Maxie, Blue and JJ too!

Maxie (aka. Max), our Green wing Macaw, was finally able to start spending time downstairs with her brothers, all 11. She was rescued 12/2/15, and had plucked all of her belly and back feathers due to circumstances from her previous owners. She continues to grow back and pluck new feathers, but not as much. We […]

Victoria and Valentino

These two sweet beauties came to our Sanctuary this past Saturday, 2/20/16, via Chicago. They belonged to Jimmy, who can no longer give him the attention that they need. His mother, sister, and a friend, made the trip last week and brought them ‘home’. Victoria is on the left with the white ‘freckles’, and Valentino […]

Morning Rush Hour!

Last Sunday, 2/14/16, I had to go out in the freezing cold to break loose the garage door from the frozen concrete at 7:30am, to let the morning ‘rush hour’ begin! Usually, I can do this from my office window with a remote, but when it is very cold out (of course), I have to […]

Feast of the Cantaloupes!

Nothing sweeter than a duck ‘slurping up’ cantaloupe. Last week, Kroger gave us about 75 cantaloupes that were a little too ripe to sell. Not being picky at all, our residents wasted no time finding the inside back of the rind, some even ate the entire rind! Some, also didn’t even wait for me to […]

I think I’ll have the salad for lunch!

It was time for a lunch break at the Sanctuary the other day, and another treat for the ‘residents’! I can never watch enough video of the munchkins eating their veggies! Thanks again to Kroger, for their continued support of our Sanctuary (extra kudos to: Steven, Cherie, Stasha, and Merri…) and for ensuring that our […]

Maxie, just hangin’ around!

Max, aka. Maxie, is always seeking my attention when I enter my office or work at my desk. One of her favorite things to do is this! Notice how she tucks her feet close to her body and just hangs on with her beak until she get me to praise her. Fortunately, my voice can’t […]

Sly ‘The Eye’ Stallone

Our precious, but tough, Sly Stallone, just won a battle with an eye tumor that has plagued him for several months.  First diagnosed as a cyst that was treated with an anti-inflammatory, it reduced in size, but never completely.  After months of never shrinking into oblivion, I took him to Dr. Beasley at Cedar Creek for […]

Comfy Headrest!

Last night as I went in to rinse these munchkins off, I noticed Curly resting comfortably on Sly Stallone’s ‘behind’. I ran into the other room to get my phone to video this, never thinking for a moment that they would still be in this position when I returned, but…! A recent rescue, Curly (Rouen/Mallard […]

Two Swans ‘a’ Eating

Two of our ‘resident’ Mute Swans, Maggie and Magnum, eating away with all of their friends (and visiting mallards) here at the Sanctuary. Mute Swans get a bad rap from a variety of uninformed accusers, for their ‘alleged’ aggressiveness. I have been in the company of swans on many occasions over the years (even so close […]

Wood Duck Greeting

I came out this past morning to find our new little visitor ‘resident’ greeting me (or possibly telling me I’m late for feeding). We call him Cordell, as we have a few that visit us daily (I am beginning to believe by their always being in plain sight, that they spend the nights here as […]