|Smokey, our new kitty!|
On a bit of a sad note, my foster bird, Lucy, will be leaving us probably next weekend. The beginning of November marks THREE years that I will have had Lucy. Her mom and dad moved to New Zealand for a work stint, but were unable to take their three birds with them because of New Zealand regulations regarding their native birds. No outside birds are allowed in. So, all of the birds were placed in foster care. I took Lucy. Lucy's mom is a fabulous lady and I love Quakers, so it seemed only natural. Seems like we haven't had Lucy that long, but it IS almost three years. It's gone really fast and Lucy has been such a joy to have here. Yes, I've gotten my share of good bites from her, but really, when you have birds, you are going to be bitten. No different with Lucy! So, we shall all miss Lucy when she goes to live with her mom again. I'm happy for her AND her mom, though, as they belong together and I know Lucy's mom has missed Lucy terribly!
So, while we are thrilled to welcome Smokey the kitty, we will be sad to see Lucy leave us. Such is life and especially life with critters. Each one holds a special piece of our hearts that can never, ever be replaced by another one.
Speaking of kitties, have a look at my OTHER sister's blog to see their new kitty. What a face! Her name is Izzy - is she not THE cutest little one????? And to think that she was DUMPED by somebody!!!!!