I have told you before that I am married to a Doctor Dolittle and that animals, birds and even lizards are okay having him very near. He talks to them as though he is one of them. Our cat, for example, thinks he hung the moon and looks at him with such adoration it melts my heart.
Our hummingbird feeder hangs near the place where we sit outdoors in the morning and evening. Each time a bird comes to feed my husband talks to them and encourages them to just relax and take a load off. See, a sitting hummingbird is not very common.
When a friend came in the house to share a glass of wine yesterday, she left the screen door open. We were visiting and evidently the bird heard my husband talking and laughing. It flew onto the porch and then into the living room. We ducked as it flew to a nearby window and we were thinking it would be wounded after fluttering behind the blinds. To our surprise it let my husband gather it up in his hands. He took it outside and we watched it flit away none the worse for the wear.
|Doctor Doolittle with our|
baby granddaughter last summer
The cat brought a blue bellied lizard in the house the other day. My husband caught it twice...the first time it just shed it's tail and ran away. The second time my husband left it's tail alone.
We have not been plagued by bees this winter at all. A couple of years ago a hive gathered in the cactus across the street and our workers killed them all...killer bees can be very nasty so no one takes any changes. Since then the bees have avoided us. It is really strange.
Coyote howl in the Pantano Wash located just across the street from us and rabbits feed in my friends secret garden.
We live in an RV Resort in east Tucson and even though we are close to all services we live up close and personal with the desert. I think we are very lucky. I, of course, am doubly blessed...I live with Doctor Dolittle!
Note: I do not call birds or animals by any scientific names so don't be alarmed at my lack of tagging skills. I prefer it that way. If I took it too seriously, it might not be as much fun to watch and learn.