Thursday, January 20, 2011

Thor's Friends, the Birdies

Followers of Mango Minster may know that the judges, of which Thor is one, are visiting Mango's estate. It would appear that things are not going as well as might have been hoped. Some of the contestants arrived recently, too. It must be a real circus there.

So Thor wants to tell you a story about different critters: birds. And dogs.


Thor's sister in Wyoming has parakeets. They're not as good as dogs, but she claims they're company. Of course, she also makes friends with the neighborhood dogs, so Thor has to wonder about her claims...

So, when she was back for Christmas, the birdies stayed with a friend who has 2 dogs. The golden retriever ignored the birds, but the lab/mastiff mix, Cody, was fascinated by these noisy little critters. He sat beside their cage the first night, watching the birds. When they were covered with their blanket for bed, Cody went to sleep next to the table on which the cage sat. The next morning, when the birdies began to make a ruckus, Cody pulled the blanket off the cage, so he could visit with them. And so it went, every day for a month.

And then, that rude bird owner took her birds back. Poor Cody is des
pondent; he doesn't know where his noisy friends went. This is what we have observed as typical mastiff behavior, taking care of smaller, weaker species. Thor is now beginning a letter writing campaign to Cody's person, to convince her to get Cody some birds.

And, in the meantime, Thor is doing a lot of this:

Happy Thorsday, everyone!

12 comments:

Nichole said...

Zeus said the birdies are good for chasing.... his favorite thing is to sneak attack a big group of them at the feeders... run up on them and make 'em all scatter!

gMarie said...

Oh poor Cody - he's so sad about his friends leaving.

Thor - dear. Rest up. Your boys will be home soon and the snow will leave. g

Channon said...

Reminds me of Mugsy's fascination with Petie, MJ's cocka... something. I don't know birds. Looked a bit like those, in a lemon-lime combination. Dae decided Mugsy should learn to kiss Petie. He did, but Petie lost tailfeathers in the process...

Pam said...

Poor Cody. I love that photo of Thor.

Sue said...

My Tess is the only one of the pack that shows any interest in my birds. She loves to watch them.

It looks like those long nights playing Scrabble and watching naughty movies on HBO are tiring Thor. He needs to rest up for the judging.

~~louise~~ said...

Happy Thorsday! I finally made it on the right day. It must have been a little birdie reminding me to drop by to see what Thor was up today. It looks like his usual thinking mode.

He's just so dang lovable!!!

Mango said...

Thor! Are you hibernating too? Yuh, like wake me up when its spring. Yes, mastiffs are friends to the little beasts.

Slobbers,
Mango

Benny and Lily said...

BOL...hilarious!!!!!!
Benny & Lily

Pee S. Is too..........

altadenahiker said...

A most philosophical face.

altadenahiker said...

A philosopher's face.

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

Thor, you are a scholar and a gentleman - and an honest judge. Thanks for the insight into the true nature of mastiffs. We hope Cody gets some birds of his own. Or maybe a cat? He might be happy with anything small and in need of attention.

Our verification word for this comment is "stuffies." Can't believe it! Never happen again.

Jed & Abby

Vivian said...

Thank you so much for your kind words about Bucky. It really means a lot to us to have our cyber doggie friends.