Before I forget, (and you know I will), McGyver and I want to give a shout out to our new followers, Kate and Terry. They own a Lazy Daze motor home and they also own a great sense of humor…check them out!..OK, all of you in the truck need to …SHIFT…, and no pinching or pulling hair!! We will be back on the road Monday!
I have visited our new neighbors, Hank, Jasper …..and their “mom”, Maryann. Yesterday, I was just about ready to go over to their camper and ask if Hank and Jasper could come out and play, when I noticed that Hank and Jasper were indeed “playing” outside. I strolled over, (camera in hand), and asked if I could visit with the Macaw family…up close and personal. Maryann was very gracious, and said I could “go ahead and get closer, but don’t offer your finger”…NO, REALLY?..DO I LOOK THAT STUPID??..never mind.
These birds have a regular “jungle gym” right outside their camper. ..and they were busily rope walking, pecking, and staring …at me…Dressed in one of my most festive outfits..and with my very large nose, they thought I was one of THEM.
What a play area!! I want McGyver to set me up a swing, some monkey bars and a maybe a cuttle bone in our camper backyard. No, make that cuttlebone a “Hostess Twinkie” Bar…OH, YEAH… I ‘d be there every day!!. What a workout area
these dudes this dude and dudette have!!
Maryann was very kind, informing me about her “kids”…Hank, on the left, is the oldest, at 37. These birds can live very long lives…even up to 60 years…However, they do have issues( just like us “old birds”)…Hank has granulomas on his lungs and is developing cataracts. (I feel your cataract pain, Hank).. Jasper, on the right, is the girl, age 13…She has Congestive Heart Failure…And you can’t just take these flyers to any old veterinarian..WHOA NO!! They need a specialist…an AVIAN Veterinarian!!
They are both rescue birds, and Maryann said that Jasper had been badly abused when she came to Maryann…GRRRR! I hate ANY KIND of abuse to ANY LIVING THING!!!…While I was standing there, I was becoming an embarrassment…talking my own form of “bird language to” these kids…This involved tongue clicking, saying “hello!” in pinched voice ..the kind you use when your bra is too tight, (you ladies know what I mean), and repeating the words “pretty bird” so many times even Hank was beginning to dose off. Actually, Maryann informed me that Hank wasn’t being rude. Just like all us “old birds”, Hank was in need of his daily nap…
I gotta tell ya a story that Sam, one of our followers related to me in a comment about birds..
“My Donna had a couple of big cockatiels named Zack & Zelda when we met.Evidently Zack didn't perform his manly duties so Zelda plucked every hair out of his head, and then shortly thereafter killed him. Watch out Den,Don't know if this is normal bird behavior or what..Be safe out there.” Sam & Donna..
Sam, I laughed out loud at that comment..I even did the nose snort!! Thanks for the comment.!
Maryann and our other neighbor, Bob Jones, came here together, but each in their own camper…They both belong to a “singles” RV Club, and have been following each other around these past few months. Bob has some health/lung issues, which inhibit his walking any distance. So, what did Bob do??? He invested in a really neat mobility device…
Oh boy!! Can you just imagine the trouble I could get into if I owned one of these???
First of all, it would take me at least one year to make that thing move by leaning the correct way. I would end up somewhere in the brush, taking out small trees and rodents that got in my way…But,…I would be the hit of the RV park, segwaying down the park roads, having donned one of my fabulous“ensembles”, camera around my neck, doing the “parade”wave…I wonder it these things come with drink holders??
..No history lesson today, kids. I could feel the tension in the classroom , and the snoring coming from a few in the back row…I will, however, close this blog with a few photos we took when we went to the “town square” of Goliad..Clik to enlarge and get a better view…
“Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
― Apple Inc.