Saturday, January 31, 2009

Things are good..................

Well things are still good. All critters seem to be improving. The newest eagle, Fremont, is full of fight. His meds will be finished tomorrow, so Monday we may move him outside for awhile. He's been in a nice warm room, so we'll have to acclimate him gradually.
Shu, the Bald eagle, is just as pissy as ever. We gave him a good foot soaking this morning. He had bunny fur, fish 'parts' and who knows what else stuck to his feet. Poor Connie holding on to a bird that large for as long as it took, in the position she had to hold him over the sink, just boggles the mind.
We did the same for Ivy as well. She was more patient than Shu!
We still haven't heard anything regarding Glory's transfer. It always seems to take forever waiting for an answer and when we can do this with the Zuni nation, but it's such a great place for these Golden's to live that it's worth the frustration. They have as much political crap to deal with as our government. I guess some things are the same no matter where you go.
Some good friends of ours in Teasdale, Utah, brought us up some eagle food a few days ago. We are getting so low. Feeding four adult eagles has it's challenges. It was just in the nick of time too!
Well, that's pretty much it for now everyone. Sorry, no pictures today, but for sure next time. It's just about time for our last eagle feeding of the day, so I'll close for now.
Debbie

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Feathered brothers and sisters, you came to us broken and as you bled…….we saw you desperate, dehydrated, desiccated, diseased, distressed, emaciated, famished, frayed, frightened, helpless, hungry, ragged, ravenous, shaken, shocked, shot, sickly, stressed, stunned, tattered, thirsty, traumatized, torn, weary and wounded. Defiantly, you stood us off with your last breath as we tried to tend to you. We saw you come in as cute, naked, fuzzy, cuddly youth, as mischievous, defiant adolescents, as fierce, regal rulers of the sky and as cunning, maimed elders whose time on earth was almost done. You endeared yourselves to us, bit us, charmed us, footed us, delighted us, hissed at us, talked to us, mantled at us, and graced us with your presence.

Some of you mended and were able to go on your way, never looking back. Some of you were injured in ways that prevented you from going, so you stayed with us to teach us…….And we came to love you. Others were too far gone, and you went home - where you fly free from pain with the Great One. All of you have touched us, and we are changed because of you.

used with permission by Arlene Powers