Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Lily visits the vet in Style!

Lily our pacific parrotlet needed a custom cover for her travel cage so she could go to the Avian vet. I got tired of wrapping a towel around her travel cage. So I began on my fabric search and picked out this wonderful flannel fabric and started planning my design!

(which was a hit at the vets office!) The Office Lady brought in at least 2 women to come and see the cover. Lily shined at the vets office because she was traveling in style. So I decided to show you pictures of Lily's experience and my sewing project!

First the Fabulous Material

Then it is Sew, Sew, Sew until the cover is completed! I attached ribbon to secure the cover on the cage and then added a button so Lily could look out if she wanted to! It turned out to be a Success!

Lily in the car and ready to go!
Do I have to go to the Vet?!

Lily waiting for the doc!

Meanwhile, she turns her head upside down to beg for scritches (scratches) after her millet snack.

End Result: A beautiful cage cover, Trimmed Wings, and Tips on how to tame the sweet yet wild beast. :)

The End? NOPE!

Doc says Lily is a boy! Oh No!

I think a second opinion is in order!

Fun at the Birdshop - The Big Bite! - Installment One

It is always fun to visit the bird shop! I love to look at all of the beautiful birds. However this trip to the shop was to show my mom the sweetest bird, that I want to join the family. While visiting this lovely bird, I ran into a little dilemma. The cage was on top of another bird's cage. However, I did not notice until I felt a tugging on my hoodie draw string. Well, needless to say, the biggest bird I have ever come into close contact with was pulling on my jacket string. How cute I thought! How sweet he is playing with the string in his beak and holding it in his mondo bird feet. How cute.

"Ok, little guy let go!" I said. After repeating those words several times, he finally let go. Why did he let go must you ask? Well, because he had both his feet sticking out of the cage holding onto my fingers. How sweet! Or so I thought! Everyone in the store thought it was the cutest thing. My, how he has taken to me! Well, after holding my 2 fingers for a few moments, he decided to also stick his big beak through the bars and take a little chomp! Ok, A big Chomp out of my finger!

Lets just say that the pictures were too gruesome to show on my blog. I took the bite like a man! Looked at the bite and thought....few that wasn't too bad. Until I turned over my finger and looked at my cuticle. That bird split my finger from my cuticle 1/4 of an inch. I was bleeding like crazy, so with tissue in hand, I calmly went to the front counter and got 2 bandages. On the outside I was a trooper but on the inside I was freaking out! My finger stung like nothing else and would not stop bleeding. Ok, so now I have a phobia of huge birds with big beaks.

I wasn't going to let a little bite cut short my visit with Lemon, the bird I came to see. So I went back to visit Lemon who was on top of big birds cage! Every time I got close to this big bird's cage, he would stick his huge claws out of the cage to try and grap me. So I decided to say goodbye to Lemon, and headed off. Planning to come the next day to get more info on Lemon who will hopefully be Tootsie's new sister and companion. Till the next installment....Fun at the Birdshop - To Buy Or Not To Buy!
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