|Mother Dove (standard:humor, 591 words)|
|Author: Fanny11||Added: May 19 2009||Views/Reads: 1590/0||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|Mother Dove is about a woman who found a Dove nesting on her window ledge. The woman had to put in her air condioner. The story tells how she had to handle the situtation of how to move the Dove.|
584-word count Mother Dove I could always tell when spring was near, by the sound of the sparrows outside my bedroom window. I could hear their happy chirping as they were flying back and forth by my air conditioner as if discussing where they will build their nests and start a family. They would bring everything to the space under the air conditioner to make their nests. There would be feathers, pieces of cloth, dead leaves, or any other kind of garbage they could find. Sparrows can be very messy birds. One summer I had to get another air condition for my bedroom window the one I had was not blowing cold air. And since I had asthma I had to keep it cool in my bedroom. One day as I glanced out of my bedroom window; I saw in the space where the sparrows used to be. A larger bird sitting on a nest that was put together neater than the way the sparrows nests were. I had never seen this type of bird around my apartment building before. I called my daughter and described the bird to her and she said it was a Dove. The Dove never left her nest she was always there though rain or cold. When my grandkids would come to visit they would peek at her by lifting the slat to the blind. She would look at us with trusting eyes as if she knew we would never hurt her or her eggs. After weeks of waiting the Dove's eggs finally hatched I awoke one morning and saw her feeding her four hungry babies; she would be there for a while longer until her babies were strong enough to fly, and then after a while they were gone, and the weather was getting warmer; I could put my new air conditioner in. One morning I thought I would clean my window, and get ready for the air conditioner; what I saw, shocked me. I saw mother Dove sitting on her nest again she looked at me with the same trusting eyes. I thought oh no! She is raising another family what will I do now? I had to put my air conditioner in the window. I had to figure out what to do. I would move her to the bathroom window quickly and hope she would go to the one egg in her nest. I dreaded moving the nest. I went to the bathroom to the make the window ready. As I reached for the nest. She jumped from it. I picked the nest up quickly, and heard a loud painful cry come from the Dove a sign I had lost her trust. I went straight to the bathroom window and sat the nest there and pulled the blind and hoped she would go to it. I went to my daughter's for a couple of days and felt very optimistic when I returned. I went straight to the bathroom and quietly lifted a slat of the blind and there she sat on her nest, but the look in her eyes was not as trusting as before. I didn't bother her except to peek now and then to see if she was still on the nest. The one egg hatched a lot quicker then the first four did. In about a week they were both gone I always wondered why she picked my window to nest, and where did that last egg come from. She was a good mother and protected her babies through everything. Tweet
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