On a couple of days, Mum & Dad have taken Phoebe, Billie and Ollie to Lacock as they went by car. It seems they had a good time and sat on "our" seat in Lacock Abbey Orchard overlooking the Parish Church to have their coffee (what a cheek - sitting on "our" seat!!!). Unlike me and Syd, none of the three of them will eat biscuits while they are out - they'll get us a bad name if they continue!
Now for something completely different! Dad has been keen to give something back to the world of parrot-keeping in return for all the pleasure we fids give him (Pleasure? We'll have to change that!!!). He has been hoping to do that with Parrotcare - a leading Parrot Rescue Organisation but has suffered a lot of hassle from them over his own personal Rescues and didn't feel very "welcome" so he has changed his allegience back to Birdline who he has been a member of since February. Dad has offered to become a Safehouse for Birdline and yesterday he went to Worcester to collect a Mealy Amazon to safehouse. I am not allowed to give her name and I haven't met her yet as she is in quarantine but Dad says she is a darling and really settling in well. He also had to go to Cheltenham to rescue 2 Cockatiels and a Budgie. Their story was not so happy. They are not tame and lived in cages that were a bit on the small size in a back bedroom. Their owner was an elderly lady and her carer cleaned them out once a week. That and a once a day food and water change was all they had seen of humans. Their cages were filthy so Stacey gave them a good clean this morning and tonight they are going to a safehouse in Torbay. Dad is taking them as he and Stacey are staying overnight to spend a Birdline Training Day in Paignton tomorrow, learning about Safehousing and possibly becoming an ACO. They can't take me & Syd as birds aren't allowed at the training venue.