"O.K., O.K., I'll show off"

Mickey Bird is an African Gray.


Max, a beautiful little orange-wing Amazon, is a recent addition to the family. He's a sweetie with a very loud voice! Fortunately, he prefers to "honk" in his incredible voice as the sun rises and sets...

Two New On Purpose Dogs Wilbur & Orville       "Do we look like brothers or what?"  


After losing so many of my geriatric friends, I had decided that I'd never again take in large dogs. It's so difficult to have to ask everyone for help in dealing with them when you're grieving. But then, G.Q. was grieving too. He lay in the spot where Fat Boy had died and howled for several weeks. He stopped barking at everyone and seemed to just give up. He had been with a whole bunch of pals since the day he was introduced to all of the others. Although he always seemed to be the biggest loner in the pack, he didn't want to be alone. So, I put my name in the pot. (You know, there's that quasi-formal, informal group of people that keeps in touch about animals in desperate need of homes in every community.) An English teacher and her husband saved Wilbur and Orville from being shot. Dumped by their owners in hostile territory, they were getting ready to leave our world when she and her husband were driving by. So yes, these dogs have guardian angels.

Precious

 Born in the greenhouse, she became the only tame one of the litter. She's the tiniest cat I've ever had.

"O.K., O.K., I'll show off"


Rosita is my lovely, disheveled yellow-nape Amazon. After nearly 20 years, I've accepted that my lovely perch-potato will never be thin, nor will she ever allow her feathers to be "normal". I don't know her age, just that she's the sweetest of all the Amazons I've ever known...and that's saying a lot....Amazons are intelligent clowns and notoriously fickle. Most vets want to keep her because they've never seen an Amazon with a loving personality!



BIRDS REQUIRE A LIFE LONG COMMITMENT.  DO NOT MISUNDERSTAND MY ENDORSEMENT OF MY LOVELY FAMILY AS ONE THAT YOU SHOULD INVEST IN. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HAVE A TWO-YEAR OLD FOREVER, THEN YOU WILL ENJOY A BIRD...    THEY ARE: FUNNY...CURIOUS...DEMANDING... CHEERFUL...INTENSE... &  INCREDIBLY LOUD & MESSY... Please research any bird that you plan to acquire to be sure that it will fit into your lifestyle... Always buy domestically bred birds!!!