Teeny tiny bird taking a bath in its owner’s hands
The bird is a European goldfinch and these birds are commonly kept as pets because of their beautiful colors and unique whistling voices. But never have I ever seen a European goldfinch take a bath in its owner’s hands. I guess there’s a first for everything.
You know the saying, ‘Happy as a pig in sh*t’? Well they should definitely change it to, ‘Happy as a European goldfinch in a human bird bath’.
I do have arthritis, which is par for the course as the years keep rolling by … faster and faster.
Last Friday morning, September 11, I underwent a surgical outpatient procedure. In and out within one hour.
It’s called “tarsal bones exostectomy“.
It’s a simple procedure, performed at my podiatrist’s office. A small opening, insertion of a special drill, shaving of the spurs and extra bone formation and … voilá … wrap the foot and wear the special shoe.
I’m able to walk carefully.
Have to keep it dry all the time.
Showering needs a special plastic boot to cover all of this.
Relaxed during the weekend and now I’m back home for my usual routine.
“IOTD” is image of the day, a concept I came up with. I teach visual meditative therapy – or in easy terms – a mini mental holiday. For some people it is very difficult for them to get their image right. I post an image a day for people to use in their mini mental vacay. Someare serious, some are silly, and some are just beautiful!”
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