Saturday, December 19, 2009

Our Molly has taken up a new hobby.....

She has now taken up birdwatching, with the help from her mummy!!  I moved the ottaman beside the window so she can sit there.  I then moved the old patio table to the other side of the window, and spread bird seed on it.  She can sit there for ages just watching the birds.  It also alleviates the boredom for her, as it is so cold, so she's not going out as much.


She's watching a Dark Eyed Junco.

Here's a Chickadee feeding from the table, they are so tame, as they fly to the window to take a look at Molly.

A close up of a Dark Eyed Junco, there are a number of them now that come to feed, they are really pretty birdies.

I am guessing this is a regular Song Sparrow, please correct me if I am wrong?

Finally this is a close up of Molly's Paw. It is healing, but it still looks nasty, click on the photo to enlarge it, if you want!!

Chris Rea - "Driving Home for Christmas."

16 comments:

Tracey said...

Stitch would yap & go mental if he saw the birds feeding, Molly looks so sedate! xxx

Clippy Mat said...

aww Molly. how cute. birdwatching LOL.
she is adorable.
:-)

bad penny said...

that is so lovely for Molly - will keep her busy for hours ! Aren't you thoughtful?!

LizBeth said...

Bless her heart. I hope her paw heals soon. She is a blessed dog to have you to look after her.

Liz in the Republic of Texas

Karine said...

One of our dogs loved birdwatching too, but her real fun was when a squirrel would come along and we would open the back door to let her try and get at it. The deck was fenced in though, so there was never really any chance of her catching the squirrels. I hope Molly's paw gets better soon, it does look quite painful :o(

Lib said...

How cute, We love birdwatching so relaxing!
HAve a great wk.end!
Blessins',Lib

scrappy quilter said...

Aren't animals interesting. Our Sassie (now gone) use to love to sit on the windowsill and watch the birds. She never went outside, yet she spent hours watching the birds. We sometimes thought the birds knew she was there and would never hurt them. Love the picture of Molly sitting on the ottoman.

btw - warmer weather coming. It was -7C yesterday, rather than -35C. Hugs

The Pink Birdhouse said...

Our dog Cody loves bird watching too and can spend a good deal of time laying in the diningroom at the floor length windows watching the birds in the yard. Some times he gets lucky and gets to see squirrels there too, and hedgehogs in the fall. What a cute post!! ~~ Debby

~Kim~ said...

Glad Molly is on the mend & you've found something for her to do while she heals! I'll bet this is going to be her new favorite spot! Stay warm!!

Olivia and Me said...

I love the local cardinals that beg for tidbits off our table. Only bread and fresh veggies go it.

Love the close ups but I passed on Molly's wee paw.. give her a kiss kiss for me please!

~Oli

John Gray jgsheffield@hotmail.com said...

you love your dogs as much as we do!
love the pic of the her watching the bird!!!

Canadian Saver said...

Poor Molly... she looks like she wants to go play with the birdies so badly.... and her paw, ouch :-(

Cathy said...

Hello Gill
Thanks for dropping by recently and for your comments. Its been suggested by the BOM that this year Christmas Day here in Melbourne will be fine and sunny with temps around 22/23c so those who want to put the oven on can do so lol - we are packing up a picnic and driving to Warburton to have it on the riverbank.
Looks like Molly's cottened on to my newest hobby of bird watching - mind you I think I'd be sharing her spot by the window if there was snow on the ground - much prefer sunny warm days with blue skies
Merry Christmas and a Happy new Year Gill
Take care
Cathy

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Hi Gill - how lovely that you keep your lovely Molly entertained with watching the birds feeding.

And thank you so much for your supportive comments lately. A x

fizzycat said...

I love the second pic of Molly with her intent ears focussed on the bird, it made me laugh out loud.
All the best for Christmas and the New Year.

Evelyn said...

lol beagles are bird dogs aren't they? her instinct is kicking in, she is looking at dinner!