Many of you may remember that last spring we had a wreath on the wall next to our front door and house sparrows made a nest in it, hatched four fledglings; it was so fun to watch but let me tell you it was also quite a mess. In fact, some of the paint came off as we scrubbed the area, after the birds had flown the nest. This year I put up another decoration, with silk cherry blossoms; when we returned from our vacation I saw bird activity and told hubby we needed to take it down before they laid eggs. Too late; so we have been watching the parents come and go all week. Yesterday I had hubby look and sure enough we had one baby bird; it is hard to see and at this stage they are pretty ugly. This morning I told hubby we are putting a flat wall plaque up next year; I always worry when people come to the front door and the parents take flight. Since this is the second year for nesting, I imagine they'll be somewhere on the porch next spring.
Hunter continues to grow more confident each day; he enjoys his walks but hasn't yet gotten comfortable enough to play with the other dogs. He saw Lily yesterday and was definitely interested, Lexie as well. He is doing well on a leash and harness. It would seem his big burst of energy is in the evening-he ran wild last night, doing circles around our family room. All we could do was laugh.
Have a wonderful day , don't forget to count your blessings.
Noreen & Hunter