Monday, February 23, 2009

Mouth to Mouth



Ok.. now you can laugh but do not let me see you..

I have a little love bird by the name of Moses. He loves to root around in the dirt, (I wonder if he is a chicken) Anyway, when I am working in my shop he is here and there and everywhere.. I keep a close eye on him even when he thinks he is getting away with something...hahahha He loves to get in my potted plants and dig around in the dirt and especially one on the floor that is my Aloe Vera plant. My shop seconds as a green house in the winter, I have big west windows and
all my outside potted plants live there through the winter, but I digress. Today Moses was his same nosy thing and was on the floor and up on the grape vine over the window and then down to the potted Aloe Vera.
He was down there only a few seconds and he began to choke on something. I heard this noise turn to look at him and he had his neck stretched out and was gaging and sticking his tongue all the way out. Hard to explain if you have never owned a bird. A few seconds latter he was flapping around wildly and making more terrible noises. Well, I came undone and ran over there and grabbed him up and because he was so scared, he bit the fool out of me but I held on tight. I ran to the kitchen and began to rub under his neck to see if I could dislodge what ever was hung in his throat. I put my finger under the water and gave him little drops of water to see if that would help....... He was still fighting me and biting me but I refused to let go. I was crying and praying and holding his little face up to my lips and gently blowing in his mouth. Thought if it were just dirt I could help him get it loose.

Well after a while that seemed like an eternity he began to cough. I knew that if he could cough he was breathing again. I let go of my grip and he flew to the top of his cage where he sat for the longest just coughing and making some strange noises. I made sure he had good fresh cold water and I stood right by his cage for a long time just watching him.
Oh the love that we have for these little creatures. He has been with me since he hatched in Jan. 2000. I have nursed him through some tough things and he is my buddy. Every day around 2:30 or so he flies to my shoulder and settles himself in the curve of my neck there he takes a nap. It does not matter what I am doing, I always sit down for about 1/2 hour while he takes a sleeps and some days he lays completely down on his belly resting right in the curve of my neck.
How can you not love that little thing.......... So, now you can go on and laugh a bit, I laughed as I shared with my DH how I gave Moses mouth to mouth today, but while it was happening I cried like a baby.............
No more playing in the dirt for Moses!

12 comments:

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

I once gave one of our cats CPR and saved his life. My children were little and he was theirs. They are part of our families. I am glad he is better. Love...mary

Edge of Design said...

Is that ever cool that your little bird does that? I am going to get my dd to read your blog today. I'm glad it worked out for your little bird only not as glad as Moses is huh?

Shirley said...

Oh, Denise, I would have been hysterical. I can feel the love that you have for your bird and the closeness that you have with it. I didn't laugh at what you did, I could feel your anxiety. I'm so glad things turned out OK and I hope that your little companion learned a lesson.

Love Bears All Things said...

I'm so happy that turned out all right but wonder what the problem was. I hope he didn't swallow something that will cause problems later.
He's a cutie.
Mama Bear

Just Joni said...

Oh my! What a scary incident. Pets are so much a part of the family I wouldn't hesitate to save one of them! Moses is very cool...my daughter has two parakeets and they have such different personalities...they are so lovable!

Denise said...

That is too cute.

kansasrose said...

I adore this story and your little Moses! (I have a lovebird I inherited from a roomie of oldest DD for 7 years now) You saved Moses! What a dear little bird, in spite of the way he can bite like a junkyard dog. THese pics of Moses and your dolly are just precious hon! I get all mushy when people talk about their feathered and furry friends. Ya got a friend for life there babe! I got teary reading how this little fellow curls in and sleeps around your neck. I had a parakeet that would do that too when I had long hair. You have that loving mojo that birds can pick up on! All the more reason I love ya too! :)

Donetta said...

I'm glad he is alright. So sweet.

Michele said...

Awww Denise ~ Moses sounds like such a cutie! So glad he's alright...and the bites from him weren't too bad for you!

Hugz,
Michele

Flip Flop Floozie said...

Pets!! What would we do without them..I just think it would make a lonelier world..We have Annie our cat and i tell you she is absolutely spoiled for sure..by both of us...

Mary said...

Denise,

Our pets each steal a corner of our hearts and your Moses is beautiful. Possibly some dirt got in his windpipe. I haven't had a bird in years and forget all that I knew about caring for them.

I'm glad Moses is okay and that you have recovered from your scare. Our pets are like babies to us and they are definitely part of our family.

If you have time, drop over and see the photos of Dakota. He's growing like a bad weed.

Blessings,
Mary

Maxine said...

I just read this today, and had to comment! This is oneof the most precious stories I have ever read! I am so glad you were there for him and that it worked out okay!