Friday, July 25, 2008

Love Birds Slain

(Warning) the following may not be suitable for the squeamish or young audiences!

So I posted the pics the other day of my little love birds (last post) and left the little cake topper up on the cabinet and went to pick up some supper. When I got home, I found one of the little birdies mangled on the floor by the cabinet. I knew instantly that Sebastian had gotten them. The other bird was found under my kitchen table, equally brutalized. Oh, I was so mad at that DOG!!!! I yelled at him and I had such a fit.....he just went and hid under the bed. I even cried because I was so upset. I worked on those birds for 3 days. But, eventually, I remembered they were only material.....could be made again and that my dog did not mean to be bad. He probably thought they looked like a cookie. My husband reminded me that Golden Retrievers were initially bred to be bird dogs er "retrieve birds". Duh!~

So I sculpted two other birds and they are curing and getting ready for painting this weekend. I could not help but show you this pic of Sebastian's little nose and tongue that got him in trouble. Hope you all have a creative and non-violent weekend.


rhea said...

oops Sebastian.......he thought he was retrieving......poor little birdies! Love you, Rhea

Kim Mailhot said...

Poor Love Birdies ! Poor (and oh so bad) Sebastian ! Poor, poor Lesley ! Quite the tale of woe ! Thank goodness you were able to recreate your work. I hope the new set is far above the curious yet oh so cute nose !
"He's a bird dog !...What a dog !"
(Old Everly Brothers song my mom used to listen to !)

Janet said...

That is funny and sad at the same time! It's good that you didn't stay mad at Sebastian....I guess dogs just do what dogs do and in this case it was get the birds.

Periwinkle Studio said...

I would be upset too! I bet they were the easiest birds to catch!
can't wait to see the new ones you just made. :)

Jo Anne O. said...

Eeeeekkkk,Leslie! I was most of the way through this post before I became aware that you were talking about created birds and not the ones with feathers that chirp! I was thinking, poor little things!

Sorry about the creations but I am really glad they weren't alive!

Thanks for dropping by my blog!

PLO said...

OMG...the carnage! I will NEVER be the same again. I read your warning...but had to read on anyway. I am sure you will make more beautiful birdies. BAD DOG!

carolyn said...

I am sorry that Sebastian ruined your cute little birdies! They were adorable! It sounds like Sebastian knew he was a bad dog!
Years ago I spent days and days and days on a needlepoint Christmas stocking. It took forever. I made it for my boyfriend for Christmas but couldn't find it after I completed it. Come to find out, my first golden retriever took it outside and it froze in the snow and ice and I had to wait until it melted so I could get it back! It was ruined.

Sabii Wabii said...

Well as frustrating as this may have been ...this is too funny! You have to admit...he looks pretty cute...aleast his nose and tongue.
So do you get huricanes in west Texas?