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July 13, 2012

Rollie is Doing Better

Rollie really is doing better. He was actually back home on Wednesday. We picked him up from the vets and brought him home. The vets said that they couldn’t do much else for him, and that he would have to recover on his own from now. Rollie is now drinking all on his own, so we are really excited for him. He’s been making slow progress, but we think he’s doing better.

With other news, the cockatiel that I was looking at was already sold on Tuesday night. So he is no longer available. I’m having some real bad luck with these ads. I wonder if I should just contact a breeder to see if they have any available. That would also mean buying another cage if I get a cockatiel, but what about a lovebird? It is a pretty hard decision.

I’ll probably be looking around the Kijiji classifieds again to see if there are any new ads for birds. I might be back later to write about what I find.

June 24, 2012

Using My New iPad for the Greater Good

So, I haven’t mentioned this, but I won an amazing first generation iPad back in March. I got it from winning 2nd place in this logo contest that I entered during February. Since accepting it, I have definitely gotten a lot of use out of it. Apple products are quite amazing really, and this iPad is no exception. The apps on here are handy and fun, the music is amazing, and I have great Wi-Fi connection. The best part of all this however, is that I now have an amazing app for WordPress usage!

The app let’s me easily update, edit, and publish any posts I’d like. It gives me pretty much every basic feature that is available on the WordPress dashboard, and I can even preview the posts too. The layout will take some getting used to, but I think that this app will come in handy. It already has actually. This will be only the start of many more posts coming from my iPad.

Now that summer break is here, I think that I will have a reasonable amount of free time to spend both on my blog, and the forums. I know that I will be happy to get back into the swing of things again, starting with posting this and updating the blog. All of those promises I made a while ago will soon be fulfilled. The great hiatus of posts will end; starting today.

To start us off, I will post a few pictures of a stray cat I mentioned a long time ago in the post “‘Spring’-ing Back into Things” and maybe another post.





    His name is Oreo!
April 27, 2012

‘Spring’-ing Back into Things

This is more or less an update on all the things that happened since I was absent. There won’t be any new pictures unfortunately; I can’t find the cord to connect the camera to the laptop. I’m going to look around for it though, it’s probably somewhere that I have overlooked. The only pictures that I might be posting are those that I have taken a while back and haven’t gotten a chance to put up.

I’ll write these in chronological order so that I will finish off with the most recent happenings here.

Max, the male kitten that we got, was also fixed only days after Leia. He is now all healed up, along with Leia, and they both are much more behaved because of it. We were lucky that Leia healed so quickly, because there were more male cats beginning to roam around our yard. A couple have gotten so comfortable here that they have made a habit of going inside Ginger’s cat house and sleeping in there. Because of the cold weather and snow at that time they welcomed the warmth it gave them, but Ginger wasn’t at all impressed. The kittens stayed inside since the winter was so harsh. However, once spring came along with the warmer weather, they were always exploring outside. They have stayed on our property so far; I’m hoping that they will keep it that way and learn the boundaries. Also along the lines of cats, Ginger is getting pretty old for a cat. He seems to move slower, sleep more, and is getting more cuddly. I’m also happy to say that he and the kittens have been finally getting along! They can now eat side by side together without any problem. I think it’s because they have matured quite a bit, and he can’t bully them around as much.

The dogs have pretty much stayed the same since I last posted about them. I am concerned about Rocky and Rocko however. Rocky seems to be unable to keep any weight on, and it looks like he is amaciated at times. I want to help him build up more muscle and release his anxiousness by going on more walks with him. Hopefully that will help. Rocko, on the other hand, is pretty healthy all around. The only problem that I see is with his balance, or more specifically his hips. I suspect that he might have some difficulty using his hips, or there might be a complication with them. He has this weird limp that looks like his hips are about to ‘cave in’, or something similar. He doesn’t look like he can fully use them, and he has a difficult time getting up or sitting down; anything to do with using his hips. It might be something other than his hips, but I’m still worried and I am probably going to call up a vet to ask about it. Rollie is also getting old; he’s about 11 or 12 years old I think. He is a tough dog though, the only signs of aging that he is showing is the appearance of his fur and his raspy barking.

In other news, my mother started working on the garden. So far she has taken all of the extra ‘junk’ off the top layer of soil that included leaves, twigs, rocks, and other things like that. There’s a big pile of all of it hanging out just beside the garden. We’ve also gotten warmer weather since spring started, and it has been more humid out. This past week, we’ve gotten the showers of rain that April is so famous for. The ground and everything outside is completely soaked. Right now as I type this, there is a rainstorm happening just outside. The wind was so strong that the power went out this morning for about an hour before coming back on. Once everything dries up, my mother and I plan on tilling the ground while it is moist and easy to dig up. There are a lot of weeds in there still, so it will probably take up the better part of a week to finish. I’m also looking forward to putting together some flower gardens around the house. When they start to grow, I’ll be sure to post some pictures.

April 14, 2012

I’m Back!

I’m finally back in the run of things at both here and the forums. Finally. It has been weeks since I last posted anywhere on the web, so I’m really excited to get back in gear and post some well needed updates. There’s going to be a lot of catching up to do, but nothing I can’t handle. To begin with all the catching up and refreshing, I’m going jump-start by posting a brand new entry for the Foods for Birds page. This will be a guest post by Elaine Radford, host of the Peachfront Conure Blog, and will be on Turnip Greens (or Tops). She generously offered to write this as a contribution to the Foods for Birds page, and made it clear that she wanted to get the word out there that it is important to prevent Conure Bleeding Syndrome by providing the needed vitamin K rich foods to conures. I should have this entry done up and ready to post by tomorrow evening.

After this, I’m going to type up a post to catch up on everything I missed the chance to write about. I’m definitely looking forward to getting back into everything that has been going on without me in the past few weeks, so expect some extra posts coming from me in the next week or so.

February 5, 2012

My Quest for The Bird – Update #2 *

The second installment for My Quest for The Bird will be the question I asked on the second thread I posted on Avian Avenue:

What types of foods do Green Cheek Conures favor?

Many of the posts had a variety of favorites listed. The member’s conures were like every other bird; each bird had its own favorite foods and preference. I found that many of the owners fed their conures birdie bread and birdie mash as well. Each was unique however.

I will add the different posts to the page in the future, as well as organize it and possibly type up a summary of them.

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