Trixie Red Bum: a love to last forever

Trixie

Love has grey feathers, a mischievous glint in expressive eyes, and a beautiful heart and soul.  Love has a name, Trixie.  You left mom way too soon Trixie.

A few months ago, Trixie left her mom Tracy’s side to fly to the Rainbow Bridge, leaving mom and countless Anipals devastated and heartbroken.  The photos and videos that follow are a tribute to Trixie, a beautiful girl who will forever hold a permanent place in her mom’s heart and soul.  You are so dearly missed every day Trixie.

This is a tribute to you sweet Trixie Red Bum, a feathered star that shone bright and beautifully in our hearts for a while, but was called to the heavens to watch over mommy Tracy and your flock much too soon.

 

The Sweetest Face

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Living up to her name, Trixie

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Gone, but never forgotten

Forever and for always Trixie, mom loves you.  You may be gone from this Earth, but you will never leave her heart and soul.

Love you forever Trixie
Mommy Tracy

News on the Wing – August Edition

Visit our News on the Wing page to catch up on birdie and nature-related issues and items retrieved from social media over the last few weeks. For example, read and follow the Tweet about the plight of the Swift Parrot:
SWIFT PARROT SWIFT PARROT- @teamswiftparrot
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The Doctors Are In

by Sherri Moorer

The welcome home screams invited me into the offices of Doctors Zack and Bubbles, ready to begin their official duties as listeners and comforters of human sorrows after a hard day at work.

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“What am I going to do?” I asked, as I plopped in my recliner. “The phones won’t stop ringing. The emails are constant. The mail weeps with the death of a forest every day. The computers crash, the copiers and scanners jam, and the people! It’s questions, complaints, problems, and misdirected calls all day long. How can I do this until retirement?”

Find out what Doctors Zack and Bubbles prescribe for their most important patient, mom, on the Feathered Frenzy page.

Morty is full of hot air – Turbo Jet (Vacuum) Air!

Greetings to all my favorite parrot friends! Alexa is in a mood after she rolled under the couch. She blames me for her clumsiness! Good help is hard to find these days!

Morty's advert

Recently, I received an interesting letter from a parrot owner.

Dear Morty,

I live in a three bedroom home and have ten parrots. I work 12 hour shifts and when I get home I am too tired to clean. It seems like every bird has the habit of throwing their fruit, veggies, seed, and pellets on the floor! When I go into their room at night, it is a filthy mess. I cant even get near their cages! Is there anything on the market that could help me? PLEASE DON’T TELL ME TO GET A VACUUM CLEANER! I have three. I am looking for a piece of industrial equipment. Price is not a problem.

Messy House

Read Morty’s hilarious reply on Beneath the Cage Grate page.

Beneath the Cage Grate: Dear Messy House

Morty is challenged to adequately respond to a letter from a stressed-out parront who’s trying desperately to keep up with the mess caused by their determined food-flinging flock!

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Catch up with Morty in our August issue coming out next weekend, and get ready for more wisecracks and witty retorts from everybirdie’s favorite birdie columnist, Morty!

Missing Penne & Warden

Just over a year ago we lost two beautiful souls, Alice (Warden) and her beautiful Amazon Penne.  The Roost thanks our close online flock, and especially Coco the Parrot, for forwarding so many wonderful pics to share with everyone in honour and remembrance of a lady and her birdie, both of whom brought much love, joy, silliness, and laughter to many, many lives.

Alice and Penne, you are missed so very much.  Your candle will continue to burn bright in all of us forever and for always.

A rose, from Coco, to remember Alice.

Alice's rose

If it weren’t for Alice and Penne, many of us (affectionately known as ‘Anipals’) would likely have never connected, so thank you Alice and Penne for bringing us all under your wing and into your loving embrace.

Here’s to you Penne and Warden, love you, always.

The silly and saucy side of Alice and Penne!

Penne, you are so loved, and so missed by your best friend Coco.

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Oscar, a Love Story

by Pauline Porter – @paulineporter16

Oscar’s dad used to launch eggs out of the nest box so fast that it took me a long time – and several failed attempts, to finally rescue one.

Oscar still in egg
Oscar still in the egg

After incubating Oscar’s egg, the fun began!  During hatching, Oscar had a job breaking out of her shell.  After 55 hours of struggle, and me and hubby taking shifts to sit with her and gently chip little bits of shell away, Oscar finally broke completely free of her shell, and entered our world and lives as a wee, pink little baby!

Oscar new born
Oscar a half-hour old

Hand-rearing proved difficult too as Oscar’s crop wouldn’t empty, but we got there in the end.  Oscar is now a beautiful 6-year old treasure that’s just a wee bit special to me 🙂

Oscar now

Oscar is best buds with Keito, her Canadian Pionus friend.  They go on virtual adventures together, and have been known to get into the moonshine often!  Keito of course is a bad influence, being a Canuck via South America and all, ha ha.

Ladies and gentlemen, Keito and Oscar are now taking the stage for another sold out performance as The Tipsy Chicks!

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Oscar often has some explaining to do when she gets home from these adventures and mom see’s her beautiful, pure white feathers covered in mud and foliage.  Such debris tends to stand out when you’re white!  Such happenings cause Oscar’s mom to worry just a little bit about what her sweet, innocent Oscar is up to on these ‘excursions’.

Keito has video evidence, hee hee!