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“I am leaving to go to a lady who has too many birds and they are all dying due to not being taken care for. It is a long story and I promise to tell all.
hint: I went undercover to get custardy of one of the birds.
this is what he should look like
I will post more pics tonight. wish me luck if not luck then pull your money together incase I get arrested!”
“Good luck Maple!
last edited: 2/24/07 7:52:29 AM”
“You gonna disguise yourself to look like that?”
“She's the tree. SHHH!”
“Mapleleaf, if you need a safe house there is always the foutton in the basement.
(uh oh.... here it comes)”
“HeHe, Tilt said umbrella cockatoo.”
“mapes, I wish i were closser, I do bird rehab for the indiana cage bird rescue....and take care of them untill they are adopted. I have none right now (the last ones were adopted out in the summer) but I could bring you some cages if I were closser.”
“i hope mapes doesnt end up a jailbird!”
"Dave's not here!"
"NO man... we need to scrape up some cash to bail out Mapleleaf."
"Mapleleaf's not here!"
“thank you for the offer SC
at this time Mr. Magoo will stay with us until I think he is ready to go to his new home. I get very picky when it comes to placement of my animals. I am willing to travel to find him a good home!”
“mapes, you have a cage for him?
I don't take large birds any more due to the fact that my job is so much farther away I have less time to devote to them (which is why I have no birds right now) but I still tend to small birds wehn they come in. I still have the cages though which I will probebly end up donating since I dont see when I will have more time for birds.
Good luck with Mr. Magoo, give him a few days to settle in a quiet corner as he will be stressed out for sure by the change....the big birds they are like children and must be handled carefully. If he needs wings and nails clipped, do it before he comes home with you so that all the scary stuff is over with at once for him. I wish you all the luck in the good luck in the world with hime, birds, they will steal your heart :)
as for finding him a new home, the group I work with is very picky as well, they check the homes of any planning to adopt a large bird to make sure they first have a suitable home, cage, eniroment etc and the new owneres have to take a class in caring for a large bird before the bird is ever released to them.”
“I just spent almost two hours cleaning the poor things cage.
i will not be able to clip anything. remeber he was abused. broken wings did not heal proper. beak is very messed up.”
“aw mapes :( that breaks my heart.”
“Just what Treebeard needs, something else that will talk back to him.
jking Maple good luck with the bird”
“ok here is the story:
I got a call from a friend to please go and check out this woman who ownes a dog grooming place. She has a lot of birds and some of them look pretty bad. one cockatoo was given to her by some stranger and was very badly abused and she will not take it to the vet.
so i go in and pretend that i want my dog groomed. as I was looking around i see all the birds. she has aleast 30 birds. some of witch are large breads. cockatoos and african grays...
all of them look in bad shape and are all either bald or loosing the feathers.
but i ask about this one bird (mr magoo).
she said that she go the bird two weeks ago form some stranger and he said that he found it after the owner took a bat to it and tried to pull his wings off. I asked if she took it to the vet? she said NO
thats was what got me very upset
i talked her into giving me the bird.
the problem with this situation is, she is best friends with a woman that does a lot of rescue for us and takes our chickens and rabbits... i did not want to create waves for my company
but it seems that someone beat me to the punch...i got a call from my frined and she said that 20 mins after I left the ASPCA showed up and was in the store for over an hour. I am not sure why they were there but I did call and inform that of what I did. i did take pics. so anyway there is the story. it was a GREAT rescue!
“Mr Magoo is doing pretty good. I noticed this morning his festhers are not as ruffled.
He does get very vocal when he wants attention. LOL”
“Get used to that lol!
Glad to here he is in good hands now. I hope he doenst have any long lasting psychological trouble from the abuse.”
"i talked her into giving me the bird"
“mapes, does he have plenty of toys?”
“The last part of that URL is kindof a giveaway, LOL”
“...maple under cover to get custardy....
Mapes, Mapes, Mapes......
Do we HAVE to hear all the details of how y'all are spicing up your love life? ;-)”
“yes he has toys but he does not play with them just yet. i do not want to overwhelm him.
LOL marko it wa a give away!
stovie you perv *giggle giggle*”
“Hey Mapleleaf....did the owner give your the "bird"? :o)”
“mapes you are a very special woman.”
“That was one sorry-looking bird. I hope he is much better now. I know that with your loving care he is sure to thrive.”
“Oh man, wish Matt would let us adopt that bird....
if you guys ever get a Scottish or Irish terrier that needs adoption, let us know...
Good luck bringing the bird back to full health...if anyone can do it it's you Mapes!”
If ya find a short-hair fox terrier, gimme a holler!”
“stanlee. you need to read the story. the woman says that a stranger found the bird after someone attatcked it and gave it to her. but she says she has only had it for 2 weeks but never took it to hte vet. then after i talked her into giving me the bird she tells me not to wash the cage because the bird has lived in it for the last 15 years.
if a stranger gave it to her 2 weeks ago, how does she know the history of the bird?”
see if this works....
“this was the first time he came out of the cage.
we would laugh and he would dance and skeerch
he has really warmed up to us.
last edited: 2/27/07 8:28:19 AM”
“Mapes, that is one screwed up looking bird. I hope he does well with you.”
“hey mapes, that red tail boa in your photo album rocks!!!!
Why do you look so afraid? :)”
“Poor fellow! I'm glad you're able to give him a good home. I can't wait to see the "after" pictures.”
“hey mapes, can ya explain this?
“"Mapes, that is one screwed up looking bird. I hope he does well with you.”
That quote could be the caption for that picture.”
“LOL SC stay outta my personlal pics LMAO!!!”
“hey, at least I didnt post the hairy chest or the sausage eatting!”
“i dont even remeber where I found that pic or why i was even looking for it”
“Mapes good luck...as you know we rescue pups (chessie retrievers to be specific) the cool thing I have found is that when they are rescued they tend to be more "dedicated". Our latest (Elizabeth) is a hoot....she thrives on attention and if she excapes from my daughter's room I will awake to her snoot on my pillow sound asleep and happy.
“awww give TONS of kisses for me!!!!!
I LOVE RESCUE”
“Hey mapes....here are the three babies...its Laundry day so they occupy the bed while we clean
Left to right SULLY (6 yrs) Lizzie (the new girl maybe 2 ish), and Morgan (Age 12-14)(AmyG is responsible for Morgan being in my house and being on the bed)
“You rock, Maple!”
“sorry i cant see the pic :(”
“Nice little red Xs there XL. ;-)”
“I can view the second photo but not the first. That middle doggie has a serious boo-boo face.”
“yup it is a nice red x
what is the name of the rescue group?
x's R us?
“WOW what a day at work. It was a great try at a great rescue. I just wish it had a happy ending. This is my first failed rescue.
I got a call for a raccoon in tower one brooklyn side. Well I have never been inside a bridge before so i was excitited. I got a police escort onto the bridge. Well it was not what i thought it would be.
I had to crawl into areas that i swear were just like submarines. portal AKA cells. ladders that went down into darkness.
I found the raccoon and had to climb down 7 flights. But I was unable to grab him and he fell 25 feet further down. I did not want him to fall any further so I called ESU. but by the time they got there he fell 75 stright down. all i could find was blood. it was to dark and just to hard of a rescue to continue. I spent 3 hours in the tower on my hands and knees in dust and dirt only to fail :(
I know where I went wronge.
I was so scared of the height and of getting bite that i was not as aggresive as I should have been.
so it was a great start to a rescue with a vey sad ending.
ps.I got bite by a dog later that day :(
sorry mr raccoon I tried.
“xl you have mail”
That sure looks like 'inside the bridge' all right!”
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