DACHSHUND DOG GARGLER BIRD HOUSE NEST by Douglas Fey
We had Doug make this Dachshund for us to give to Wilma's best friend who owns many Dachshunds. Please allow at least a couple of months for delivery.
Bird Garglers™ are whimsical bird houses made especially for the birds around your home. Attract birds to your garden and enjoy watching them nest in the handmade terracotta Bird Garglers throughout the year. Imagine the pleasure of watching birds sitting in your "beast's" mouth or perched on it's nose or tongue. Each Bird Gargler™ bird house is made with the birds in mind just as much as the bird enthusiast with a sense of humor.
Once a suitable location has been determined,
anchor the nail or screw in the wall leaving just enough space between the anchor head and the wall to fit the thickness of the back surface of the Bird Gargler.™ Select a perching twig, not included, (this is not required for the birds) and insert it into the holding holes provided under the chin of the Bird Gargler.™ Position the Gargler creature over the nail or screw at the point of the "cutout" on the back of the Bird Gargler.™
Bird Garglers™ are derived from a combination of colonial American earthenware birdhouses called "bird bottles" and medieval gargoyles,
Bird Garglers™ provide safe and unique all-season nesting habitats for birds around your home and garden. Birds easily adopt the Garglers™ for their nesting place anytime of year, particularly during the spring. Once birds have nested, your Bird Gargler™ will remain home to many generations of birds.
All Bird Garglers Bird Houses are individually handmade and will vary slightly. Made of quality red earthenware clay, each completed Bird Gargler™ is allowed to air dry and then fired to 2000°F. After cooling, glaze and colors are applied; the Bird Garglers™ are fired again to 2200°F.
The completed Bird Garglers™ are quite durable and can remain installed outside throughout the year to provide all-season protection for the birds. Each Bird Gargler™ measures approximately 9"-12" from mouth to the back and about 8"-9" across. Dimensions will vary according to the particular style of Bird Gargler.™
Choose a location for your Bird Gargler™ beneath the eaves of your home, garage, potting shed, or on a deck structure, garden arbor, even inside your home for display.
Installation is quick and easy, requiring only a wide headed nail (roofing nail) or a screw.
Note: If you choose to install the Gargler.™ on a tree you must check the Gargler™ regularly. The tree grows out rather than up and will exert pressure between the bark and the Gargler™ as the tree grows. This pressure will cause the Gargler™ to break at the back. The insertion of a rubber washer as a cushion between the tree bark and the Gargler™ will help reduce the pressure for a short time. Even with a washer cushion the Gargler™ should be checked periodically.