Lots of people have asked us about the wellbeing of Sweetpi after his adventures, so we are happy to tell you that he has recovered beautifully. He is eating well and his waggy tail is back. His 3 week starvation and subsequent illness have definitely aged him, but he hopefully has many years in him yet. We are all very happy with his progress.
|Sweetpi the adventurer|
|Sweetpi and Abby the Labby|
|Sweetpi with partner-in-crime Carl.|
Another happy story began not so happily with a baby owl found lying wounded in the werf. It was so small its eyes were not open yet and it could barely lift its head. A short way away, in the hollow of an oak tree, sat an owl we thought must be its mom. We immediately phoned our 'owl friend' Fiona, who said not to treat the wound, but to try to put the baby back with its mom as soon as possible. So Gail set up the rescue with ladder and gloves, and I climbed a ladder and with head averted, popped the baby into the hollow. Mom made terrible noises and looked ready to fly at me.
|The injured baby owl|
|Gail setting up the ladder|
|The fierce mom watchingthe rescue effort|
|Mom, relaxed with her baby safely back in the hollow.|
|Safely back with mom.|