August 3, 2008

Dave has a Snow White-ness about him

So my sweet husband has this thing for animals...namely birds.
He's carried ducks off the street and built little beds in boxes for abandoned sparrows in our back yard.



Today he was out back and heard some troubled birds with his sixth sense. After hunting a bit he found two baby quails stuck in my neighbors deep window well. Their mother was frantically pasing on top of our roof.







Snow White...I mean Dave put on rubber gloves and got a baseball glove. Then carefully rescued the birds from their pit.
We watched from inside as they were reunited with their worried mother.


My husband has such a big heart!

16 comments:

Lisa Cannon said...

Dave is funny! Just this week there was this bird that had gotten hit by a car, but was still alive. All the neighbor kids were surrounding this poor bird. It rained, and our neighbor Madelyn held an umbrella over the bird. So sweet. She was crying hysterically! She prayed about the bird, and finally her mom called the vet and asked him if he would put the bird down. So, Madelyn and her dad drove the bird to the vet. Who knows what really happened after the vet took the bird. What would Dave have done? That poor bird's neck was broken and bent all funny and his wing was bleeding. We could see him breathing still and he would flap his good wing occasionally. Poor bird. Dave is a nice guy!

Shauna said...

Dave is a tough guy on the outside but Snow White on the inside, love it! He is sweet that way. I am excited for the concert, "So you think you can dance" (said very quickly in a high toned Brittish accent)

Debbie said...

The best thing about Snow White is the lesson of compassion learned by his children.

rachel said...

What a hero :)

Anners said...

Guys are interesting that way. They both want to hunt and save animals.

Russ once saved a mallard Kyle "chewed" on in our backyard. He kept him in the bathtub, nursed him back to health and named him Sebastian. On Easter (you might remember this, it was at our very first house probably 10-11 yrs. ago) we were having an egg hunt and he ran (oops, I meant flew) away. Russ was so hurt. He couldn't understand why Sebastian would want to leave him. Ask him about it sometime - it's funny (oops I mean sad).

You just gotta love a guy with a soft heart!

Melissa said...

How sweet. My husband is the same way. He LOVES animals. I guess I shouldn't be surprised since he grew up with ferrets, iguanas, frogs, birds, a snake, dogs, lizards, etc. Now we have two goats!

Tiina said...

You definately have a good hearted man! I sure love him.

The Dunham Family said...

That is so funny, I wrote an almost replica story on my blog, last friday. It was probably the same dumb birds and overprotective mom.

Mindi said...

awwwwhhhhh--good stuff.

let's party on at lunch when you are down--carly is even more beautiful in person. you will heart her. just as much as i heart you guys!

Kami said...

He is such a tender hearted guy.

Andrea W. said...

That is really cute. I bet he loves that you've compared him to Snow White. :)

Shanz said...

What a great guy!
I'm a total sucker for animals, so anyone else that is too, ranks high in my book!

Omgirl said...

That is so precious I think I might throw up. In a good way.

Tiburon said...

He is a keeper for sure. Love that :)

Tiburon said...

Oh and I have yet to see that pic of my butt

K said...

Oh my goodness, how wonderful! Bravo to him! I just stumbled onto your blog and love it. This story almost made me cry because it is so sweet. Thanks!
Sincerely,
Kait
http://simplyelegant-k.blogspot.com