Most of yesterday was spent relaxing and waiting on a phone call. At about 1:30 p.m. we got the phone call and left to meet Steve. He was going to take the bird that we had taken care of to the vet and then to his new family. They run a bird sanctuary and adopt birds directly into new homes instead of keeping them and housing them in a building. Sammy is a blue front Amazon parrot, and we took him to try to get him healthy when he was in danger of dying. He wasn't being fed but about once or twice a week. The people didn't want him. I wish people would research animals before they get a pet. Parrots live a long time, Amazons if well taken care of can live upwards of 30 years or more. My Amazon, Jake is at least 20 years old. Our Cockatoo, Paco is about 20 also and he could live up to 50 to 60 years if well taken care of. I don't understand why people think of pets as a throw away or, a give away item when they get tired of them. Anyway, back to Sammy, when we took him we didn't think he would live more than a week, he was very emaciated and weak. We put him in our living room to keep him away from our birds, in case he had something that was catching. Also, we could watch him and see if and what he ate. He literally attacked any food you put in front of him. From then on he ate regularly and filled back out nicely. He would beg for our food every time we ate, and we gave him anything he wanted, except things that were bad for him. Things like chocolate, avocado's, and apple seeds can kill a bird. He was still very aggressive with us but he started talking again. Finally after a couple of months we put him in the same room with our birds. It was funny, because he and Jake would try to out talk each other, so we had a lot of laughs with them doing that. Jake has been really quiet today, no doubt he misses Sammy. We simply didn't have room in our 35' fifth wheel for 3 birds and 2 dogs. It wasn't that we couldn't take care of another bird, but the room factor and I believe that if you have a pet it should be with you, not sitting home alone with just someone stopping by every day to make sure it has food and water. Besides that, Sammy is a cool bird and he deserves to be the center of attention in a house. I hope he adapts to his new home quickly, and I will be kept informed of the results of his vet visit and his progress in his new home. I hope it will be a win win situation all the way around. Mike will meet Steve tomorrow to pick up our travel cage from him. Sammy has a very nice cage that went with him, but it was about 5 ft tall, and had to be laid down to transported. So that's why he was in our travel cage. We knew we couldn't keep him when we took him, due to our lifestyle of part time Rving. Not to mention we didn't think he was going to live at the time, he truly must have just needed food and love. So no, we didn't desert him, he was never meant to be our bird. We were just temporary care givers, and we were lucky that he lived. So I really hope this story has a happy ending! Sammy deserves one, he overcame great odds just to live.
Today is Sunday, and tonight is sleepover at Gma's! We girls are going to move to the fifth wheel tonight. Even though it is just in the driveway, we've had many sleepovers like this and lot's of fun! We haven't done this all summer so I thought it would be fun to just spend time and reconnect with all my girls! Charli will be joining us in the morning at about 8 a.m. to be in the fiver for a while before we leave a week from tomorrow for Indian lake. I want to have Charli spend time with me, and Tehya in the fifth wheel so she will be used to it when we go. I think if we spend a little bit of time everyday in the fiver, before we go she'll be used to being in there, and not think anything of it. At least that is my thinking, and the plan, wish me luck! Lol I may need it! I am going to grill hamburgers for dinner tonight, for Mike and I, the girls will eat before they come over at about 7- 7:30 ish. Then let the fun begin! I have all their favorite snacks, drinks etc... I plan to spoil them, and we're gonna have snacks and watch dvd's all evening! So who do you think will be the first to crash? Me, Kara, Autumn, or Tehya? I'll tell ya tomorrow! Haha!
I am gonna call this post done, and go finish some unfun stuff, like dishes, and things like that... See even Grand ma's have to do chores before they can have fun too! So I'll tell ya what happened with the sleepover tomorrow! I just know you can't wait! Haha! It's all about the memories, I want them to remember all the crazy fun things we did, and smile when they think about it! So until tomorrow, See ya's...
- This the story of our journey, Into Something Good, going Somewhere Over the Rainbow, and trying to Hold Onto Our Dreams. How we got on the way to becoming HALF time RVers! Our Ford 350 super duty diesel truck is our horses, we call it the Beast . Our 2008 34'7" 3 slide Cedar Creek Silverback fifth wheel is our Prairie Schooner Wagon,we call it the Bear. Just like the first RVers, the Pioneers of Yesteryear traveling around the country searching for a rich full filling life! Come along with us for the ride and read about our triumphs and mishaps along the way! About to be Part time RVers in a Cedar Creek Silverback 2008, 34'7", 3 slide 5th wheel, which is our Prairie Schooner Wagon, and a 2006 Ford 350 super duty 1 ton diesel truck is our horses, or oxen, only we have to feed it diesel instead of grass, and oats, which costs a lot more! Retired Air Force empty nesters off to see the good ole USA! Favorite Quote: "Life is a Blank Canvas, Made For Me to Add the Colors" Goal: I am trying to add as many colors as I can to my life!