Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Shirley Bird Teaches Me About Being Comfortable With Who You Are

Shirley Bird teaches me about being comfortable with who you are.
Ever since I got Shirley Bird I have called myself her "nylon mommy" because I like to wear nylon jackets and pants to keep the moisture in. It took her about 2 weeks to learn how to "ice skate" on my jackets.
One day I saw her snuggling in Joe's cotton t-shirt to get her wings dry after a splash in her dish. I thought well next time I will take off my nylon jacket and let her snuggle on my sweatshirt. So I did. I took off my nylon jacket and laid it on the chair beside me in the dining room. After her splash she hopped on my arm and then my neck and then down to snuggle on my pants. Hmm that is strange. I thought she would like the cotton sweatshirt. She hopped up my leg and pointed her little beak toward the jacket laying besides me. Then she snuggled down in my nylon pants again. The next time she took a bath I kept my jacket on. She snuggled down into my elbow. She loves her nylon mommy
Shirley Bird taught me that animals like us for exactly who we are! We don't have to change for them or anyone.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Zack A Boo

This Zack
I emailed his person and here is his story.
Bless your hearts.   Your pom looks so sweet.   I understand your Las since my babygirl passed almost a year ago andi was so devastated.   I had her buried in my back yard so she would still be home. 
His name is Zack.  He does always look so sad,  but he loves attention and is really a sweet dog.   I feel bad for him that my other dogs run him over since they are so hyper.
He loves car rides,  being walked,  belly rubs, etc. 
He has no health concerns other than a genetic under bite,  his sister has one too.  His eyes need to get wiped periodically because he gets muck build up.  No big deal.
He weighs about 7 pounds.
He loves any attention,  men,  women,  children,  dogs,  cats. He'll lay down with you to take a nap.  
I feed all my dogs beneful (better breath flavor).  They don't gorge on food,  it's available to them all day and they pick at it whenever they want to eat.
I'm sending 2 pics that I just took of him.   He has two nicknames that he answers to as well,  one is butthurt because he's so sad looking all the time.   The other is Boo, just because I like it for him.   He's so happy when he goes on walks,  his tail is always up.  He loves to mark his spots during his journey.  I will include his harness too.   He has never been a dog that fetches,  but he will play with small toys (cat toys are a good size for his small mouth).   He will growl if he feels that someone is going to take his treat away (I would too).
I make my dogs their doggie treats and they love them.   I make dehydrated liver, and liver and carrot bites.  He's very patient and will wait his turn. 
He's not afraid of thunder or fireworks. 
Every morning he's the first one to greet me when I come out of my room.   He'd be perfectly fine sleeping in your room too. 
At dog parks he tends to migrate towards the large breed dogs for some reason.  
If you're interested, I could bring him to your home for an introduction to see how he does.
Thanks for your interest.  I hope this information helps.
I made the connection that Zack looks like a dog version of The Grumpy Cat
Now I got sick September 14 and will be having surgery for more skin cancer removal on October 7 and let Barbara know. I also shared the Grumpy Cat relation. This is her response.

Yes, I'm very familiar with Grumpy Cat.  Zack is very much like that.  He can't help his face.  I hope you are feeling better soon. 

I'm sure we'll still have him by the time you're ready and healed.  I'm more than happy to bring him for a meet & greet when it's convenient.

Let me know when it's the right time, and we'll work out the details.

Take care,
Then because of the "can't help his face" comment I suddenly remembered all the times kids would point and say "look at his face! " at me! They couldn't get passed my red face to see the happy me. I think Zack and I will have a good story to tell that you can't judge someone by how they look.


Shirley Bird has fun!

Since I had been sick with the flu yesterday and did not let the birds out.
Today I let them out. Shirley Bird flew into the office and lighted on my arm. Then she flew right back into the dining room Ah she wants a bath I remembered. So she got her bath in her special plate while I looked on and got wet too. Then she hopped to my jacket to get warm. Shirley Bird bounces around a lot. So she bounced down to my lap and stayed there looking up at me so sweetly with her beak in the air and her feathers all puffed out. Suddenly I had the urge to pass gas. I told Shirley Bird "Oh you are not going to like this" Gas passed. Shirley looked up at me. Then she backed up and landed a poo right on my knee. "Alright we're even." I said. Then she settled back down on my lap until I felt it was time for her to go back in her cage.

Joe's Dog Trouble His Auststralian Shepard

Seeing Trouble Joe's Australian Shepard
I had a dream that I saw a medium size dog happily licking out an empty ice cream container. The dog's tongue went around and around the insides. I saw pink and white ice cream. The dog got so happy that it almost wore it on its head!Then I asked in my dream. Are you Trouble? She said "yes but now I am Susan. I was happy to have that! (ice cream) That was my favorite!"
I must have been halfway awake. Because then the dream turned into a vision and I could clearly see her. The right ear was black and her muzzle was white with spots of grey and black but mostly white. And definitely the right ear black. Then she walked over to Joe's side of the bed. She stopped when she saw Toby laying down in the middle of the floor next to Joe. She nudged him with her nose. I had a feeling of being dominant. Toby rolled over and backed up to the nightstand and onto Joe's shorts. Trouble asked "who are you?"Toby said "I was Snoopy Now I am Toby. I take care of Joe. " I had to interrupt and ask, How do you take care of Joe? Toby said "just being with someone is taking care of them"
Trouble lay down in the middle of the floor near Joe with a huff and a sigh.
The two dogs lay nose to nose. I said goodnight. And drifted off back to sleep.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Animal Communications

September 10 2014
Fly Friend 3rd visit
He was out on the screen last night!
I got up at 2am to go to the bathroom. I saw a fly shaped speck on the screen in our bedroom. I slowly raised my finger to the screen and touched his little body. He didn't move. I said Hi Fly Friend what are doing on the screen? " He said "I just wanted to be close to you" Oh my a fly that is in love with me! Even to come and sit on the window in the moonlight waiting for his little princess human. I also asked how he knew I was in the bedroom. He said "I could smell you and feel your warmth" Awe
And all this has taught me that animal companions are surrounding me! I don't have to look for a feathered finned or furry. They will come to me in love when I need them or they need me.

September 10 2014
Lizard Friend
While getting dressed in the morning, I always look for our resident lizards in the woodpile out back. I couldn't see any. So I asked. "could one of you please move around a bit? I can't see you as well as Joe can" As soon as I thought that, a baby lizard skittered out in front of the window! He was only about 3inches long. Just as quickly as he came out. he ran back to his sunny spot on a paver by the AC. "oh thank you " I said. Then I turned around and he was gone. I asked what happened. He said "mom called me I wasn't supposed to be seen" I replied "Oh of course lizards and people have different rules and you should listen to you mom. Bye and thanks for saying hi" 
P.S. he came up on the patio while I was sitting in the office! Joe spotted him.

September 10 2014
Shirley Bird
Mnn Teriyaki burgers
And Shirley Bird joined us!
Joe offered her a pinch of bread. She said uh uh...and hopped over to the hand that held the whole burger! She tore off a piece of lettuce and wiped the mayonaise on his arm.
Then I got her water plate out. WE ALL GOT A SHOWER at the dining table! Shirley had so much fun splashing water on both of us.Then she nestled in my elbow. Cloud called her back over to his cage. She went in.
what a fun lunch

September 7 2014
Fly Friend second visit
Fly Friend visited me again!
This time I was sitting outside eating ice cream and reading on my Kindle. Fly Friend walked around the rim of the Kindle just like he did when he was inside the house and then onto my hand and never went near my face
I went in and came back out with a plate of nachos and cheese. Fly Friend came back, He landed on my hand again. I said he could have some off my plate. He sampled it and said "that's too much" and landed on my thumb always the one on the Kindle. He did take tiny licks off my thumb then he was gone.
I have to let you all know that when I brought a burrito out in the garage I was swarmed with flies!
Not only is Fly Friend polite. He is keeping the other flies away from me in the backyard 

September 2 2014
I met the most POLITE FLY friend today!
He came in with Joe this morning and landed on my bed blankets. I imediatelly set up a boundary thinking in my head "do not come near my face or you will get killed!" That said I let him fly and waited. I was reading my Kindle and drinking coffee. He aproached cautiously. Then he landed on the Kindle. He walked around the rim of the reader for over half an hour! I read 2 chapters and sipped my coffee. I asked him with my thoughts "why aren't you outside with the others?" The Fly Friend told my thoughts "Because I don't fly straight and they don't like me And I don't like to eat dog poop! YUCK! I want proper food! Real food" Ok I said in my thoughts "there is a new wrapper of a granola bar in the garbage if you want that" He said "I don't like garbage left overs either"..I said suite yourself and continued reading. He kept hopping from my covers to the Kindle and walking around. Finally it was time for my shower. "Ok i'm done with my coffee" I thought and no sooner had the thought left my head when Fly Friend landed on the rim and began licking up the crumbs and liquid. I laughed so hard that he was SO patient and waited for me to finish! I warned him that coffee is a stimulant and might make him hyper. I told him in my thoughts. I am going to set the cup down now." He stayed on the cup. I told him " I am going to take my shower and put clothes on and then I can let you back outside but you will have to follow the scent trail of the coffee to the office because that is the only door that opens to the outside." Then I left to go get my shower. When I returned I found Fly Friend standing on the rim of the waist basket looking for the granola bar wrapper. He saw me and landed on my shoes near my dresser. He asked "is this clothes?" Yep I said That is clothes. Follow me and I will let you out. He asked why humans changed colors / clothes so often. I didn't have a good answer. I told him he was the most Polite Fly Friend I have ever met! He said I was the most polite human he had ever met