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    09-19-2016, 10:31 AM
    Inara is your kindred spirit with a gift for words. You have a good approach for a rehomed grey from a loving home. It was different circumstances...
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    09-19-2016, 10:19 AM
    katana600 replied to a thread Poppy in The Nursery
    We have a different relationship with Miss Gilbert so nobody really gets favored treatment. But... when Java was young, she had to test everyone. ...
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    09-19-2016, 10:06 AM
    I have had a lot of urges to find Jim and had no luck. Early on, I had a fantasy that I would find Jim, he would be in a different place than when...
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    09-16-2016, 01:08 AM
    I certainly get that it would be a leap of faith to open that cage for the first time. We have hawks that make me fear for my 10 lb dogs and when I...
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    09-16-2016, 01:01 AM
    Thank you for taking an interest in Smokey and trying to find ways to help him through this transition. It's a tough spot to be in when your...
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    09-16-2016, 12:38 AM
    Now there is a wonderful idea. They are all beautiful, I like them all. I had no idea there was official pigeon business. LOL. The only ones I...
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  • katana600's Avatar
    09-16-2016, 12:27 AM
    I liked thinking of us as shades of grey until advertisements for books and movies that put a whole new spin on things. :rolleyes: Welcome to Grey...
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    09-16-2016, 12:18 AM
    The grey ones look so similar, will you band the offspring to be able to tell them apart or are you able to discern from behavior etc. which are the...
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    09-16-2016, 12:09 AM
    katana600 replied to a thread Poppy in The Nursery
    Poppy is a lucky little girl, as are you and yours lucky to spend time with an intelligent, loving little character. It may not be a sexual...
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    09-15-2016, 11:59 PM
    Glad to see the networking through forum members. For everyone who has been reading about Isaac and Stephen's time together it is a blessing to find...
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    09-13-2016, 01:23 AM
    I'm a believer Ray. I have read here that as breakthroughs pop up now and then while building trust that each new phase comes with greater frequency....
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    09-13-2016, 01:09 AM
    I have no problem admitting I laughed. A lot. Because it wasn't me. But there was that time I was having a sundae cone at my computer desk and...
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    09-13-2016, 01:00 AM
    katana600 replied to a thread Poppy in The Nursery
    The drooping wings and breathy sounds in the video look like "love" offerings. If she pumps her head, that's working up to regurgitating. Sometimes...
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    09-10-2016, 09:04 AM
    As much as I hate that you have gone back to square one, I am hoping it propels your doctors to pursue other options to help you get better and stay...
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    09-10-2016, 08:53 AM
    Well now, who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks. I checked out those links and would you believe I have a couple of those hard acrylic...
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    09-10-2016, 08:39 AM
    You are absolutely right on all counts. Our mindset going into this, what we thought was our definition of success and where we evolved to with our...
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    09-07-2016, 04:53 PM
    As a child, I remember thinking I was with the wrong family. I had a fantasy that my real parents were looking for me, that they were wonderful and...
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    09-07-2016, 04:39 PM
    That is so sweet, thanks. The trailblazers who taught me to watch and wait for her to teach me the next move are my heroes. Waiting has been my...
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    09-06-2016, 12:17 PM
    Thank you for joining us Kim, welcome to the forum. It won't be long before you are wondering about Kya - who rescued whom? With Miss Gilbert we...
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    09-06-2016, 12:06 PM
    Many times in the past five and a half years, I have wondered if I was doing the right thing by Miss Gilbert. Many times I wondered if I was making...
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    09-06-2016, 11:58 AM
    Wouldn't it be a tremendous service if this site not only took off, but expanded to include adoption records along the way? It would be good for...
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    09-06-2016, 11:53 AM
    Thanks Val. All I know about parrots, I learned here on this forum. Long ago, I recall our first breakthrough was from watching Phenix with...
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    09-04-2016, 09:46 PM
    Sully has a beautiful vantage point to soak in the sun. He is simply gorgeous.
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    09-04-2016, 09:44 PM
    Perhaps we are not all that bad. She took a liking to my son-in-law and when they came to visit, she came right out on his hand every time he asked...
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    09-01-2016, 04:26 PM
    Miss Gilbert claims she is in the federal witness protection program, no cameras allowed! I am beginning to suspect she is more likely a little...
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    08-31-2016, 06:17 PM
    We are having company this weekend. I have been freshening the upstairs bedrooms and bathroom. Gil knows someone is coming. Yesterday she kept...
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    08-31-2016, 06:00 PM
    Miss Gilbert's answer is an emphatic no. She has serious rules about contact and at present I am only permitted to scratch her head, neck and...
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    08-31-2016, 05:54 PM
    Our Miss Gilbert came to us as a plucker. At one point our vet suggested we try Rescue Remedy for pets. It is a homeopathic blend. I put a few...
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    08-31-2016, 05:45 PM
    We just hired our vet's assistance to live-in with our dogs and parrots when we went away over the 4th of July weekend. It was perfect. She wasn't...
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    08-30-2016, 12:48 AM
    katana600 replied to a thread Poppy in The Nursery
    Aww, just look at that. Giovanna is definitely a bird person! You have a great set up there with Poppy. It really does get better and better as...
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