Thursday, August 20, 2015

O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!

We started out this morning in eager anticipation of the UPS man. At 1:49, he arrived!

O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!

Thanks, UPS man!!

What could it be? Pip couldn't guess! 
Pip wonders what's in the box?

Even after we opened it, she wasn't sure. 
Ah! Binoculars are in the box!

They looked small in Pip's Photoshop picture. 
Pip the Birding Dog

But not in real life! 
They're almost as big as I am!

Laura put Pip's paw in the middle. Pip knows how to "stay" so she never even tried to put her paw or nose on the eye pieces. 
Puppies must never, ever touch the eyepieces! Pip knows how to stay, but she's a little nervous about touching new binoculars.

Then Laura and Pip went out to see some birds! Laura would not look through them at any bird until some chickadees finally came in. 
Worth the wait!

First birds through them are (in order of being seen) 
  • Black-capped Chickadee 
  • Downy Woodpecker 
  • Red-eyed Vireo 
  • Nashville Warbler 
  • Ruby-throated Hummingbird 
  • Purple Finch 
  • Rock Pigeon
  • Red-breasted Nuthatch
  • White-throated Sparrow
  • Chipping Sparrow
  • Mourning Warbler
Plus, one of those chickadees was LAURA'S chickadee—the one with the missing toes, who had the deformed bill.

Pip truly has the best Uncle Tom!!
Pip and Tom Kuenzli

And now Laura has the best binoculars AND the best dog AND the world's most generous and thoughtful friend!

Laura and her new binoculars!


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