Friday, July 3, 2009

Babies and cleaning pens

When I as doing animal chores I noticed a baby swallow had come out of its nest and was laying in the entrance to the barn. I thought it was at risk of being stepped on so I fussed with it to try to keep it out of harms well. It is unlikely my efforts will help this chick as it cannot fly yet. I replace it in its nest where its parent fed it but it kept coming out again. While I has fussing around with this I realized how much of my life and its efforts are focused on trying to help vulnerable, cute, innocent creatures of the worlds- whether it be human infants, domestic animal babies, or wildlife's youngin's.
I also managed to clean on of the pens from its winter's bedding. The rabbits received new bedding despite the heat. They are initially a little nervous but soon are burrowing, chasing and munching on their new straw. 7 more pens to go!

5 comments:

Laura said...

wow you have good bunnies. When we had bunnies and tried to put them together they fought and bit each other!

Donna said...

I put the does together all at the same time so it does not "belong" to any of them. There is still some scuffling initially and then they are fine. It at least makes me feel better that they can socialize and run around rather than being in a hutch all the time. Hopefully they agree. The bucks are in the hutches though.

corinne said...

Those look like some very happy bunnies!
Love the baby barn swallow :).

Donna said...
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Donna said...

I hope they are happy. The littlest found a hole to sneak out of though. I have that patched up now.

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