Birdwatching Dogs


It was nice to be in Houston over the weekend.  I found this little guy wandering around in a neighbor’s bushes.  It’s an ovenbird, who was caught in the front passing through Texas.  I took him to a safe, cat-free area to regain his strength and hopefully move on.  We did some birding on Sunday in Russ Pitman Park in Bellaire, and got to see some of my favorite warblers: black and white, Blackburnian, and chestnut-sided.  It was nice to be with friends and family.

Sweet April passed away last night.  It’s going to be hard to get used to not having her here, she’s been a part of my life for so long.  She was a very special dog.  I’m planning a spot in the garden for her, so she can stay with us and have a nice spot in the sunshine.


  1. BT

    April 28, 2008 at 1:49 pm

    April will be missed by all of us. She was a sweet and loyal dog up to the very end. I’m very lucky to have had 3 1/2 great years with her, and she is one of the big reasons that I am now a dog person.

  2. dixie

    April 28, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    I’m so sorry, Sue! This nearly brings me to tears. I know you gave her a quality of life for which she was very happy. Hang in there.

  3. Cindee

    April 29, 2008 at 11:39 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. I know how hard it is to lose a best friend. Have you red the Rainbow Bridge poem? It is very comforting.
    It is nice you will bury her in your yard where you can visit with her as you garden(-:

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