First off, HAPPY NEW YEAR! Hope it's a great year for you all!
So today Bernie, the farmer who ploughs the snow out of our laneway, rings the doorbell and asks me if I want to take in a Mallard.
But of course!
This poor little guy has a wing injury...
Bernie caught him today and gave him some food and water. He was eating well but can't fly. Bernie figured he was either shot by a hunter or got caught up in a line. Either way, is wing is badly flipped out and probably broken.
A few phone calls later, and I had him all lined up to be taken to the local animal shelter, from where he will be taken to the Wild Bird Care Centre tomorrow morning. I drove him down there and met up with Bonnie the Inspector/Agent. She'd just come back from rescuing a Starling caught in a chimney. The little bird had been throwing itself against some duct tape (blocking the chimney at the bottom or some such thing.) It got some adhesive in its feathers, so it's off to the Centre along with ducky tomorrow!
Not a peep as I drove the poor Mallard down to the shelter. I put a towel over the cage to keep it dark.
It has been bitterly cold the past few days. I took a photo of my hatless, gloveless husband trudging to the car as I laughed from the warmth of the kitchen. The windchill yesterday was almost -40, which is the same in Fahrenheit and Celsius, i.e. F*%#ing COLD!!!!
And now for some cat humiliation! Look at the new tie-dyed t-shirts I got from Scrotchy, other half of Trish at at the Katnip Lounge....
Emily as as wigged out as she looks in this photo! But it looked so ADORABLE on her!
Louise took it like a trooper!
But poor Alex got to try on a couple of new hats I bought from iHeartNeedlework on Etsy...
Oh dear. And I have several more for him to try on. HAHAHAHA!
Speaking of Alex, guess who was one of the ten prize winners in the OSPCA iAdopt contest? YES! ALEX! On January 6th, they are picking a grand prize winner who will appear in OSPCA promotional materials next year. Cross your fingers that Alex gets the top prize. And thanks to everyone who voted for him!