutes later, I saw the mouse scamper back in the direction it had come. I thought I saw something in its mouth but I wasn't sure.

A few minutes later, the same thing happened. Back and forth again. This time I was sure there was something in his mouth. And then, much to Aaron's delight, the mouse did the same thing again. This went on several more times before I went out to take a look at what it was picking up but it disappeared. I went back to Aaron and told him the mouse was gone.

I didn't think anything of it until I heard Iwan, our driver, grumbling about something outside. Part of his lunch was missing! That cheeky little rat had broken into his lunch bag and stole almost all his tempeh. Right under my nose!

This morning, a second visitor literally dropped in. This tiny baby bird must have fallen while learning to fly and fell down. Something is wrong with its legs because it can't stand up. We put it on the fence to see if it could fly away but it just fell in the drain, got drenched and started shivering. After drying it out in the sun awhile we fed it some water and powdered corn. It seems healthy now but isn't able to fly yet. I guess we'll have it around a few more days.

Aaron is curious about it and tried several times to pick the bird up but I think he grabs too hard so, I've stopped that. He can just look. I'm a little worried though. What sort of diseases to baby birds have anyway?



And lastly, an old friend came over for an early morning playdate. We met Linmas while out on our morning walk and he followed us home. This was at around 7am in the morning. The both of them seemed to miss each other after not playing together for 3 weeks.

12 comments:

kristi said...

Very sweet! I mean the photo, not the part about the mouse!

Bilbo said...

I loved the story about the mouse!

Jean-Luc Picard said...

A fine mouse story.

Nap Warden said...

Good for you for helping out little bird:) Cute pics...bold mouse:)

Kellan said...

Oh, sweet little bird and sweet little boys!! So much excitement too - how fun!

Have a good day - Kellan

egan said...

I still don't like mice/rats. Cute story though.

I think it's wise to keep the bird away from Aaron, birds carry diseases pretty well with their feathers and all.

Mike said...

Time to set up a mouse cam.

GJ said...

Amanda, Does "bird flu" ring a bell, its not just chickens you know. Sorry if this scares you but be careful!!!

Amanda said...

Yes, Bird Flu bells have definitely been ringing. I'm going to have to get rid of that bird :(

egan said...

Yeah, bye bye birdy. It's better to be safe about that. Cute bird and all.

MamaGeek said...

OH WOW. This just warmed my heart. I loved the tale but that shot gave me permasmirk! Oh and don't forget to play along with PhotoStory Friday if you want tomorrow Amanda!

elizabeth embracing life said...

This was quite a day of adventure. The mouse sounds like a short little story, and then the little bird. Is it flying yet. The picture is wonderful.