A cardinal christmas

Ginger was released at my house after being rehabbed at a wild life center after being hit by a car. We named her Ginger. She has been with us a week now. She does not know how to find food on her own or even get water from the bird bath so I had to put water and food for her on the ground . She also has our bird feeder. But Red Velvet, named by my daughter, has been showing her how to use the bird bath and he hops around next to her on the ground then flies up to the feeder. I am hoping she will learn by it being modeled but she is very young. Too young for a mate and barely should be on her own.

Me being me I worry. I worry she is cold and lonely and scared. She kind of taps into my childhood fears. Yet, she was placed here where I have watched her every day. She used to sit on the chair on the deck and fly very little the first two days and then I decided to move the chair into the yard. Now she is flying further. I moved it further. She is flying further. Her wings are weak but she is getting stronger. The second day she was here I had set this up for the squirrels to make a christmas card and both of the cardinals landed next to it to check it out so they get to have a christmas card too!

I pray she gets stronger and lives a happy life! But again, me being me, I had to tell my husband “If anything happens to me, make sure you feed ginger every day!” I don’t have the strength to get a dog and yet somehow I now have a bird!

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