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.
Hi, I’m “Z” and I’m a Greencheeck Conure. I feel like I should have been a Macaw but that’s OK because my personality says I’m as big as a Macaw. I like to play and to hang out on a play stand with you or just sit and get scratches on my head. I am a bit possessive of my cage but you are probably the same way with your house! I like to camp out at night in my tent where I feel safe and secure.*Z is one of my favorites! He chirps away like he's telling you a story. He's very spunky and definitely thinks he's a big bird.
Dusty kissing me