Parrot Forum Header Left  
Go Back   Parrot Forum - Parrot Owner's Community > Community > Questions and Answers

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 10-24-2016, 02:43 PM
jenphilly's Avatar
Supporting Member
Parrots:
BE2 (Ivory), B&G Macaw (Max), Budgie Group, Granbirds- tiels; GCC (Monkey & Monster); Sun Conure (Loki); Bare Eyed Too (Folger); Evil Green Monster YNA (Kelly); B&G (Titan)
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Lehigh Valley, PA
Thanks: 46
Thanked 2,159 Times in 1,117 Posts
jenphilly is on a distinguished road
Back from vacation... tho not where we planned...

Hi everyone!! Hope you are enjoying fall... I personally am so happy to be done with the horrible hot weather we had this summer...

So back from our vacation, tho not as planned... We had planned a cruise last year, everyone was going, was a bunch of us from the shelter - 8 people total booked... Hurricane Matthew decided the cruise to the Caribbean was not meant to be, due to the weather, the cruise was changed to go north to Canada. The 6 others all cancelled, but Byron and I still went. We love Canada and have done that cruise several times, and honestly, for us, we were thankful that we were in a position to be able to go on a cruise versus the people that had their lives devastated by Matthew. So, feeling fortunate, we still went on the cruise - be thankful for what you have right!!??

We had a great time, hard to not have fun when you're on a cruise. Victoria stayed home and took care of birds and critters. Max was not a good boy for her while I was gone, he apparently was a full blown turd the whole time. So when we got home, Byron had the video camera going from the moment we opened the front door. Max immediately started screaming like a crazy bird, but video of his reaction once I picked him up... just a great video and proof that a shelter / adopted bird will bond / connect with you if you let the bird pick you. Had to share... so often people have the opinion that a shelter or adopted bird is damaged or can never bond to a new family. But here is Max showing how happy he is to see his momma come home

And even at sea, we had to take care of the birds!! We found a couple birds must have been hanging out on the ship when we left port, so we had a little one with us at sea. So, tho I'm sure crew would not have approved, we were feeding this little guy. Got a few photos of him hanging out on our balcony!

Pic what is a new tradition - AHW at sea I take at least one photo on the cruise wearing an AHW shirt. I know, I'm a dork!! Think that's bad you should see some of the goofy video of me playing with the GoPro in the hot tub. Admit, part of me is still a kid!!

I hope everyone is doing well and missed you guys!!! Promise I'll be around more!! Will be busy, I am late putting together the fall fundraiser auction for the shelter, which we desperately need to do with the construction of the new addition for the rescue!

Photobucket is down right now, so uploaded the pics, hopefully they come out okay!



Hugs to everyone and happy fall!!!
Attached Thumbnails
Back from vacation...  tho not where we planned...-20161013_073436.jpg   Back from vacation...  tho not where we planned...-20161015_084745.jpg   Back from vacation...  tho not where we planned...-20161015_084746.jpg   Back from vacation...  tho not where we planned...-20161012_202628.jpg  
__________________

Jennifer
a/k/a Max's Mom!
Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to jenphilly For This Useful Post:
Allee (10-24-2016), Dinosrawr (10-25-2016), Kentuckienne Vendor (10-25-2016), Scott  (10-24-2016), Terry57  (10-24-2016)
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 10-24-2016, 03:21 PM
Allee's Avatar
Senior Member
Parrots:
U2-Poppy(Poppy lives with her new mommy, Misty now) CAG-Jack, YNA, Bingo, Budgie-Piper, Cockatiel-Sweet Pea Quakers-Harry, Sammy, Wilson ***Zeke (quaker) Twinkle (budgie) forever in our hearts
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Texas
Thanks: 52,835
Thanked 41,172 Times in 13,476 Posts
Allee will become famous soon enough
Re: Back from vacation... tho not where we planned...

Hugs to you, Jen! I'm glad to see you back but so glad you enjoyed the cruise! I'm not at all surprised you bonded with the winged creature on the ship! Lovely photos and your AHW shirt would be appropriate anywhere!
__________________

"She is not refined. She is not unrefined. She keeps a parrot." Mark Twain
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Allee For This Useful Post:
Scott  (10-24-2016)
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 10-24-2016, 03:28 PM
SailBoat's Avatar
Supporting Member
Parrots:
DYH Amazon
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Western, Michigan
Thanks: 46,235
Thanked 28,534 Times in 9,693 Posts
SailBoat will become famous soon enough
Re: Back from vacation... tho not where we planned...

Been a Great White North person all my life and given a choice, I would have gone up the Canadian shoreline, without question.

Love you part regarding Shelter / Adopted Parrots Bond so very deeply, if you let them pick you!

Great Video! Welcome Back!
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to SailBoat For This Useful Post:
Scott  (10-24-2016), Terry57  (10-24-2016)
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 10-24-2016, 04:22 PM
Kiwibird's Avatar
Senior Member
Parrots:
1 BFA- Kiwi. Hatch circa 98', forever home with us Dec. 08'
Join Date: Jul 2012
Thanks: 8,786
Thanked 17,455 Times in 6,667 Posts
Kiwibird will become famous soon enough
Re: Back from vacation... tho not where we planned...

Vacation? What's that?! Lol. Glad you had fun and stayed safe. I bet heading up north this time of year was beautiful with all the fall foliage.
__________________
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Kiwibird For This Useful Post:
Scott  (10-24-2016), Terry57  (10-24-2016)
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 10-24-2016, 05:30 PM
wrench13's Avatar
Supporting Member
Parrots:
Yellow Shoulder Amazon, Salty
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Isle of Long, NY
Thanks: 378
Thanked 12,833 Times in 4,800 Posts
wrench13 is on a distinguished road
Re: Back from vacation... tho not where we planned...

Welcome back from a well deserve vacation. What kind of auction is it? Do you need items?
__________________
See ALL Salty's Parrot trick videos on our CaptNiceGuy Channel:
https://m.youtube.com/user/captniceg...8ZwKHVY_AsI%3D
AL & Salty - hard at work.

Follow Salty's 117 page lifestory thread:
http://www.parrotforums.com/amazons/...now-salty.html

The Crew:
Salty - Yellow Shoulder Amazon (YSA) - hatched 8/15/15
Tinker - Cairn terrier, 4/15/08
Geri - Blonde haired Queens wife, birthday 4/25/19??
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to wrench13 For This Useful Post:
Scott  (10-24-2016), Terry57  (10-24-2016)
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 10-24-2016, 07:49 PM
Terry57's Avatar
Super Moderator
Parrots:
Hawkhead(Darwin),YCA(Dexter),VE (Ekko),OWA(Slater),BHP(Talli),DYH(Calypso),RLA(Kimera),Alex(Xander)CBC(Phoe),IRN (Kodee,Luna,Stevie),WCP (Pisces),CAG(Justice)GCC (Jax), GSC2(Charley)
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Spruce Grove,Alberta, Canada
Thanks: 78,098
Thanked 71,119 Times in 23,304 Posts
Terry57 is on a distinguished road
Re: Back from vacation... tho not where we planned...

Jen, I have been avidly following your adventure on FB and have so enjoyed living vicariously through you! I sure have missed you here, though, and am glad you're back
The video of Max is wonderful He is so happy to see his Mama!
__________________


In rescuing birds, I lost my mind but found my soul.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Terry57 For This Useful Post:
Scott  (10-24-2016)
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 10-24-2016, 08:51 PM
jenphilly's Avatar
Supporting Member
Parrots:
BE2 (Ivory), B&G Macaw (Max), Budgie Group, Granbirds- tiels; GCC (Monkey & Monster); Sun Conure (Loki); Bare Eyed Too (Folger); Evil Green Monster YNA (Kelly); B&G (Titan)
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Lehigh Valley, PA
Thanks: 46
Thanked 2,159 Times in 1,117 Posts
jenphilly is on a distinguished road
Re: Back from vacation... tho not where we planned...

Quote: Originally Posted by SailBoat View Post
Been a Great White North person all my life and given a choice, I would have gone up the Canadian shoreline, without question.

Love you part regarding Shelter / Adopted Parrots Bond so very deeply, if you let them pick you!

Great Video! Welcome Back!
We actually have done the New England / Canadian cruise 3 times now... we absolutely love it. But, Grand Turk is on my bucket list, and I had been watching for a great deal on that cruise for years now, so jumped when there was a special, then it just snowballed into a group event I will post some videos and pics of Bay of Fundy and Peggy's Cove, two incredibly gorgeous locations. And we took my husband's GoPro, so had some amazing video of tidal pools as well as the waves at Peggy's Cove!

Quote: Originally Posted by Kiwibird View Post
Vacation? What's that?! Lol. Glad you had fun and stayed safe. I bet heading up north this time of year was beautiful with all the fall foliage.
Living in PA we are lucky to have beautiful foliage... some areas were beautiful but apparently the heat wave that kicked our butts also impacted a good part of where we went and some areas it was so hot and dry, not as colorful a fall as usual. But still beautiful country!

Quote: Originally Posted by wrench13 View Post
Welcome back from a well deserve vacation. What kind of auction is it? Do you need items?
Its a fundraiser for the shelter, I will PM you so I don't post anything that gets me in trouble

Quote: Originally Posted by Terry57 View Post
Jen, I have been avidly following your adventure on FB and have so enjoyed living vicariously through you! I sure have missed you here, though, and am glad you're back
The video of Max is wonderful He is so happy to see his Mama!
How did you like the stoner pics!? I love having pics taken on the cruise, but those two were absolutely horrible, so bad I had to post them... thankfully I can laugh at myself
__________________

Jennifer
a/k/a Max's Mom!
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 10-24-2016, 11:00 PM
Scott's Avatar
Super Moderator
Parrots:
Goffins: Gabby, Abby, Squeaky, Peanut, Popcorn / Citron: Alice / Eclectus: Angel /Timneh Grey: ET / Blue Fronted Amazon: Gonzo / RIP Gandalf and Big Bird, you are missed.
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: San Diego, California USA, Earth, Milky Way Galaxy
Thanks: 94,451
Thanked 47,753 Times in 16,538 Posts
Scott is on a distinguished road
Re: Back from vacation... tho not where we planned...

Welcome back, Jen! Nice to disallow weather from putting a damper on your fun.

What an awesome greeting by Max. He really missed you!!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 10-25-2016, 02:56 PM
Dinosrawr's Avatar
Senior Member
Parrots:
Avery, a GCC born on March 5th, 2013 & Shiko, a blue IRN born on February 25th, 2014
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Thanks: 2,679
Thanked 1,984 Times in 986 Posts
Dinosrawr is on a distinguished road
Re: Back from vacation... tho not where we planned...

Love it! It's amazing how strongly they bond with us and love us. I'm glad you and Byron were able to enjoy your vacation despite the change in destination.
__________________
- Chantal

Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Parrot Forum - Parrot Owner's Community > Community > Questions and Answers

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Guess who's back... back again... Shady's back... tell a friend... jenphilly General Parrot Information 15 08-13-2016 07:35 PM
Riley might come home sooner than planned Colorguarder08 Budgies/Parakeets 0 08-21-2014 08:39 PM
Was your conure a planned or unplanned purchase? Nakiska Conures 41 02-22-2014 08:13 PM
Planned Parrothood BillsBirds General Parrot Information 0 10-01-2013 09:50 PM
planned parrothood.....hate the wait! fishbait Poicephalus 2 01-08-2012 07:49 AM



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.