Friday, June 8

Einstein

Quick disclaimer: This blog is not at all related to either Lorrie's or Joel's blogs. Promise :)

The other morning, my grandmother found a baby bird on the ground under a tree in our backyard. It had apparently fallen out of its nest, which was too high for my grandmother to reach to put the bird back. Luckily for this little robin both my mom and grandma have had experience raising baby birds who have been unfortunate enough to fall out of their nests. So we have all been taking care of it and have decided to keep it as a pet. In light of this decision, we thought it appropriate to name our newest pet. Thankfully, this was not quite the epic dilemma that naming the squirrels was, and we settled on a name rather quickly- Einstein.


We called him Einstein because the funny little tufts of feather that stick up on his head are somewhat reminiscent of Albert Einstein's occasionally quirky hair. Here are some pictures for your amusement.












6 comments:

laurettabear said...

It's so cute! Is it beginning to become attached to you guys yet?

Joel said...

he looks pretty big for a baby. I can see the einstein resemblance though:) What are you feeding him?

Kristin said...

He is indeed becoming extremely attached to all of us. He loves to be held and pet for long amounts of time, and occasionally will pretend to be hungry just so that we will take him out of his cage and hold him. He's becoming quite spoiled...
He does look a bit big, and has actually started trying to fly already. He doesn't really have many tail feathers yet though. And currently we are feeding him a mixture of canned dog food, water, and grits.

GypsumWolf said...

Cool! If only I did not live in the dorm... (only fish allowed in the dorm).

Susan Thomas said...

I am so sad to say that Little Einstein has flown the coop! He spread his wings on Sabbath Morning, June 23rd. What a happy bird he is!!!

roadrunner said...

How fun! Aww...but you had to give him up. :(