Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Trouble Tuesday - Dramatic Re-enactment

The following took place a few weeks ago. The Man was working at home as he had just had his staples removed and was still recovering from surgery. 

The players:

The bird will be played by chicken

The Man will be played by Lady

Hailey will play herself.

The scene:

Hailey kindly alerted the Man that there was something in the chimney. The Man could hear it but could not see it. He placed some food and water in to encourage it to fly down to the base of the chimney.

A while later, the bird flew down into the fireplace. The Man blocked off the top of the stairs so the dogs could not go down. He opened the patio door that is downstairs. He opened the fireplace. The bird did not fly out the open patio. The bird flies upstairs as our house is open concept.

You can see the fireplace to the left, the bird flew from the downstairs up to the dining area

The Man raced upstairs to find Hailey holding the bird in her mouth. 

The Man yelled 'drop it' but that was not happening so the Man opened Hailey's mouth and took the bird out.

The bird appeared injured, but he carried it outside and it flew away. 

The Man called the Lady at work and was like '#@%&*' and the Lady, in her loving and supportive way, laughed so hard she cried. She was laughing so hard, people came to make sure she was ok. 

The next day, when another bird (or maybe the same bird) showed up in the fireplace, the Man locked the dogs in the bathroom where the bird could not get, opened the downstairs and upstairs patio doors and after a few attempts the bird found the open upstairs patio door and left. The Man learned from his first experience (which is not the first time we have had a bird in the chimney. It seems to happen about once a year!)


  1. hari OM
    ... which is why wire netting across the chimney top might be the next bit of maintenance to consider... jus' sayin'... YAM xx

  2. Wow, it must have been exciting for Hailey to have bird flying upstairs! Glad bird could fly away :-)

  3. Our chimney has a cap on it. You guys were just trying to help Dog Dad out.

  4. Nice catch, Hailey! Bats used to fly down our chimney and totally whig mom out and then dad had a cap installed and thankfully, the fun ended.

  5. Oh Hailey, you caught that pawesome bird! What a grreat job!!

  6. That was so nice of you, Hailey, to catch that bird so your dad could take it outside where it belonged. We loved your reenactment.

  7. Wow! I would have caught that birdie, and probably wrecked the whole house in the process! Good job Hailey!

  8. Oh, my! It's like I was right there!

  9. Way to tell a story! The was indeed a most dramatic re-enactment, and we are so pleased that the Lady remained supportive of Dad throughout.....
    Toodle pip!

  10. Oh OH we loved the players in the re enactment!!!! Bravo bravo...we were kinda worried THE MAN was gonna mess up his incision by running around on the hunt. Thank goodness that didn't happen. Birds.................are called Bird brains for a reason!
    We once had a bat in the belfry and it still creeps mom out to even write this.
    Hugs madi your bfff

  11. PS WTG Hailey....you did what you were born to do...inquiring minds want to know where was Phod?

  12. OMD that's a crazy bird.
    Glad no one was harmed in the take out.
    xo Astro

  13. What an excellent re-enactment!

  14. Mom is cracking up laughing up here too. That bird made out a lot better than he would have here.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  15. Maybe the bird just wants some human company. πŸ•ŠToo funny a story. Hope there are no more unexpected 'drop-ins.' It's not like you guys are Home Depot, right?

  16. Holy Moly! Those aren't the brightest birds are they??

  17. BOL!
    3 bum swings! 3 more!πŸ’œ

    Nose nudges,
    CEO Olivia

  18. Your dramatic re-enactment was incredible! I know that if a bird flew down my chimney I, Marvelous would EAT it! (Mommy says I would most likey run and hide under the bed)

  19. Great re-enactment! Too too funny!
    Hazel & Mabel

  20. Hilarious re-enactment, especially the part about the Lady laughing so very hard at work! I once had a bird come down my chimney (no central heating) when I was visiting my grandma in Ireland. I was 5 yrs old, and I'm still traumatized!

  21. WOW - it was just like watching a movie of THE GREAT BIRD CAPER. Sounds like it was a challenge convincing Mr. Bird that inside the house and chimney was not the safest spot to be! This kind of thing was the reason my Mom and Dad got a chimney cap on their chimney - sadly that meant I couldn't enjoy the company of a live bird in my house....(or in my mouth!).

    Hugs, Teddy

  22. "dramatic re-enactment"... Still laughing :-)

  23. Dear Ojo's Cousin Lee,

    It sounds like you were a very big help with the bird! I wonder why they locked you away from it the next time?


    Pee Ess We love the dramatic re-enactment!


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