Re: ...What a Fruit Cake"
Posted by Jim. on 11/18/05
On 11/18/05, Cassie wrote:
> I do not appriciate the crticality of these past two responces. Words are words, and
> it is my event to tell, and I told it MY way. Tis freedom of speech. I did not curse
> nor did I attack anyone with the written word; nothing was stated that should have
> offended anyone. I did, after all, admit my spur-of-the-moment reaction was uncalled
> for, however, if "smack-down" is so bad, would you prefer "bi!(h-beaked"? I can get
> uber-discriptive if you would rather, but everything I write is honest to the events
> that took place. Did you even read the whole story on what I am going through with
> this bird? I came looking for help and ended up with a drill because of salty
> language. Even if my words were a "little strong", I say again, freedom of speech.
> There are stronger words out there, and you should be happy I feigned from using
> those- I do not think I need to elaborate on what those words are.
> Please try not to make assuptions on people you don't know. You seem to be intelegent
> individuals, however I have never posted to you, or read posts by you to me until
> now, and as far as being vicious, thank you. Most co-workers and freinds consider me
> a pussycat and that I don't have a back bone and crumble at the sight of something
> cute. I just find it funny you find me so... cold and abusive. How's that for nice
> words from me ^_-
> I have had my birds for five years myself in my own home; buying the food, paying for
> care, giving them the best of the best in everything possible- but I had a macaw
> since age 7 until six years ago (in case you want to flame me for this, I moved out
> of my parents house into my own home and they wanted to keep Ivy. I want to nip this
> in the tucker before anyone else does). Lock me up, I would do fine.
> Just curious; how would you so eloquently state such an eventful morning?
> "I gentaly quaked my arm to get the budgie to release me from her not-so-tender
> beaking on my finger that broke skin into the cage of a cockatiel where the overly-
> upset budgie got a love-tap on the head from the teil, and the I went out for tea and
> crumpets because the world was a utopia again."
> You have got to be kidding me. It's better to call someone a "rat" versus other
> fragrant words in the English volcabulary. When you get suprized, I'm certainly sure
> a few of those colorful little words pass through your mind, and maybe out via a slip
> of the tongue. I did not expect Ginger to grab hold and not let go. Right now, one of
> my birds is to the point of talking and picking up phrases- I can't just stub my toe
> and say the usual dock-worker lingo. That last thing I need to do is have my
> grandmother come over and hear one of my birds go "Son of a monkey lovin' bannana!" I
> would prefer to hear a verbose "RAT!" then see grandma have a heart attack.
> It's not the happiness of one, but the happiness of all. I have had to take a lot of
> time away from the rest of my birds to focus on this problem, and this is the first
> time it has been any different. There are only three ways she can go- get better,
> stay the same or get worse. If she gets better, she is more then welcome in my home.
> If she stays the same, I will keep her around to try to cure some of the symptems of
> what ever mental issue she has and give her a different outlit for it then fingers
> and earlobes. I have been bitten by a bigger bird, and it was MUCH worse, but for a
> youngling that has yet to be five months old, this should not be happening. If she
> gets worse, I have to re-home her. She did not have a great start off at life, and
> that is not my fault, but I refuse to have any bird in my home with a volitile
> temperment that could possibly harm a child the way it has harmed me; I fear for my
> birds' lives because of this. You can't slap a bird, so how could that child react to
> a bite? I am not willing to let that happen, no matter how remote the possibility.
> And I'm sure everyone else in the world has had all perfect little angels fly into
> their home knowing step-up and have the greatest personality.
> My birds are highly supervised by me, and when I am not in the room, they are in
> their seperate cages. I bought those special flight cages that are 25 by 16 or
> something- lots of room for a single bird, and if needed, two or three could be in
> one comfortably for a short time, like for trips to see the vet when I wrangle the
> flock together for a vet visit. I never took my eyes off the cage when I had them in
> the cage together for the first time. At that, Ginger never gave me a problem the
> whole day and actually stepped-up on command. Kudos.
> And as far as "genuine love and concern for birds", both of my cockatiels are
> rescues, one from the MASPCA (a freind who works with them tried to help me find a
> kitten to adopt, but I found Vigo instead) and the other is from someone who found
> them in the back yard and did not want him. A breeder gave me Myst because she was
> much older then what people look for in birds. If I did not have any "love"
> or "concern", they might not be here in my home in my life and loved and come first
> in ANY decision I make, or I could be like every other person who wants to see dollar
> signs and buy a couple females and make babies. I take other people's animals to the
> vet if they cannot afford it. Do you? What I do is NOT at all for the owner, it is
> what is best for the companian.
> I have three other birds I have to think about. Before I took in the budgies, I gave
> a teil to my sister because she was a troublemaker, really hated being around other
> birds and caused too much rukus when the other two did their natural behaviors. I did
> not do it as a favor for my sister, I did it for Myst, the cockatiel, and she is SO
> much happier now, and her attitude changed. She had to be in a home where she was the
> only center of attention. Along that same line, I would never give this keet to
> someone who does not have experience with birds nor give it as a "pet" to a family of
> new bird owners that have no clue the kind of issues this bird has and what she needs-
> I'm still learning about her. If it does not improve any, I will have to resort to
> giving her to a breeder. My sister offered to take her, but with the way Myst is, I
> don't want to destory Myst's new-found happiness.
> In closing: My only indulgance is chocolate, and my birds are my priority. Just
> because I did not word my post the same as you "would have" does not make me a bad
> person. If you were an English professor working on a text critique, then I care. If
> not, I'm sorry, but what is posted is posted- I can't change it. The chastizing
> to/about me about irrelevant items does not help solve Ginger's problems.
> If you have any other comments on the faults of my style of writing, please allow me
> to direct you to the Socail Board where irrelevent topics like this, that are non-
> avian, are welcome and I would address them and pop in every now and again for a
> special appearance if they were specificly about ME. I do not mind debating things
> about me that most people do not know.
....er I did not make mention of your spelling at all! I have to admit I am amazed at
the new words you have added to the English language nevertheless :)
I hold with the thought I would not like to be a bird living with you mate!!!!
I saw what you wrote re Cockatiels on another board also and you know you really do
have to actually know what you are talking about to be taken seriously.
I am sure you do not like me and I for sure have to say I do not like your type of
person looking after living creatures at all as you appear "Very Unstable" but if you
get some help maybe your birds would be happier.
Posts on this thread, including this one
- Very unhappy bird owner and VERY unhappy keet., 11/11/05, by Cassie.
- Re: Very unhappy bird owner and VERY unhappy keet., 11/14/05, by Kitty.J.
- Re: Very unhappy bird owner and VERY unhappy keet., 11/14/05, by Cassie.
- Re: Very unhappy bird owner and VERY unhappy keet., 11/14/05, by jill.
- Re: More neglect then abuse.. And a pic!, 11/14/05, by Cassie.
- Re: More neglect then abuse.. And a pic!, 11/15/05, by Jessica.
- Re: More neglect then abuse.. And a pic!, 11/15/05, by Cassie.
- Re: More neglect then abuse.. And a pic!, 11/15/05, by Jessica.
- Re: Is it a myth? Female versus Male keets, 11/15/05, by Cassie.
- Re: Is it a myth? Female versus Male keets, 11/16/05, by jill.
- Re: I did something I shouldn't have done- but it worked, 11/17/05, by Cassima.
- Re: I shouldn't have done- but it worked/ In your opinion?, 11/17/05, by Jim.
- Re: I shouldn't have done- but it worked/ In your opinion?, 11/17/05, by Clare.
- Re: ...???... Woof. I feel better now. MY OPINION. Thank you., 11/18/05, by Cassie.
- Re: ...???... Woof. I feel better now. MY OPINION. Thank you, 11/18/05, by jill.
- Re: ...What a Fruit Cake" , 11/18/05, by Jim..
- Re: ...What a Fruit Cake" ^_^ mmm... That sounds good, 11/19/05, by Fruit Cake <3.
- Re: ...???... Woof. I feel better now. MY OPINION. Thank you, 11/19/05, by Fruit Cake <3.
- Re: ...What a Fruit Cake" ^_^ mmm... Rolls eyes - Help!!!, 11/19/05, by Jimminie Cricket.
- Re: Warning: Resonding to a Fruit Loop, 11/20/05, by Fruit Cake.