Blog changes

Thanks to everyone who followed Training Because I Can! over the last nine years. This blog started with Addison's Disease, hypothyroidism and a crazy idea of doing an Ironman distance triathlon. My life has changed and so has this blog. I am using this blog strictly for Addison's Support topics from here on out. I hope to continue providing people with hints for living life well with adrenal insufficiency.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Love Connection: Bennie

Bennie posing for the camera at Parrot Outreach
314 miles.  100 degrees Fahrenheit.  Outrageous humidity.  Steep mountains.  Trucks roaring by, spewing black exhaust.  Feet pounding the hot asphalt for more than a week.  Why would anyone want to run all the way across Tennessee in July?!?  
Dusty Hardman is doing it to raise money to help parrots. 

It's heartbreaking to see all of the wonderful, intelligent birds that need homes.  Parrot Outreach currently has about fifty birds that need one-on-one attention and a family of their own. In the meantime, they live at the Parrot Outreach Society's storefront at 1105 Taylor Road in Punta Gorda, Florida in some well worn cages.  I know I don't know much about birds but I have the opinion that by getting to know and understand a bird BEFORE bringing it into your home can be extremely valuable.  With a baby, you get what you get.  You're stuck.  If you look for a bird (or dog or cat) at a rescue, the caretakers can fill you in on the bird's quirks, strong points and weaknesses so you can match just the right bird with your temperament and that of your family.  If bird adoption is not your thing, consider donating to Parrot Outreach Society via Fundrazr to help replace our well worn cages.
I am Bennie and I’m a young 15 yr old Hahn’s Macaw. I am the smallest of the Macaws but my personality and attitude make up for my lack of size. I will tell you how I love you and how I’m Mamma’s baby boy. I can get in a mood sometimes but generally I’m pretty good boy. I love to play with my toys and will eat most anything you give me. I am used to having full flight but that is negotiable if you make it up to me with treats.
Please consider adopting this bird or help us buy him a new, easy to clean cage (approximate cost $200 to $600 depending upon the type of cage we can afford).  For more information or to visit with Bennie, please call 941-505-2593

Parrot Outreach Society in Punta Gorda, Florida. There's a Facebook page if you want to check it out!  Parrot Outreach Society Facebook page.

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