Friday, April 20, 2012

Friday's Hope

Aside from the space-shuttle Discovery coming to our area, the week has been an uneventful one.  Fog has started our day, but it's forecast to be a beautiful day ahead. The weekend is supposed to bring much needed showers and cooler temperatures.  This means that our grass which really needs to be mowed, won't.
For about a week now, the Eastern Phoebe that has built its nest above our garage door is sitting tightly on 5 eggs that as of yesterday, have yet to hatch.  She has gotten so used to our coming and going that she never leaves the nest when we exit the garage, or stand under the nest.
I have taken today off work because our boy Sam needs to be taken to the vet. Seemingly overnight, a hard lump appeared on the left side of his muzzle.  I think it may be a root abscess, because the tooth beneath it appears to be in good condition--However having just gone through all the dental work with Lucas, I think my opinion of  'good condition' has changed.  But I'm hoping it's nothing (too) serious.
I'm hoping you've had a good week and enjoy your day!  
~Wendy~

38 comments:

Anns Art said...

You're lucky to have such a beautiful little visitor, I've never heard of an Eastern Phoebe before. I'm guessing it is similar to our Swallows who only come back for the summer..and sure enough I saw a couple of them yesterday. Do hope Sam will be okay, fingers crossed.

Angus said...

The grass looks just fine for Todd. Good luck with Sam .

2browndawgs said...

Hope Sam is OK. :)

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

Good luck with Sam at the vet. i hope everything goes well and it is nothing to really worry about.
Ana

It's me said...

I hope Sam is well soon....happy weekend darling....love Ria.....xxx...

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

I hope everything turns out well for Sam. We have Phoebes too. They had a huge nest up high under our eaves and then I noticed part of it had been knocked down:-( The Jays? I don't know for sure, but they are now working on a new nest exactly where they had one for a few years before we had the house painted. I love the Phoebes and wish the bigger bad birds would leave them alone.

Ms. ~K said...

Sending pawsitive thoughts to Sam!!!
xoxo

John Gray said...

you give that vet so much work.. he should come to YOU!

RiverBend Farm said...

That bird certainly has a pretty nest! It's looks like a little "arts & crafts" nest made by hands. I agree with John Gray...the vet should come to you! Hope Sam is okay and it's nothing major. Keep us updated.
Berte

Christine said...

Wee have bluebirds nesting in one of our houses for the first time since we've live in our home. Also, another bird (I don't know what it is) is nesting in our maple outside our front door. I need to get a better look at it. Love spring!

Nancy K. said...

I hope Sam's vet visit is routine and the situation quickly remedied so that YOU can relax and enjoy a wonderful weekend. It sounds like perfect weather for curling up and reading a good book ~ or for brushing dogs and saving the dog hair to send to me so I can get to work on that scarf...

:-)

Bassetmomma said...

I sure hope everything goes okay with Sam. My fingers are crossed! Good luck at the vet.

tammy j said...

and yet look at sam's smile.
they are amazing creatures.
you are really on top of things!
i think it's wonderful how you notice and care for these guys and girls. "rescue" is the key word.
and you keep on doing it.
hugs,
tammy j

Jodi said...

Sending good thought's Sam's way! We are getting downpours on Sunday and Monday but greatly needed so no complaints here. :-)

Have a great weekend!

Country Gal said...

Hope nothing serious comes of this lump for Sam keeping my fingers crossed and prayers on high ! What a pretty litle bird and to have a nest there is wonderful. Wonder if you will beable to get photos of the babies !

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Fog at our place too this morning, but it seems to have moved out early and now it's just a grey Friday...

Enjoy your week-end and hugs to all the pups.

TexWisGirl said...

hoping it is nothing serious! enjoy your weekend!

Oskar said...

I hope that Sam has an easy time at the vet!

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

harrispen said...

How cool to have that nest so close to the house. Our bluebirds have hatched their first brood of the summer. Not sure how many there are as we don't like to disturb them, but mom and dad are working their tail feathers off feeding them.

Cindy

Jill said...

There is something so sweet and special about Wendy. :) I do hope Sam will be ok. Enjoy your weekend, Kim.

Ms. ~K said...

PS...

Just wanted you to know we are heading out on another cross-country RV adventure, destination- Oregon Coast. We'll be gone a couple of months...please don't forget us!
xoxo
Kit and The Pups

Karine said...

I hope Sam is doing okay and that the Phoebe's patience is rewarded soon!

On another note, thanks for stopping by my blog, I sure missed your kind and thoughtful comments!

LindaG said...

I hope things stay uneventful and that Sam has nothing serious.
*hugs* ♥

RYKER said...

What a cute little birn in her nest. Best of luck with Sam, hope all turns out well.

Donna said...

Always a worry about our little canine friends...mine has "issues" too.
You little bird is so calm...it will be fun to watch her eggs hatch. Have a good day there!!

GOOSE said...

I hope all goes well for Sam.
MOM just loves when birds nest where she can see them and watch and the little ones go from in an egg to soaring.
Blessings,
Gosoe

NCmountainwoman said...

Hope Sam's problem is not a big one. Looks as if you might get some rain. Either way, enjoy the weekend.

scotsmad said...

We hope the lump is nothing major--poor fellow.

We've had a quiet week and NONE of the predicted rain. Our lawn has stopped growing and we'll have to water it very soon.

We love the picture of Todd. Actually, we love any picture of Todd.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

Quiet weeks can be preferable when you look at what's happening elsewhere in the world.

NanaNor's said...

Hi Kim, Loved seeing the momma bird in her nest! Have a great weekend.
Hugs, Noreen

browndogcbr said...

Hi Y'all,

Wanted to stop and say hello! How are y'all doin'? Sounds like Sam isn't doing too well. Hope it's nothin' serious!

My Human is havin' problems solving why my posts have stopped posting automatically. Sigh :(
It's meant I'm not gettin' around to keep up with everyone.

Hope y'all had a great week! Have a wonderful weekend!

Y'all come by now,
Hawk aka BrownDog

Sue said...

Seems like we just get one healed when another develops some new malady. Samba is very unhappy with her new hat. She'd much rather chew her foot off.
Sue

Inger said...

I hope old Sam will be OK. I saw the Discovery on TV as it flew over Washington, D. C. I would have loved to see that in person. Have a great weekend my friend.

Carolyn said...

That grass looks lovely! Mowed or not. Fingers crossed for Sam. An abscess is not fun. :(

Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Carolyn

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Oh Sammy
I hope your not too miserable tonight! We will keep you in our thoughts for sure. Its just a miserable feeling to feel miserable!
I think the eggs will hatch soon and you will be so surprised! We cannot wait.
Tomorrow the sun is supposed to shine here- we are keeping our paws and fingers crossed!
love
tweedles

Leslie said...

I hope that Sam is ok!! Loving the little mama in her nest... birds are sweet little creatures.

Bobbi said...

I hope sweet Lucas is okay... bless his heart. Have a good weekend Kim.

A Quiet Corner said...

Lets hope for just an abscess, Kim...:)JP

april said...

Oh dear - good luck with Sam...(and i left a comment below about Lucas). xox