Today is the first day that Jazzy has ever explored and played on one of his play stands. It took all my self-control not to cry out “OMG!” “OMG!” “OMG!” Instead I kept telling myself “be cool, be cool.” Here’s what that looked like (caution, video contains images that are more boring than they appear 😉
I have a confession to make. I am a perfectionist. I have never kept up with writing in the past because it took me forever to get a “perfect” outcome. First, I would spend hours writing something that seemed smart, funny, and interesting. Then, I would have a copy editor proof it. Don’t even get me started on how long it took me to edit videos, pictures, etc. The outcome? I never posted anything online […]
I’ve trained Rueben to do a lot of tricks but desperately needed help teaching him to hang out on play stands instead of my head. I don’t want to gloss over how much Rue likes to fly to and hang out on my head because it is a real problem. Is there a head-obsessed anonymous group he can join? When he wasn’t getting much out-of-his-cage-time because of this undesirable habit I decided to seek out […]
For the past 2 months we have been fostering a 13-year-old Black-Headed Caique named Jazz. We’re his 4th home in a 6-month period and he had a hard time transitioning when he first arrived. I wish I had started this blog back then because documenting his progress would have been really useful. The good news is we still have plenty to work on and blog about. In the interest of keeping myself on track here […]
I was going to start off by writing something deep and meaningful but soon realized that will take too much time. So instead, here’s Rueben learning to turn the wheel with his foot three times in a row. I love how he gets distracted when Lotus, my dog, starts walking down the hallway but continues turning the wheel anyway.