Saturday, February 1, 2014

Check this OUT....        the FRIGID COLD on Monday and Tues. was REALLY hard on the Wildlife...        Mom went out to fill the bird feeders and she saw what she THOUGHT was a Dead Cardinal...   Sometimes they crash into our Sunporch windows and die...  HOWEVER, this one was not under any of the windows... he was in the corner of our fence and the foundation of the house...   STRANGE !   BUT WAIT...   he was NOT dead...  mom reached down to pick him up... and he HOPPED onto her gloved up hand...

 As you can also see... MOM was totally RUGGED UP... with TWO jackets a Hat and BOTH HOODS up...    
Do you see how PLUMP the cardinal (RED BIRD) looks????   He had his feathers all PLUMPED UP... that is how birds keep WARM... by trapping their body heat between their featheres...     So anyway... he would NOT fly away...   so mom held him and cupped her other hand over him... until he got warm enough to feel like flying...
 Poor guy .  
What a WILD and WICKED Winter we are having... Frost Quakes... Record Cold  Polar Vortex  WAY too MUCH SNOW... and the VERY RARE   Snow Rollers that SARGE showed you on Wednesday.  butt Fortunately it HAS warmed up a bit today.    All the snow you see HERE is going going going..  and we wish it was GONE...      MAYBE Tomorrow the Groundhog will have some GOOD NEWS fur US.   
    ABOUT TIME... After ALL it is the FURST day of FEBRUARY.    ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥


Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

We always wonder how tiny birds survive the cold..we have hardly even so much as a sparrow around here this winter

Molly The Wally said...

We are praying most of the wildlife survive and our paws are tightly crossed you get a break in the weather. We are having a rare sunny day with no rain but I am grounded as I have a sports injury and I am limping. Have a super Saturday.
Best wishes Molly

Sarge said...

Hey FnE!
Wow, that cardinal is so very pretty! How cool to have him visit Mamaw like that. I'm sure he appreciated some loving company and her warm glove to give him some comfort. I'm glad Papaw Pantslegs got some pix so we can all see. It is definitely warmer now and my snow rollers are disappearing.
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, Pol Comm

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

YES it isCOLD. We've seen many ducks too on the lake. Recently, squirrels are all over (a bit confused of the weather or looking for more food). Stay WARM. Golden Woofs

Madi and Mom said...

Bravo to your mom for helping the cardinal!
OMCs f and e I love your preview to mini Olympics.
I will be pawticipating in Slalom next week!
Madi your bfff

Millie and Walter said...

What an amazingly close encounter your mom had with that cardinal. We hope he is doing much better now that it is getting warmer.

Jo's World said...

Thanks to Mom for saving this little guy,he looks like a young bird to me, but maybe I am wrong.

Cheers and hugs from beautiful Minniesnowda where it is supposed to warm up today but will be 15 below tonight!

Anonymous said...

I feel sorry for the poor birds and all who have no home. But maybe your mom warms the feed of the cardinal a little with her gloves?

Mollie said...

Daddy loved that bird :) poor little thing he must be half frozen. Have a super weekend xxxxxx

Mollie and Alfie

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

Aww, bless your mum for holding him for a while to get his circulation going. It must be brutal for them in such cold weather.
Dip and Elliot x

The Army of Four said...

Sweetest post EVER!!!!! God bless your mom for warming up that sweet birdie!!! We have a real soft spot for Cardinals here. Your mom ROCKS!!!!
Play bows,

Bouncing Bertie said...

So pleased that the beautiful birdie survived. We don't have cardinals in Scotland, at least not the avian variety.
Toodle pip!
Ps stay safe and warm guys.

♥Mona + Sissy + Mommy, too♥ said...

Poor Birdie. Glad your Mommy was there to help him. Hope he'll be Ok if this stupid winter doesn't ever go away.

♥♥♥Mommy's girls

YourSpecialDog said...

Wow such a pretty bird

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

Poor birdie, we hope it goes warm for him. We are hating this winter and we can't wait til it is over!

scotsmad said...

It's already Groundhog's Day here...but, we don't have any groundhogs.....just feral pigs. It's our aunties' birthday (the one's your pawrents met.)

Hope that snow is gone. It looks VERY cold there. But we love that cardinal story. Bet that bird is telling all his buddies.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella &Roxy

Ruby said...

OMD!! That is so cooooool!! (pun intended!! BOL) I hopes the burdie is keepin' warm, it's gotta be so hard for the wildlife when it gets that cold! It sure has been some crazy weather out there guys...keep warm!
Now, Blogger hasn't been listin' your bloggie posties!!!!! I've missed like 4 of them!!!! Just today I saw a postie, and thought wows, I haven't heard from them in a while...then I HAVE missed all your Posties!! Mean bloggger!!!
Anyhu, I told Ma that she had to make sure I don't miss any more!!
Your ice rink is FABulous!! And those sure are pawsome sponsers!!
Ruby ♥

Mitch and Molly said...

Wow! That is so awesome that your mom got to hold a Cardinal! They are such beautiful birdies!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Sweet William The Scot said...

Poor little birdie. I am glad you befriended him.
Sweet William The Scot

Anonymous said...

Going my butt, get ready it's coming your way, Snow here Sunday, Tuesday & Thursday, we are gonna get like 6 inches total, just for you guys 15 inches, get the dog sled ready!

The Mad Scots

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

That was just PAWesome!

I'm sure your mom won't evFUR furget that one!

Of khourse, good thing Khooper D Hawk wasn't around!

PeeEssWoo: The sobbing woo hear is ME as I see my precious WHITE going away!

sprinkles said...

That is very cool the cardinal sat on your mom's hand so long like that! And even cooler that your mom helped warm him/her up.

Here's to hoping the groundhog has some good news tomorrow!

Amber DaWeenie said...

Oh that poor frozen birdie! Good thing your Mom saw him out there!

Two French Bulldogs said...

I am glad mom and pops helped the birdie

Murphy said...

Wow, that is amazing! We hope spring congress soon!

Your Pals,

Murphy and Stanley

Idaho PugRanch said...

What a neat thing to have the bird sit right on your mom's hand like that. Glad she could help him warm up!

Dory and the Mama said...

We hope things start warming up for you REAL soon!!! How wonderful for your Mama getting to experience holding that cardinal!!

Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

Wyatt said...

Poor birdie. Hope he makes it until spring.
Stay safe and warm.

Wyatt and Stanzie

Whitley Westie said...

Poor lil cold dude.

marley said...

Wow….pawsome werk by mum there Frankie my pal….poor little birdie…I ope he haz fownd a warm place to be putting his fevvery butt fur the rest of winters

stellaroselong said...

that is a real cool picture of your momma and that birdie....our mom read somewhere that a cardinal is a sign of someone you have lost in your life. we are looking for cardinals at our house, hoping grandma teri will visit us.
stella rose

Dexter said...

Maybe the cardinal thought your mom was a tree or something. Hard to recognize anything human when the crazy ladies put all their clothing on at once.

Not as cold now, right? Yeah, more snow here, but that's OK as long as it isn't so cold momma makes me wear my horrible sweater.


P.S. Our birdies get really puffy too, but even so, some of them will dive into the bird bath as soon as momma breaks up the ice.

Taffy said...

OMD! That is so cool! Cardinals are my grandmas favorite bird...she loves them! What a special thing for your mom to have happen to her. I'm sure you guys are getting more snow today cuz it has been snowing here since before we woke up this morning!