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Saturday, August 11, 2007

Cardinal

I rescued, I love how that makes implications - I rescued - a baby cardinal. Yup Banana has a cool backyard where she lives on the ground floor and there is like a compost, bamboo, wilderness sanctuary on 4th street between Avenues A and B. Well this sanctuary which is a nice size back yard garden that takes up three buildings and is that wide by 30 feet deep with three big trees and a lot of bamboo is home to all kinds of things like pigeons and neighbors dogs and cardinals. If anyone wanted to be a cardinal the male cardinal is the one to be since he is the red one. Well my rescue effort was minimal, one of the boyfriends of one of the girls that has a dog told me when I showed up that a cardinal had fallen, or was on the pathway and he put it over by the compost, and what should he do? Full of questions and info he was. So I let it rest on my finger while I contemplated and decided the best thing was to bring it home since I could not find the nest and the parents could not carry it and taking it to a vet would mean I would never see it again so I named it o'conner. My new pet is cardinal o'conner and today it ate diluted pancakes mixed with fruit pulp from an eyedropper - mushy stuff.

Update: O'conner is hanging in there, eating great chirping wildly and growing slowly.

19 comments:

Vincent Guihan said...

Nice. Srsly -- good work. I especially like the O'Connor.

Little Wing said...

Ahhhhhh, I hope he survives!
What a nice thing for you to do!
Uhmmmm.....who is Banana???

akakarma said...

My hero! They eat pancakes? Is he a baby?

doggybloggy said...

Vincent: thanks

Little Wing: Me too. Banana is the woman that shows up in my posts now and again.

AKA; The are grain eaters for the most part, and it is a baby.

buffalodickdy said...

I always have 2 or three pairs of cardinals around, but I don't much about care and feeding beyond mulberries and seeds...

Little Wing said...

You go O'Conner!
Keep eating and breathing, baby bird!

~Fathairybastard~ said...

Cardinal O'Connor? Hilarious! I love it. Hope he does well.

Stephanie said...

How sweet! I would have no idea what to do. I guess that's why I'm not much of a nature girl. I'd get out there and see something like that and want to call the police to come rescue it!

Beth said...

awww.... Dog!!! you are so sweet!!! My hero!!!

I love his name too...very clever!

pinknest said...

wow, i hope the cardinal makes it through! we used to have a cardinal that would crash itself into the living room windows of my parents' house. repeatedly, over and over, every day without fail.

doggybloggy said...

O conner is still hanging in there, eating corn and moist bread and oatmeal. The hardest part is poking the hemostats into its little mouth imitating the parents beak, but little birdies dont gag so even though it gets me the bird is fine, and it knows when its had enough, either the mouth is open screeching for more or it isnt.

Michelle Ann said...

Dog, it's been a while...I LOVE the picture of you....

I love rescuing creatures...strays seem to find me.

Mel said...

awww what a sweet birdie!! Thats so awesome you brought hime home! I hope he continues to thrive!

Tanya Kristine said...

what a good man. what
a
good
man.

oh and make sure he/she doesn'st need any other sustenance like eggs & burgers or seomthing.

doggybloggy said...

michelle ann: wow leave the door open and you finally come wandering back

MEL:the little birdy is too cute.

TK: I just fed it steak and frittes...LOL...and an ice cream sundae!

karen said...

cardinals are pretty

evalinn said...

That´s great, u´re such a hero! :-)

HAR said...

The name rocks.

Ambre said...

This lovely bird resides in my neck of the woods...Beautiful species...

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