Monday, April 14, 2008

We figured out what the Blue Birds want!

Hi everydog, kitty, hammie, bear and hooman! Remember those Blue Birds we told you about yesterday? Well, we finally figured out what they want! It seems that someone told them that our dad builds Blue Bird houses so they came to our house to get one!
They kept fluttering at the windows on our deck and driving us crazy. We thought our barking would run them off, but it didn't. We even went outside, a few times to patrol the deck, but that didn't scare them away either. Finally, Dad figured out what they wanted. They wanted him to get up off his lazy butt and build them a house! He already had some houses cut out, so all he had to do was put one together. While Mom was in the computer room typing out what we were barking, Dad switched out the bird house with a smaller hole for an actual Blue Bird house.

Those birdies stayed around our house all day! They paraded up and down the deck rail and the male kept waving his right wing at the female. She kept bobbing her head up and down and strutting back and forth. We think they are about to do some canoodling! Mom says that will lead to baby birdies. Dad warned us to stay away from the birds, but Mom says we lived here FIRST! We will try to respect their privacy, but we aren't making any promises!
Just as soon as Dad put the house up, they went to check it out. First the male went in and then he came out and the female went in. Dad says they are measuring for furniture. He put a plate of food and plate of water on the table near the bird house and they visited it many times throughout the day. He also hung up a mesh bag full of our hair so the birdies can use it for nesting material. They don't know it yet, but they will have a nice Airedale bed when they get done building their nest. We are sooooo excited! Now, Mom has to figure out where to buy some meal worms. The place she used to buy them went out of business. She's going to try PetCo and PetSmart.
Mom and Dad thought the Chickadees had moved out of one of the other houses, but they were wrong! The little birdies have been coming and going all day! They don't seem to mind that they will have Blue Birds for neighbors. Their houses are only about 12 feet apart!
All these years, our people have never put out a Blue Bird house because they have read that the birdies like wide open spaces without too many trees. As you can see, we have lots and lots of trees. They sure didn't know that Blue Birds would want to nest so close to a house! I guess Dad must be right...someone told them to come here! I'm sure glad we finally figured out what it was that they wanted!
Poppy & Penny


Molly the Airedale said...

How cool! All they wanted was a house to live in! You guys are the best making these little birdie's dreams come true! We can't wait to see the babies!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Cassidy said...

Aw, the blue birds be really pretty. Let us know if you get eggs!

Cassidy x

Faya said...

They are beautiful ! And there will be babies .... cool !
Kisses, Faya

Misadventures of Widowhood said...

What a talented dad you have! Birdies are fun to watch. I have finches, woodpeckers and morning doves come to my deck. I can't wait until you have news of baby bluebirds. Cooper

Huskee and Hershey said...

Those baby birdies are sure lucky to have your hair to nestle in.. Can't wait to see the babies!!

Asta said...

Penny and Poppy
What lucky blue biwds to get such a bootiful house and some of youw special soft haiw fow theiw nest..Tha is so wondewful..and you'll get to see the babies too..I love the sonds biwdies make..we heawd a lot of them in Wome...You'we lucky to live in such a pwetty place
smoochie kisses

Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...

I made some awesome Aire art for you two!


Mr. T-Bone Beasley

The 3 G-Dales said...

Bid Airewave to you today...we have lots of birdies in our yard. All kinds, some are red, som ehave red tummies and brown wings, some are blue....aren't they fun to watch? And chase? (Hee-hee) Mumsie doesn't like it when we chase the birdies...she says we like them. Except the weally big, big one, she says it's a hawk. HE likes the meeses in our yard....Do you have meeses?

Dexter said...

Nice to have all the birds living around. You guys have to stay away from the babies, though.


Deetz said...

That was very nice of your dad to make the birds houses to stay in so they can canoodle...whatever that is. Must be important stuff.
Personally, I hate birds...Well not hate, but I don't like em much at all. I chase them out of my yard

Lacy said...

woofies and burfs penny and poppy...how nice of ur daddy to fix dose birdies a house...its nice to c happy birds and dey make bute ti ful music...

b safe,
bear and
angel lacylulu ;)

Noah the Airedale said...

That's just great, a house for the birds. At least they use it. Some years ago pinky built a possum house and to this day not one possum has used it...stupid things, they would rather run across the roof of our house and annoy the crap out of us.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah Willow Tess & Lucy

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Hey Poppy and Penny!!

Sup, Girls???

Those bluebirdies are something else...wonder how they knew to come to ur house where they had a home for them already under construction. Wonder what they ordered for furniture...we know how much they appreciated ur fur for airebeds. Um...Mumsie will gladly mail our fur to you FREE OF CHARGE...if ya need more for the birdies!!

Poppy...did ya go to the vetties bout ur leg? Let us know how it turns out, kay?? We're thinkin' of ya!!

Lakie licks,

Girl Girl Hamster said...

That's so nice of your dad to give them a house. I hope they'll be nice to you doggies

~ Girl girl