|Sketch 62 of 75|
This week I actually have a bird tale with a happy ending. Last Wednesday I was at the re-homing centre and I was washing up the food bowls when I heard loud chirps. 'Oh, has someone brought in a bird?' I wondered. I walked out to the corridor to listen at the door of the small animal room, waiting for the chirps to come again. Next thing I saw a little blur as a tiny sparrow flew past the end of the corridor straight into the dog kennel room!
I ran down and saw it flutter around in a blind panic before flying through the bars into one of the indoor dog kennel runs! I got in and stopped the curious wee terrier in that run from going after this exciting fluttery toy that had landed in her kennel area. The poor wee bird flew off again before I could catch it - straight into the kennel run of a much larger dog! He caught the bird in his very powerful jaws but, more credit to his sweet natured wee soul, as soon as I told him to drop it, he did just that.
I scooped the wee bird up and took her down to the office where the assistant manager (who I later discovered just happens to be a qualified Reiki practitoner) held the terrified wee bird cupped in her hands for about half an hour. There was a puncture wound just under one wing and, as birds don't have a lot of blood, they can't really afford to lose any. Anyway, after half an hour of being held, the wee bird calmed down, started showing signs of wanting to be let go and pooped in the assistant manager's hand by way of thank you for saving his life!
I took him outside and set him down at the back of the shelter where the sparrows had made their nests so he could be found by his mum or siblings. When we went back to check on him 10 minutes later he was gone so thankfully he was still able to fly despite his wee injury. Never a dull moment at the animal rescue shelter!!
In other news, today I'm off to Latheron to drop off 4 pieces of art for the first of the exhibitions which is on next weekend. I'm taking the Puffin that finished last week as well as Phillip the Pheasant's painting and these two older pieces (in place of the Highland Coo and the Lost Sheep pieces that sold).
|'The Clown of the Sea' - acrylic on canvas|
|'Not fair game' - acrylic on canvas|
|In you I trust - acrylic on wood|
|A view less ordinary - acrylic on canvas|
We're going to the preview night next Friday with my new arty friend, Angela, and her husband, Michael, which I'm looking forward to.
I'm linking to Sunday Sketches, hosted as always, by Alexandra. Still working my way through posting these darned sketches from the 75 day challenge!