While Diana and I were scouting locations for a photo shoot the other day, we came across a wee bird laying in the alley. Its head was tilted back, it was breathing erratically and its little legs were splayed out. I thought it had broken its legs and was a goner. As I was panicking about what to do with an almost dead, lame bird, Diana calmly found some plastic sheeting, picked the bird up with it and talked to it in low whispers. She put it down on some cardboard boxes, confidentially exclaiming that the bird would be fine. I have to say that I didn’t believe her at first, but as we shot some photos of our Cardigans, we kept our eye on the little guy and he began to perk up. Within 15 minutes the bird went from listless to alert to hopping around a bit. As Diana predicted, the bird, which had likely just flown into something and been stunned, revived fully and then flew off! I was amazed and relieved.
Here’s a shot of the cute little bird, just before he flew off to safety and freedom.
Here’s a shoot of Diana multitasking – modeling and keeping a watchful eye on our charge.
Way to go, Diana!! Your dedication to animals (she has fostered three Rottweilers over the years and currently plays hostess to a stray cat, a family of racoons and innumerable squirrels and birds) is just one more reason to love you.