Wednesday, May 13, 2009

They've flown the coop

My birdie babies are gone. For some reason, seeing that empty nest makes me want to cry. Pathetic much?

I knew the day would come but I was shocked to make my afternoon check in and discover a completely empty nest. It happened so fast! They were there this morning and gone four hours later.

Of course, being the neurotic bird watcher that I am, I immediately ran outside to make sure that none of 'my' babies was lying beneath the window with a broken neck. Surely the birdie mama must have let them go too soon. I mean, what kind of mama pushes her babies off a second story ledge?

As much as I hoped the babies had all safely flown the coop, I was secretly a little bit happy to find a wee one still hanging out in the flower bed below. Isn't it the sweetest thing?

It took all my willpower to resist snatching it up and cuddling it. So instead I hovered nearby like a nervous mother and watched it hop around a bit until I was convinced he was okay. Dear Lord, I hope the neighbors didn't see me squatting in the flower bed and muttering to myself for a good twenty minutes.

My birdie babies may have flown the coop but I've still got these two sweet little faces to cuddle any old time I want.


Cole said...

You do have two of the cutest dogs I've EVER seen!!

KT said...

We had baby bunnies born in our yard a few years ago. I was a hot mess when they left.

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Awwww! I bet their flying around and thinking of you as well! I get like that sometimes as well.

amy (metz) walker said...

Ha, you and my husband would have a lot in common! I posted recently about his bird-watching...he kept checking every day and would worry if he didn't see the mother often enough! ;-)

Trina said...

AWW! I'm a sucker for baby-creatures. I tend to invite neighborhood strays into my house for lunch on a regular basis. Thanks for your comments, btw. Our little girl is due August 16th... and hola from Knoxvegas. I'm sure Knoxville misses you too. It's grown a lot lately... but it's still a sweet little southern bundle of joy. (most of the time)

wenderful said...

Thanks for stopping by and helping me celebrate my sits day! I had ginormous fun.

Nessa said...

Aww, im sorry your birdies spread their little wings...good things those 2 cute little dogs dont have wings! ;)

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