Rusty: Bloggers have been asking for an update on the birds nesting in the pipe. Marcus, you speak goose. Do you also speak bird?
Marcus: A goose is just a big bird with a built-in horn so he can honk the song of his people ... er, his gaggle. So, yes, I speak bird fluently.
Micah: Are the baby birds okay and still living in the pipe? (Dedicated Determination and Cat in Hat with Scarf)
Marcus: Yes, they are okay. They tweet a "Hello, Marcus" at me every day or two.
Merci: It sounds more like a "Mama, save us!" to me and Buddy.
Marcus: That's because you don't speak their language. Their mama thanked me for keeping such a watchful eye on them.
Buddy: Is that what you call it when you practically drag us the last yards to the pipe - each direction!
Marcus: Last weekend we saw mama sitting on the pipe singing joyfully. Jan was so afraid you guys would scare her away she stopped immediately and mama was just a blip in the picture. Mama was gone before Jan could change the settings.
Rusty: I bet you barked and scared her away, Marcus.
Merci: Actually, Marcus has been quiet around the nursery.
Marcus: A few evenings ago, Mama was sitting on the pipe and flew into a tree when we approached. She was small and hard to find to photograph.
Micah: From what you've said, she'd have to be small for her and her babies to nest in a 2 inch wide pipe.
Rusty: Is that picture for real? It looks like wallpaper to me.
Merci: Yes, it's real. It was taken looking almost straight up at the evening sky.
Buddy: This one is from the other day. It's tough to get a picture looking down a dark pipe.
Marcus: Here's another shot of mama. Isn't she cute? I keep waiting for those babies to accept my invitation to lunch.
Rusty: Well, when they do, please let the rest of us know. We don't want to miss that meal.
Prayers requested for these sweet doggies, Luke/Benny and Cousin Andy.
You might remember Luke. He lived with us for several weeks, was returned to his family, saved from there by Teresa, taken in by an Atlanta rescue and transported to New England where he went to live with Elise, Matt and his fur sister Rosie.
Last Saturday we learned Luke - now Benny! - has some health issues and was diagnosed with Lyme disease and with heartworms.
Cousin Andy lives with Miss Teresa. (Not Luke/Benny's Teresa) We introduced him (Funny Farmers and Cousin Andy) in 2009. Yesterday we learned he has been diagnosed with lymphoma. Miss Teresa and Mr. Doug are heartsick. They really love this little guy. We do too.
We are joining the Pet Parade blog hop with hosts Rascal and Rocco, Bionic Basil, Barking From the Bayou and Owned by a Husky.