It’s been a busy year. I threw in the towel at work in favour of taking December off to rest a bit and work on some personal stuff, then go into consulting in the new year. Fun stuff, and I am looking forward to the change.
Been spending time with the parrots at Parrot Partner, learning the parrot-keeping ropes. Parrot Partner is a shelter for relinquished parrots. Much like dogs and cats get surrendered to shelters, so too do parrots. Since parrots live a lot longer than dogs or cats, it can be problematic if they outlive their owners. Others get surrendered for similar reasons that a dog or cat might be given up: destructive, too noisy, owner lifestyle change. This charity looks after them and tries to find homes for them. Since I want to get some parrots, I am taking the opportunity to help the shelter and learn how to handle and care for the birds.
Some of the birds like me:
Other birds not so much…
Outside of that, there has been the usual Christmas stuff happening, such as it is. Got a great present from my brother Jason today (he is the guy who did the Squidzone banner too).