Everyday Adventures in Havachon Heaven

The Good, Crazy, & Adorable Life of One Havachon Puppy

The Birds, The Bees, and Daisy

on April 26, 2011

Ah, spring! The season “when a young man’s fancy turns to thoughts of love”, and a young Havachon’s fancy turn to birds, bees, squirrels, chipmunks, and anything else she can chase or bark at.

Daisy, the Spring Sentinel

Our yard is green and blossoming! (Just wait until the dog days of summer, when I’ll be saying our lawn is scorching to an awful crunchy brown because of water rationing!) And with that, beautifully colored birds from reds to neon yellow to blue are visiting our bird feeder that stands only several feet away from our sliding glass door.

This is Daisy’s daily Disney Land. Once I open the blinds and pull them back, giving her full view of nature and its glories, she parks herself in front of that door like a Sphinx and watches all the little critters scampering, flying, and, sometimes, taunting her.

On really nice days, I open the sliding glass door and just leave the screen closed – that’s when her nose goes into overdrive. All I hear is sniff-sniff-sniff-sniff followed by a hard snort so she can start the process all over again.

The Taunting Squirrel has already come back looking for her, sitting up on its hind legs with its front feet on the glass, making tapping sounds and studying what lies inside, beyond the glass. No doubt looking to start his teasing routine all over again. Fortunately it was a very gray, humid day, and Daisy was napping on the couch. But the day is coming when he’ll find her at the door, and then the chaos that ensues will wake the neighborhood!

A cardinal who always visits our feeder with two females.

Here’s a peek at life in our yard; I’m hoping to get a picture of the red-crested woodpecker who lives in the tree just beyond the feeder – several generations of his family have been raised there!

A devoted couple - this pair of mourning doves is ALWAYS together!

Another guest.

Cute neon goldfinches that always visit us in a group of 5 or 6!

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10 responses to “The Birds, The Bees, and Daisy

  1. Awwwww…that’s such a cute photo of Daisy. I love her little dogger butt. 🙂

    We are already water restricted – and it’s only April!

  2. granny1947 says:

    Hi RD…that Cardinal is stunning…we never see birds like that here!

  3. barb19 says:

    I love the photo of the Cardinal – we don’t get them here either! Your garden is a wonderland of excitement for Daisy – bet she spends hours looking out of that door watching the activities of animals and birds . . . wishing she was out there chasing them all! hehe!
    You get some beautiful birds in your garden, thanks for sharing.

  4. Judy says:

    Such lovely photos of the birds that visit. I have noticed many more lately as well and even hear the occasional woodpecker somewhere in the distance. I love the picture of Daisy at the door checking out everything…so cute:)

  5. Ah, the signs of an impending spring and summer are arriving at your doorstep. It’s wonderful that Daisy has so many interesting critters to check out, and she looks so content positioning her fluffy tooshie by the sliding glass door (so cute!).

    • raisingdaisy says:

      All the critter action outside the back door does keep Daisy very interested – it’s so cute to watch her little head going back and forth, up and down while she watches what’s going on!

  6. Kas says:

    What a cute post – Miss Daisy of course has to be a spring dog because of her name, right? 🙂 Our dogs love all of the flourishing animal life as well, although we have had to restrict their backyard access somewhat (Bailey and Diesel sadly killed a young squirrel a couple of weeks ago). Guess you can’t take that “hunter instinct” out of them!

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