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And the year marches to a close…

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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:

Coco Grey (African Grey parrot) decided that I was an adequate lookout point.
Coco Grey (African Grey parrot) decided that I was an adequate lookout point.
Tiki (blue and gold macaw) and Coco Grey (African grey parrot) looking at themselves on an iPhone.
Tiki (blue and gold macaw) and Coco Grey (African grey parrot) looking at themselves on an iPhone.

Other birds not so much…

This umbrella cockatoo loathes my very existence.
This umbrella cockatoo (Crackers) loathes my very existence.

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).

A Christmas gift from my brother.
A Christmas gift from my brother.

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