トトちゃん、休憩中にロッククライミングの練習に励んでおります。スポーツ好き（？）なトトちゃんは産卵の準備で増えた体重を元に戻そうとしています。（どーなんだか？？ でも産卵前の体重増加はすごかった。これ本当） Toto trains for rock-climbing during her break. This athletic pij (?) is trying to lose her pregnancy weight. ++ ( Well, not sure but she put lots of weight shortly before the lay, for real.)
トトちゃん、まだ巣篭もり頑張っています。良い母鳩です。雛、孵らないのに。。。なんだかかわいそうです。 またトトちゃんの休憩中に巣の中の写真を撮りました。巣の中に敷かれている羽が増えている＝トトちゃんに生えている羽が減っている。尾羽スカスカ。 Toto is still sitting at her nest. Very good mom (without chicks... a bit sad). I took another picture of her nest during her break. More feathers in the nest=less feathers on Toto. Not much tail feathers left.
ヒマワリの種くれるの？/Will you give me sunflower seeds?
え？ヒマワリの種じゃないじゃん/what? these are not sunflower seeds.
Toto is still being a good mom. Seems like her mold is started. 1. She loses her feathers. 2. I pick them up and bring them to her. 3. She accepts them and put them under her stomach. We are a good team!
Toto is a Hen. She laid her first egg today! I thought she kind of gave up cuz she was away from her basket for a while today. Anyhow, later on she went back to the basket so I went kitchen to cook something (she doesn't leave the basket for long once she sit in there). When I came back to my room, she was bit strange. She usually move her head up & down , and make calls when she sees me movin' but today, she wasn't . I observed her a bit. No idea what was going on (I couldn't see well cuz my eyes are bad) I went really close to her & took a look at her then, I saw egg under her stomach!! I am happy that she made it safe. I believe/hope she will be able to make 2nd one safe too. I let her sleep in the basket till she gives up her egg. Her basket is on the book shelf which is right above my desk So I re-located my laptop and other things and set news papers on my desk. To make her relax, no TV, no light in the room. There is only a small light from my laptop in the room. I am a mole. トトちゃん今日も外を見ています。/what's up Potsdam?
真上から見るとこんな感じです。（洗って干しているタオル地のスリッパが。。。はずかしいなあ。)/Toto from the top (Yop, I washed my room shoes. No lie.)
トトちゃんがここ数日、卵を産む時のように後ろに歩くというか這いずるというか、、、がさつなムーンウォークをしていたので産むのかと思い，大きいカゴにタオルを敷いて巣のようにして物を用意しました。ムーンウォークをしだして４日、カゴを入れて２日め（カゴ，相当気に入ってしょっちゅう長い事座りこんでいます。）でも卵がない。卵詰まりという物か？と慌てて獣医さんに行ってきました。獣医さんが手でお腹を触ってみたけれど、卵らしき物はなし。ならば何か他に問題があるはずという事でレントゲン。 レントゲンでも卵はなかったのですが、肛門付近に何か塊があり、これが排便をしづらくさせているので、ムーンウォークをするとの事でした。 この”何か”は毛玉のような物の可能性があるそうです。トトちゃん、カーペットをたまにつついていたしなあ。。。つついているのを目撃するたびにやめさせていたけれど、私の注意不足か。。。ごめんよトトちゃん。 抗生物質の注射をしてもらいました。パラフィンオイルを５日間飲ませて改善しないようならば再診です。 ところで、獣医さんがトトちゃんは骨格が女の子の骨格をしていると言っていました。 レントゲンで見つけた事ですが、トトちゃん鎖骨が２カ所折れていました。普通に飛んでいるからそんなの予想外。意表をつかれました。以前、カラスが窓のすぐそばを通りかかった時にビックリしてとんで窓にぶつかった事があったけど、その時に折ったのかな？それにしてもそんなに勢いよくぶつかってなかったし、その後も普通にしていたからなあ。。。 私はダメな飼い主だなあ。カーペット食べさせるし、骨も折らせるし。。。トトちゃん本当にごめん。 These days, Toto was walking backward, just like when a pij lay an egg. I set a large basket with towels in so that he can sit there and lay. It's been 4 days since I saw him walking backward, and 2 days since I set the basket.(BTW, he is loving the basket. Spending lots of time sitting there) But no egg. I thought he might have problem with lay and took him to a vet. The vet touched his belly but didn't find an egg so she did X-ray him. No egg but she found something near his vent disturbing him pooping. This is causing his moon walk. She gave him antibiotics and she told me to give him paraffin oil for 5 days. If he is not getting better, I need go to here again. She said the "thing"could be something like cotton ball. I saw Toto poking my carpet. Every time when I saw him poking the carpet, I stopped him, but I was not carful enough... BTW, the vet said that Toto has a hen frame. He is SHE!!!
Another thing is, we found that Toto had/has broken collarbone. It is even broke at 2 points. He is flying normal. So I never saw that was coming. Once he crashed to the window when he was in a panic (a crow passed by) May be he broke his bone that time. But the crash was not a big crash. Plus he was acting all normal afterwards... I am such a L. I let him eat carpet and break his bone... Sorry Toto... すごい形相です。/Toto can be ugly
Toto has been discovering more & more in my room. I step his poop more often. THANK YOU TOTO. He piked up 50 euro bill from my table and tried to sneak out. There has been a 20 euro bill too. But G-star Toto picked the right one. well done. I was gonna keep an evidence, but the battery of my camera was dead.
I know it is a long text, it is about me being unlucky at job hunting. I am bit paranoid so I am not gonna write it is English but, If you are interested in hearing the story, drop me a message. I will write you back. Anyhow, I went to a laundry yesterday and lost a sock. Most of my socks are simple black so that it wouldn't be a big deal even if I lose one. But the one I lost yesterday was with patterns on. How come that one? Another unlucky me. Well, still better than missing an underwear though...
鳥好きで、特に鳩が好きです。２００９年の８月末に弱っていた鳩を保護。トトちゃんと名付けて現在ドイツのポツダムで共同生活をしております。/ I am into birds, especially pigeons. I have been sharing a room with a pigeon called Toto which I rescued since August 2009 in Potsdam Germany.