Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Wild Thing, You Make My Heart Sing!

Update: We had her for a month as her wing healed and tail feathers grew back. We then let her go! She flew and soared with delight!

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This sweet little wild morning dove has become a part of our family for the time being or longer. I noticed her a couple weeks ago for the first time and many times after as I was gardening. I thought she liked visiting me! Two days ago, I noticed she didn't fly when I approached her, so I scooped her up. She is in good health but cannot fly. Maybe she needs to grow back some feathers to do so. Most of her tail feathers are gone. Her wings are not broken and she is eating & drinking quite well. I temporally put her in my wood birdhouse and will buy her a new cage this week. I went to the feed store to get her seeds and the store owner told me they make wonderful pets. They are very mild, cuddly and make sweet sounds. I will keep you posted on how she does!
For now, she makes everything groovy! 
Wild thing!
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UPDATE: We had her for 1 month while her wing healed, then she flew away with delight!
I love how blessings come into our lives.
She was a sweet one!
Have a good life little dove. xox

32 comments:

Violet said...

I love little doves. we live in the country and there are quite a few of them, I love to hear them make their cooing.

I hope she'll be OK. Maybe she has a broken wing? I hope she'll eat good.

Julie Harward said...

That is amazing...this last spring a yellow canary flew into my window and was so dazed, I brought it in and put it in a cage with my other little bird, it revived after awhile but the next morning it had died. I hope the dove does well, maybe it would like a mate! ;D

A Vintage Chic said...

What a sweet thing for you to take her in like that...I hope she improves!

Hope you're having a wonderful night...

Julie

Jennifer said...

Oh, I can just imagine the sweet sounds that you must be hearing! Thank you God for delighting us with such beauty!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Sweet you and sweet little dove. We have so many of them at our home and I love to watch them and hear them coo.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Kleine-creative-Welt said...

Hi Maryjane,
oh she is so sweet - how lovely, that thou dost - and your guest bathroom is very nice
- best wishes - Ruth

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Ahhhh she is so sweet!!

Dawn Dutton said...

awe....

Claudia said...

I love mourning doves - they are so sweet. You are such a love to take this little baby in and provide her with a home. Hopefully she will get better soon.

xo
Claudia

Debby said...

She is beautiful. Love that sweet face. She may not want to fly after she is pampered.

kpaints said...

So sweet. Glad she is getting along so well, with you. Their coo is so lovely.

Cindy said...

We have tried to raise them before as a single dove.They don't seem to flourish well. I was observing how they forage for food..bathe..ect..they are always with another one..or more.
Then we had two at one time..they lived for four years.When the one died..the other only lasted 1 week later..it quit eating..so sad!!
Good luck..I love their cooing!!

Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

stefanie said...

she is probably going to love the pampering you give her!!
we have a pair that stays in our backyard every year, last year they built there nest on are patio, it was so fun watching them grow. yours needs a sweet name.

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

The beautiful and elegant mourning dove is just about my favorite bird in the world. Love to see them bob-bobbing along. Would love to have one as a pet. Hmmm. Wonder what Clyde and the dogs would think?
Brenda

Plain and Joyful Living said...

Wow, how beautiful and what a lovely home.

Donna Lynn said...

What fun to have a cooing dove in your life!

Your so sweet to rescue her.

Hugs,
Donna Lynn

*Shelli* said...

She wanted to come and live inside your home!

Sarah said...

What a dear you are to rescue this sweet creature. Lucky for her you have a big heart. I hope she does recover, but something tells me she may now have a permanent home ~ inside. :-)

Ms. Bake-it said...

That was so sweet of you to take her in Maryjane! She is safe now and will hopefully heal quickly.

~ Tracy

Mimi Sue said...

How sweet! I hope she makes it. Who wouldn't love living in that cute birdcage? Mimi

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

OH, so glad that wild thing has found a good/safe haven with you..I'll bet she "makes your heart sing, too". I didn't know they like being cuddled. I hope she thrives!!!! Thanks for sharing this with us. Have a lovely weekend, Maryjane. Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

p.s. Where you ever able to figure out the cause of why she isn't able to fly and how she ended up at your place? Sometimes I think God puts people and animals/birds together on purpose...like she was meant to be at your home!!!!

Rene' said...

What a cute little dove, how special.

Deb said...

How wonderful! I love birds and am getting ready to find me a bird cage and some sort of little birds.

Nancy Jo said...

MJL,
What a nice thing for you to do. I wonder where her partner is? They most always travel in twos.
We have doves that come and feed a couple of times a day. Fun to watch. Let us know what happens your new pet.
Nancy Jo

vintagejoann said...

wow what a cute pet. beautiful cage too. You are very compassionete

Elyse said...

how fun, maryjane!

what have you named your groovy new chick?

you're so cute!

love,
elyse
xo

Katmom said...

Oh MaryJane,
how sweet of you and how fortunate for the wee little dove that you found each other...
We get morning Doves up here and they are so fun,,,they now fly up to the balcony to get a morning snack from the bird feeders.
Our current fowl entertainment are the Quails and their your brood...it's fun to watch them cross our property in a orderly line and hideing in tween the pine tres.
hugz
2p in a p

June said...

Hi Maryjane,
I am so happy to see that you would take this sweet creature in and give it such a beautiful home. I have a little robin in the garden right now that can't seem to fly either. He just hops from one place to the next and I am so afraid that the cats will get him. I keep my eye on him, because I just adore the birds in my yard.
I really love your blog Maryjane. We have so much in common and I have enjoyed reading here today. I didn't notice where you live, but I love how you live.
Thank you for stopping by the little garden tea we had. It was nice to have you.
hugs

Lesa's Life said...

Beautiful! Best wishes for your newest family member.

Jane said...

Awww..Maryjane...How sweet of you to care for the bird!! they are lovely birds..hope she grows some feathers back!

Sharon Wengel said...

I'm loosing it ! commented on this twice. Must really like it ! lol

Pamela said...

She is super sweet! I hope she gets well soon!