Sunday, June 6, 2010

We have Sparky

We have a new pet for the time being. Sparky. Sam named him. He is a little bird that fell out of a nest that was up on the eves of our house, in the sun. Its been especially hot this weekend and the other bird in the nest died. This one had fell out and survived the 12 foot fall. So Carl brought him into the courtyard and put him in a planter that gets a bit of water and lots of shade.

He and the kids are nursing it back to life. He's made more than one trip to Pets Mart already. We were excited because Sparky started eating today. We couldnt get him to take anything yesterday, but today his mouth is wide open and ready.

Carl feeds him this:

Which are these meal worms crushed up. Eeeeew! I know!

Anyways, earlier we saw another bird come by and take note. Later that bird came back and was in the nest with Sparky for a bit. I had a great view from Sam's bedroom window. She was feeding Sparky! Awesome. We are all excited and hope that he will live and these other birds heard his tiny cries and are here to help :)


Jess said...

WOW! This is amazing. I love that Carl is on it! This is such a great way to show Sam and Charlie how to take care of something so fragile. :) So fun

Audrey said...

That is way cool! Carl to the rescue - Austin will love this. Hope that little Sparky lives up to his name!!