Name That Bird

Poor little Diesel hasn’t been feeling all that well.  We took him to the vet this week and we are going to try a new diet that’s easier to digest and hopefully he’ll be back to terrorizing any front door visitors.  Boo and I have been working on a little Diesel movie and today we had grand plans for shooting…..but all Diesel really did was bask in the sun.  There goes our action thriller…..we might have to lean more towards a “Remains of the Day” type plot….


I think I’ve calculated that Diesel might be the most expensive dog, per pound, ever.  He’s eleven years old and I swear he’s been to the doctor more times than the rest of the family combined.  His parents were 4 and 6 pounds but Diesel never made it past 2.5 lbs at his heaviest.  He’s too small to jump up even one stair.  But, apparently he’s ferocious, because his entire vet file is covered with “caution” stickers.  The groomer has even used a little 1″ muzzle on him….it’s like a muzzle for a gerbil.


Anyway, Big D has this favorite toy and for a few years I’ve just assumed it was an ostrich. Then, a few nights ago I questioned everything……was it really an ostrich? Or maybe it’s a bald eagle? Or a fancy duck?  Or a beaglich?  (no such thing)

So I thought I’d ask all of you…..can you name this bird?






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Living a simple, creative life in #smalltownusa Bryson City, NC. Renovating a 1960s ranch house and an old train depot. Thank you for reading! Read more in my about section. 


  1. 1

    Looks like an ostrich to me. Maybe it’s an emu. I get those two mixed up.

  2. 2

    an eagle?

  3. 3

    An ostrich. The coloring looks right & it has really big feet.

  4. 4

    yeah definitely ostrich, does almost look eagle though. I’d love to meet your dog, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a dog as small as you describe.

  5. 5

    Definitely an ostrich. A funny looking one though. I hope the little tiny terrorist is feeling better soon!

  6. 6

    Baby ostrich. What’s that called?

  7. 7
    Karen Boyd says:

    Can I name the bird? Sure… about Bob? :D

  8. 9

    That bird looks like a Dodo bird! Look it up. Let us know.

  9. 12

    An ostrich and eagle mix ? lol an OSTAGLE :)
    Hey, why not?

  10. 13

    Baby goose…gosling! Eagle chick!

  11. 14

    i think it’s a stork

  12. 15

    That… a fancy duck. With flair.

  13. 16

    bald eagle

  14. 17

    I vote for eagle.

  15. 18

    Mostly, I feel badly for sweet Diesel…He’s only bitten me once! Other than that, he LOVES me!