Wednesday, April 20, 2011


Our blue birds are returning
to this old bird house
that must be a gazillion years old
because Mom made it when
she was a kid -
and you know she's getting ancient!

These sweet, innocent looking sleepers,
Fergus and Jock,
have learned the secret
of climbing out of the whelping box.

The puppies are being introduced
Aunt Lilly,
who absolutely adores them.

All of the puppies have doubled their weight
and weigh over a pound now -
Mom likes to see this happen
between the 7th and 10th days.

And all of the puppies, but one little girl,
have loving, forever homes
picked out for them.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh, Ruairi
The Sweet Babes


~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I was going to put up bluebird houses this year, but the person at the shop talked me out of it because I would have put them on our fence posts and he told me predators could climb the fence and get to them...I've been thinking of a bat house instead on the barn...

One of the girls doesn't have a forever-home?? I'm sure it won't take long for that to change--I think a little boy would be a better fit for our household...

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

We love to watch the Bluebirds that live around here!

Puppies on the prowl!


pajudie said...

Sounds like Fergus and Jock are going to be the adventurers of the group :o)

Our bluebirds are here, too, and battling the dratted sparrows for the bluebird boxes. I've put fishing line over the holes to keep out the sparrows, but they break the line with their beaks. So I've resorted to wire. It's keeping the sparrows out, but the bluebirds have disappeared. I think they got tired of the battle. To Kim at Golden Pines - there are predator guards that you can put on the boxes to keep the bluebirds safe. They look a 4" tube that projects out from the hole - supposed to prevent predators from getting in.
Have a great day :o)

Remington said...

Hhmmm....a little girl needs a home....I better talk to Beth....of course, Ozabella might not like that....

♥I am Holly♥ said...

That's a very nice birdhouse!! The puppies are just so adorable! Lots of love, Holly and mom

Linda said...

I'm sure that the lassie will find a loving home too. It's so nice to see how they are growing. Crawling already! Love, Love, Love

Linda & Abby

YankeeQuilter said...

I put a bluebird box up for the first time this year but so far no there still time?

Benny and Lily said...

Beautiful blue bird. Lady we would love to babysit those teeny kids.
Benny & Lily

Anonymous said...

I can't imagine there is anyone that sweet Lily does not love.


Rachel said...

Yeah for bluebirds and sweetie pie puppies!

Sue said...

Isn't it amazing how fast they start exploring, even before the eyes are open. Bailey kept trying to get out of the box and the day the eyes opened up, three of them were out and starting down the hall to find me.

Ms. ~K said...

Bluebirds and babies...great post!

Angus said...

You just know with names like Fergus and Jock they're going to be testing the envelope.

Hollie and Janie said...

What a pretty bluebird house! It's held up well! hehehe
Those puppies are so cute! I love seeing them!!

Sweet William The Scot said...

We have a Cardinal sitting on eggs in our lilac bush. When I go to sit under my bush, Mama Cardinal dive bombs me. What does she think I am a Cat? I do like eggies though.
Sweet William The Scot

Martine said...

I'm happy the puppies are getting bigger and staying healthy and of course cute!!

Anonymous said...

Well, that little girl puppy just might need to stay HOME!

Roo Roo, Stuart

Anonymous said...

Well, that little girl puppy just might need to stay HOME!

Roo Roo, Stuart

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Wish we could take that little girl - so good to know there are so many homes ready and waiting for one of those sweet babes. Just adorable.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Ginger Jasper said...

How they have grown. Will you keep the last little girl. Glad the blubirds keep coming back and they must find it cosy. Hugs GJ x

Maggie and Mitch said...

We bet that little girl will have a forever home in no time. All of the pups are just adorable!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

scotsmad said...

Your Mom must be a great birdhouse builder....we doubt that anything SHE makes would last the season.

Love those puppy pictures. We'd love to have that little girl, but know that's not going to happen.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Hoke said...

Blue birds!!! I would love to see some of those. We put out the house and nothing! BUT we have Goldfinches and they seem to be a bit brighter earlier than normal.

I hope someone picks that little girl....oh how I wish we were ready for another!

houndstooth said...

Fergus and Jock sound like the Weasley twins from Harry Potter! I bet they'll be pulling pranks in no time. I bet their new families are all so excited!


Lisa said...

I'm tempted....

animal lover, quilt lover said...

We have a bluebird box that is 28 years old. That is the first gift Tom got me. He bought me that bluebird box about 9 months after we got together!! For sure, my kind of guy.
I would love to hold and smell the puppies!!
xx, Bambi & Fern

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