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Old 03-02-2019, 08:39 PM
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Today I took a ride with my son to the refuge to get supplies, food, toys, and things for Tucker. As always, there were people about to talk bird stories with, so it's a nice break after a long week of work. Once I had picked out all the things I wanted, and about to check out, I asked if Baxter had found a home yet. Sadly, only one possible new family, but they decided to wait since they were going to be moving in a few months and didn't want to upset her. Personally, I think she would be happier to have a home, a family of her own, even if the surroundings change, but I guess that's just me.

So, since she's still there, I had to visit with her for a little while. Remember, this is the one who, being very particular, only allowed women with short hair, and at that, only select ones. For this reason, she's been there for over a year. I don't get it, she's wonderful!

She was a little standoffish for a minute or two, being that she was napping when they brought her out, but then climbed up on my shoulder and didn't want to leave. Soooooo snuggly! She pulled out all the stops, let me tell you. I'm afraid she really wants to come home with me. We'll, not that afraid. Guess I'll have to go visit some more, and make up my mind. She makes it hard to say no...

My son told me not to let Tucker see these pictures or he'd be jealous. Is there enough of me to go around for two fids?
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Old 03-02-2019, 10:00 PM
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Re: My friend Baxter is still there...

Nice photo of Baxter. Look at that expression on her face. She likes you. If you want to keep all your options open, maybe you should put down a deposit on her?
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Old 03-02-2019, 10:08 PM
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Re: My friend Baxter is still there...

It looks to me like Baxter has chosen you.
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Old 03-02-2019, 10:09 PM
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Re: My friend Baxter is still there...

If this is the same refuge where you got Tucker, I think maybe he and Baxter had a plan all along, from the moment they saw you!
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Old 03-02-2019, 10:26 PM
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Quote: Originally Posted by rdc View Post
Nice photo of Baxter. Look at that expression on her face. She likes you. If you want to keep all your options open, maybe you should put down a deposit on her?
The expression says it all. Like I said, she pulled out all the stops. I'm the first non-female she has allowed to handle her since she's been there. She called hello to me from across a room full of birds, and when I went over to see her, she wanted me to scratch her head. The owner thought I was going to lose a finger, and was shocked when Baxter climbed up on my arm.

No deposit necessary on this one. When she sees a good match, she doesn't show the birds to other people unless she knows they aren't serious. In over a year, Baxter has only had one other family even consider her. Perhaps she was waiting for me?
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It looks to me like Baxter has chosen you.
Thanks! It sure feels that way.
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Re: My friend Baxter is still there...

Oh you are in SO much trouble!!
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Old 03-02-2019, 10:36 PM
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Quote: Originally Posted by LaManuka View Post
If this is the same refuge where you got Tucker, I think maybe he and Baxter had a plan all along, from the moment they saw you!
Yes, the same refuge. Baxter is the one who called to me when I was visiting with Tucker. I still can't believe she hasn't been adopted yet. She's so sweet, and has so much personality.

Tucker has his visit with the vet on Wednesday. I will wait for his lab results to make sure all is well before I think about bringing another one home... Just to be safe. After that, well, little miss Baxter is quickly sucking me in, soooooo, I'm finding it hard to say no. :-)
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Old 03-02-2019, 11:00 PM
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Oh you are in SO much trouble!!
Yeah, true! She's got me wrapped already. But really the only trouble is getting myself convinced I can handle two and be fair to both. I just so much want the best for them.
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Yep, you've been chosen. Look at those eyes....!
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