In some good news we have been able to re-home two of the four kittens. This afternoon I took them, the two we have been calling Abbot and Angelo, to Dave's office and a wonderful woman named Eileen took them home to add them to her household. So, two down and two more to go! (Plus we are looking to get rid of some of the other cats in addition to the kittens. Are you sure there are no takers out there???)
In some very sad goodbye news, we had to say goodbye to our Timneh African Grey Parrot, Chloe, a few weeks ago. I have been so torn up about this that I haven't even been able to write about it until now. Chloe is just so protective of her cage area (and there is nothing wrong with that behaviour). The problem is that with Sylvia crawling pretty soon she would not realize that we leave Chloe's cage area alone. Dave and I saw a potentially bad situation emerging where Sylvia would pull herself by Chloe's cage and Chloe would get scared and bite a finger . . . And so, we brought Chloe to a wonderful parrot store and they promised to find her a really good home. I truly hope they do.
We love that bird and miss her so much. She was a good bird and she was always good for a laugh. One of her favorite things was to make this joke: We would ask her, "What's a chicken say?" And she would respond with "Meow" or "Ruff" or some other incorrect answer. She thought this was so funny and would laugh hysterically after performing this joke. We really do miss her.
But sometimes the right thing to do in life is say goodbye.
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