My favorite place for Aire-naps is on the kitchen floor. Mom thought I would prefer my comfy, thick quilt in my crate, but no! The kitchen floor is nice and cool and suits me just fine. Can you see my white patches on my front paws? I also have teeny tiny ones on my back paws and a really big white blaze on my chest. Mom says that makes me very special!
In this picture, I am supposed to be checking out my new ginormous bed, but I was too busy exploring the big bedroom where Poppy and Penny sleep.
Oh, I almost forgot...Mom found out that tomorrow, Tuesday May 27th, is my 5th birthday! Yesterday, she went to PetCo and bought me a birthday present. I sure hope it's eatable! So far, I haven't shown much interest in toys, but I sure do love foods! They also got me a big bag of dog food that has extra calories and extra protein. It is very yummy!
Here's one of our Bluebird puppies thinking about leaving the nest. Yesterday, we got to see two of them fly out of the nest for the first time ever. It was soooo cool. Each one stuck his head out and then a little more of his body. It took each one a long time to get up enough courage, but once they did, they were gone in a flash. Dad tried to get a picture of the first flight, but the birdies were just too fast!
Here's the mama birdie telling the little ones that it's time to fly. Every time they put their heads back into the nest, she showed up and scolded them. She also went and got meal wormies out of the tray, but she wouldn't give them to the babies. She would take them to the entrance hole and then fly away and eat them herself. I guess she was telling them it was time for them to get their own wormies.
Once both babies were out of the nest, we were afraid we would never see them again, but they came back to eat wormies with the mom and dad. The babies sure are funny looking! Their chests are all spotted, but their backs and wings are bright blue. We think they must both be males. We thought there might be three babies, but we only saw two leave the nest. There could have been another one that left while Mom and Dad were at PetCo, but we don't really know. Mom and Dad already miss all the activity around the nest. We don't know if the mama and daddy will stick around and have another "litter" or if they will move on to some place else. We sure hope they stick around.
Well, I'm off to explore the back yard some more!
Patches (and Poppy & Penny)