Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Another Rainy Date


It's another rainy day here. We have had rain since last Thursday. It seems like it has rained almost every day since we moved here, but Mama says not quite that much but almost. Even though it's a cloudy, cool morning, I'm perched on my deck.

The Daddy eagle came and fed the eaglets this morning, so that's a good sign. Last night, the moderators said that the eaglets need to eat once a day so that they do not dehydrate. They should be able to self feed in a week. That does not mean they can get their own food, it just means that they will not have to be fed by the male. Hopefully, a predator doesn't get to them while the Dad is away finding food. It sounds like if the Daddy can't provide for them, humans may come to their rescue. I know they don't want to do that, but that's how it sounded last night.

9:32 am eastern UPDATE: DGIF biologists have decided that it is in the best interest of the eaglets to remove them from the nest and relocate them to the Wildlife Center of Virginia. The removal operation will take place at 10 a.m.

(10:17 am central time - Note from Mama: The eaglets have now been removed from the nest. It's sad, but it sounds like it was the best thing for them.)

Grandma called last night to get an update on the eaglets. Mama didn't think Daddy listened to her when she told him about all the day's events, but he did. He answered all of Grandma's questions with the information Mama had given him.

It looks like we are going to buy a new clothes dryer this weekend. Ours is dying and it is not going quietly. It is making all sorts of loud noises. Mama thought she would have to run it at night while Daddy was trying to watch TV to convince him that we needed a new one, but apparently not. He said we will buy a new one this weekend. He said he could probably fix it, but it's 24 years old, so we should just get a new one.

A friend asked Mama if we live in the country or in town. Well, we have tractors that drive past our house daily, so we say it is country. The tractors drive past us to get to the feed store which is just down the road from us. We are six miles from town. We are not isolated here like we were at the other house as we have a lot of traffic that goes by our house, but we are surrounded by farmland and we are waiting for the cattle to move in across from our house. Mama says we will have new smells especially on hot days with the cattle. I'm anxious to smell that. Mama says I may not like it.

Jack
The Greyhound Who Likes Country Living
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