Saturday, December 31, 2016

Good Company and Happy Trails

Our wish to you for the New Year is Good Company and Happy Trails, wherever they may lead.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

And God Bless Us, Everyone

The Victorians were a demented lot. Perverse and demented. Charles Dickens' Ebenezer Scrooge of A Christmas Carol fame probably epitomized Victorian joviality. We're not sure what these Victorian Christmas cards epitomized. Possibly some perverse Victorian subliminal messaging. One message is clear, however. Birds did not fare well during a Victorian Christmas:







Because nothing says jollity like a flock of glum birds with lighted matches stuck under their wings!

Monday, December 5, 2016

If You Save Someone's Life, You Must Care For Them Forever

RIP Moonbeam 1995? -- 2016


When we first moved to Seattle's Ballard neighborhood in 1999 we found a starving cat in our backyard. Not right away. It took awhile because the cat only came out at night. At first. Thus we named her Moonbeam.

When we found Moonbeam she was already having litters underneath the neighbor's back deck. Once we figured that out we trapped her and took her to the vet to be spayed. Following the procedure we brought her back and released her in our backyard.

As far as we know Moonbeam only had one surviving kitten, which we captured, domesticated, and named Ketchikan. Moonbeam never had any desire, in spite of repeated opportunity, to become domesticated. Her living room was our backyard and she ate at our back porch breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Eventually she felt safe and comfortable enough to start coming out during the days. She was a small cat. She would lounge in our yard during the day, and hide by the house at night.

A free spirit, Moonbeam is sorely missed. She's off chasing parrots over the Rainbow Bridge. We can only hope she had a good life. For a cat, she had a long life. Twenty cat years after all, is like 100 in dog years!










Saturday, December 3, 2016

Northwest Parrots Pinup Parrots Calendar for 2017

The mission of Northwest Parrots Fund is simple. Saving Parrots One Parrot At a Time! Introducing the Northwest Parrots Fund Pinup Parrots Calendar for 2017:
Northwest Parrots 2017 Calendar
Want this calendar? Just click on the image above. The Northwest Parrots 2017 Calendar features some real beauties:


Hyacinth Macaw Princess Tara


Timneh African Grey Tillie


Ruby Macaw Mr. Cracker


Congo African Grey Arua


Greenwing Macaw Roxanne

You'll need to purchase the calendar the see the rest of the Northwest Parrots Fund Pinup Parrots. As Good As Advertised! You will not be disappointed. Plus, your purchase supports a worthy cause. Northwest Parrots Fund is a nonprofit charity registered in the State of Washington and recognized as a 501(c)3 nonprofit under the regulations of the Internal Revenue Service.