Monday, June 18, 2018

Doodlewash June 2018 Art Challenge - #16, 17 & 18

#16 - Birdwatching


#17 - Birdwatching


#18 - Birdwatching


We've love watching the birds in the backyard, but lately they have been watching us.

Last week, a fledgling (a young crow with no street smarts)
 made the mistake of landing in the yard near our dog Cobie.

For a moment, Cobie forgot that he is an old man and sprang into action.
The young crow froze.  

Cobie grabbed the crow, but was so shocked he caught the bird
 that he immediately dropped it.
Thankfully, the crow made good his escape.

The young crow's clan was not amused.
They are still quite vocal whenever Cobie goes outside.

Cobie, however, is immune to their outrage, insults and taunts.
He is quite deaf.

Here's to happy endings.

                                                         

31 comments:

  1. That was a lucky escape for the crow. Wonderful drawings.

    God bless.

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    1. Thank you, Victor.
      Yes, it was that young crow's lucky day!
      God bless you.

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  2. Great drawings and washes! Glad the young crow escaped!

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  3. I like birds, birds, almost always I have mostly canaries, I like to hear them singing at dawn, beautiful and loose notes.
    Congratulations.
    Greetings.

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    1. Thank you, Jose. I love canaries, too!

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  4. #16 is my favourite - the crow looks like it is moving in the next second!
    Haha, Cobie forgot that he is an old man and sprang into action like a young one - isn't it the same by human men? He grabbed the crow - but what to do with it? I love your story!
    Warmly, Rike

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    1. Thank you, Rike. Yes, I'm glad it ended well. I still felt awful it had happened, but it was a good lesson for that young crow.

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  5. Love the story that goes with this art! Cobie is quite a good dog!!! I love how you've used ink with watercolor.

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    1. Thank you, Debra.
      I'm so thankful the crow escaped. Cobie has a soft muzzle - thankfully!

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  6. I love those bird portraits and I love the strory about Cobie and that it ends happy for the crow as well. ♥♥♥
    Hugs to you and to lovely old Cobie!
    A good boy dog is never too old for a nice hunt or at least letting the people and other critters know how dangerous they still are! Lol!

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    1. Thank you, Susi.
      Yes, I forget how dangerous Cobie can be to other animals. Squirrels still get his attention, but he has stayed away from them (so far).

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  7. Great portraits of the birds - the top, of course, if my favorite and I'm glad the little one was not hurt. Crows NEVER forget, though, so Cobie will be discussed among them for years to come!

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    1. Thank you, Rhonda!
      Yes, the crows are very vocal. I've seen videos of crows dive bombing dogs, but so far, so good. Thanks for the warning.

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  8. Wow! Good story Chris! It must have been a bit funny to see how surprised Cobie was to catch that bird! This minute we are in Austin Texas with our daughter and her husband and their Blue Heeler, Cody! He is very old now, too and probably does not catch these Mockingbirds, doves, Catbirds and Grackles that are around their yard! Nice Doddlewashes too!

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  9. Thanks, Teri. Cody & Cobie can really relate... :}
    Hope you're having a wonderful time with your family!!

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  10. They're all fantastic, Chris! #16 is my favorite. That was a lucky escape for the crow. It will probably a bit more careful not to come too close to Coby again.

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    1. Thanks, Julia.
      Yes, sometimes we have to learn the hard way. We're so happy the crow wasn't hurt.

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  11. LOVE the first one so much ...I think the soft blue caught my eye immediately!!! I'm glad to see Cobie is back to feeling himself!!!!

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    1. Thank you, Hilda.
      We're glad Cobie is back to feeling good, too.

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  12. Your birds are beautiful! I love the story you shared. I'm happy to hear Cobie is back in action. I'm also glad the grudge holding birds are just being vocal and not dive bombing him. (We have seen that happen to our cat before.) Blessings!

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    1. Thanks.
      I'm glad the birds are not dive bombing Cobie, too. He is a hunter - like your cat.
      Hugs, Terri!

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  13. Love LOVE your bird paintings today Chris.
    Bird watching is fun - I don't know how much time I spend each day watching and feeding the birds - I'd hate to add it all up - but when they come looking in the window for a special treat I just have to give in to them. (usually its the 'Blackbird' who wants a piece of grape).
    Oh poor and lucky crow - good he came to no harm - I guess Cobie won't be doing that again.
    I think there are several birds that remember things and hold grudges - crows and seagulls spring to mind - maybe dear Cobie needs a hard hat and some armour just in case :)
    Gill xx

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  14. What a funny and god thanks happy ending story! And your bird paintings are so superb and beautiful!
    Wish you a great rest of the week.

    xx

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  15. lol at least he cant hear them. Sky tries to herd the crows when she sees them :p

    nice set of birds, simple colours and nice lines :)

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  16. Glad the crow got away.
    I love your drawings.

    All the best Jan

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  17. That crow is after my heart and got it! They are my favorite bird. So much character!

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