A little story… of a dove and his baby.






I have many bird feeders in my backyard.  I love to watch all the different birds go to the feeders with their particular favorite things.

I also love to watch the new fledglings learn how to use a bird feeder.

Today, I caught the resident dove family teaching the new teenagers, how to forage in a human’s birdfeeder.

As  you can see, the teenager didn’t quite get how it is done, because he is sitting IN the feeder.  Dad is watching from the higher feeder.   This training has happened with all three baby doves.  And, from the looks of it, perhaps IN the bucket is what the doveparents are teaching the babies, because they all do it.

This makes me smile all day…

(PS:  Our lawn is brown because our well is dry.)

Dad above. Baby in bucket.

He/She is so cute!

SEPTEMBER BUCKET FUND:   In honor of Donna (my mother), Let’s help 10 neglected and starved oldsters! September Bucket Fund: “Donna’s 10!”
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In honor of Donna (my mother), Let’s help some neglected and starved oldsters! September Bucket Fund: Donna’s 10!






As most of you know, my mother, Donna, passed away last month.  So, in her honor, I’d like to help 10 very malnourished and neglected, old horses who were rescued by Falcon Ridge.  These are the worst 10 of the 25 horribly neglected horses seized last week.

Here are the first 5.  All have a fighting chance for some good years ahead.  They need special feeds, soft hay, their teeth and feet done (in time) and a few special needs as they are showing up.

Can we help these deserving but horribly starved oldsters?  It would me a lot to me…

Donna’s 10.

I’m thinking $500 each ($2500 total) would be a conservative, but very helpful start.  Thank you in advance!  All donations are 100% tax deductible!



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17 hand grey gelding, Everest.

Let me introduce “Donna’s first 5” (the additional 5 come on Monday…).

  1.  This is Everest.  He is a 25 year-old 17′ grey gelding

Everst

2)  This is Squeaky.  He is ‘at least’ 25…  They call him Squeaky because his teeth squeak when he eats… (that will be checked…)

Squeaky

3)  This is Katmandu.  He also is approximately 25… and is a tall, bay TB.  Katmandu has an unusual patch on his hind.

Katmandu

4)  This is sweet Whitney.  She is a the youngster at 15.  Whitney is a gorgeous, light palomino.

Whitney

5)  Logan is a very handsome 22 years young, quarter horse with one hind sock.

Logan

ALL OF THESE HORSES ARE NOW SAFE… but they need enormous amounts of special food and attention. Thank you, thank you in advance!  All donations are 100% tax deductible.

If you can help Donna’s 10, I would be very, very grateful.



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