Thursday, November 28, 2013

Carol of the Bells, Parts Un et Deux

Carol of the Bells

Traditional Ukrainian folk chant, with modern lyrics by Peter J. Wilhousky

This ancient Ukrainian folk chant tells of a prescient swallow trumpeting the coming of the new year, which in pre-Christian Ukraine fell in spring. Peter J. Wilhousky, an arranger for the NBC Symphony Orchestra, wrote the modern lyrics in the 1930s. The carol quickly became a holiday favorite:

Hark how the bells,
sweet silver bells,
all seem to say,
throw cares away
Christmas is here,
bringing good cheer,
to young and old,
meek and the bold.
Ding dong ding dong
that is their song
with joyful ring
all caroling.
One seems to hear
words of good cheer
from everywhere
filling the air.
Oh how they pound,
raising the sound,
o'er hill and dale,
telling their tale.
Gaily they ring
while people sing
songs of good cheer,
Christmas is here.
Merry, Merry, Merry, Merry Christmas,
Merry, Merry, Merry, Merry Christmas.
On on they send,
on without end,
their joyful tone
to every home.
Ding dong ding... dong!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Northwest Parrots Fund Holiday Auction

Northwest Parrots Fund, a 501(c)3 nonprofit charity registered in the State of Washington, is launching its first annual Holiday Auction to support its mission of Saving Parrots One Parrot At A Time. Donations will be featured on this blog, and bids will be accepted until December 15th. On that date the highest bidders for each item will be awarded their prizes.

For our first auction item, we are pleased to offer a Prevue Hendryx Signature Series Small Dometop Wrought Iron Bird Cage, Model No. 3161. Condition is Like New. Color is called Coco.


Signature Series collection
Pull-out bottom grille and tray for quick and easy cleaning
Rounded corner seed guard helps contain mess
Solid cup doors help keep seeds from falling outside of the cage
Cage wall between the lower grate and lower tray
Triple cups inside for storing plenty of food, water and treats
Cup door locks prevent birds from opening the cup doors
Easy-rolling casters allow the cage to be moved from room to room or indoors / outdoors
Construction material: Powder coated metal


Interior dimensions: 37" H x 18.8" W x 18.8" L
Exterior dimensions: 54.5" H x 20" W x 20" L
Bar spacing: 5/8"
Wire gauge: 9 and 12

This Prevue Hendryx cage comes with several perches, cups, and accessories.

Starting Bid: $100

Because of the size, this Prevue Hendryx cage is available for Seattle pickup only. Please email your bids and contact info to