Saturday, July 28, 2012
CAPTAIN JACK SPARROW!
Our grandson, Jon found a baby sparrow that had fallen from a nest, and survived without anything broken. He brought it in, and for the past 4 days they are nursing this little guy and he's a fighter, and is getting stronger each day. The animal control said if they can keep it keep it warm, at it will eat and move around on it's own in the box, for 7 days, it will survive. But because the family is all it knows, the bird will adopt who takes care if it, and will not survive in the wild.
So every 45 minutes, this little guy (named Captain Jack) is fed food on a tiny paint brush. You can see him opening up and then closing on the paint brush. They have him comfortable on a heating pad, lots of warm fuzzy things around him and he responds to my daughter's voice. She says it's harder than a newborn, as it wants to eat so often. It's eating and pooping, so it's little body is working. It should begin to get feathers soon. I will give an update of how our little Captain Jack is doing.
I'm so reminded of the children's book "Are You My Mother?"