Monday, May 30, 2011

Matilda

We celebrated Memorial Day with family and friends including a visiting guest, Matilda. Dad found Matilda struggling to fly on the side of the road in Arlington. How he spotted this little girl while going 50 miles an hour is still a mystery to me.


My parents fed her sugar water through a dropper and found the perfect rehab facility in Grayson's retired bug catcher. Today was day two of her visit. She was alert, eating well and even preening. We took this as a good sign.

We all took turns feeding her. How often will we have this kind of opportunity?


Through the power of Facebook, I connected with a friend at Lichterman Nature Center who connected us to the Wild Wings Rescue group. Thank goodness for animal loving volunteers.

Matilda will meet up with one of the Rescue volunteers in the morning. We hope she has a speedy recovery. Stay tuned for Matilda updates.


Thank you to my sweet parents for rescuing this little lady, to Andy Williams his love of birds and for knowing who to contact and to all of the volunteers of the Wild Wings Rescue Group.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Baby Girl Wolowicz

Shawn says that "we always have room for one more." Whether that is a dinner guest or a chicken. And this was his response when I texted him a picture of a chick at the Memphis Animal Shelter.

It all started on my quest to help find Max. My friend Wendy has lost her baby pug, Max. He's two years old and was last seen off Winchester Rd. near Collierville, TN. We went to the Memphis Animal Shelter to look for him. Unfortunately, we didn't find Max. But we did find many sweet animals in need of homes, including a 3 mos. old chick. Luckily, the chick and many dogs and cats all found homes over the weekend. The next time you want a new pet, PLEASE visit your area shelter and PLEASE spay and neuter.

Since we started with four, we have often talked about adding another chick. Hollywood Feed on Broad Ave. added chicks to their inventory this spring and ran a $5 special this weekend. The chicks are all about 1-2 mos old. So we ventured to Hollywood "to pick up dog supplies" and came home with this little cutie, a Speckled Sussex.


She doesn't have a name yet and that's where you come in. Help us name the new chick. Here's what we know so far:

1. She is very independent.


2. She is very loud.
3. She likes you to put her on your lap or hand but doesn't want to be held too tightly.


4. She is cautious and curious.


So, there you have it. Let the naming of the chicken commence!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

Momma chicken nestled with babies (look for tiny feet). Happy Mother's Day! Love you Mom and Linda.

Photo by Margot McNeeley
Vieques, Puerto Rico