Luke and the vacuum cleaner!

You have to be constantly on alert while doing chores around the Sanctuary, or just anything, for that matter. Luke, our Blue Crowned Conure, does not like when I vacuum. For a bird that cannot fly (his wing was severely damaged when we rescued him from the Michigan Humane Society about two years ago), he […]

Winter finally arrives at the Sanctuary!

This video was taken on the morning following the first blast of winter snow on 11/22/15. While many cringe at the prospect of the coming months, I personally enjoy the intense snows, as it really helps to freshen the surroundings and hopefully refill the ‘way below level’ pond for the coming spring. https://youtu.be/hV7-YPxSDII&rel=0

Ducky, the plant eater!

For the longest time, I couldn’t understand why my plants kept leaking dirty water onto the floor. I even went so far as to put larger saucers underneath them to prevent overflow, Then, just the other evening as I am watching TV in the room next to this one, I start to hear slurping, to […]

‘Leave’ Fall behind already!

At the Sanctuary, we do not recognize winter until the first snowfall, and boy, did we recognize it yesterday! Even a few leaves aren’t willing to give up their ‘Fall’ just yet! https://youtu.be/UJBYvCCywCs&rel=0

Morning greeting, then off to eating…again!

Morning greetings from the hungry committee! I usually get up just about dawn, walk into my office which is located just above the ‘resident’s sleeping quarters’, press a button, and the restless ‘flock’ storm out! About an hour later, I too emerge, from a less populated sleeping arrangement, to be pleasantly greeted by a boisterous […]

Goodbye Summer, Till we meet again!

The Summer green has passed us now, the leaves have fallen low – soon, the final season comes, along with glistening Snow! We in Michigan, are truly blessed to appreciate the Four Seasons of God’s design. To know – just one, or two, or even three, would leave us incomplete, we need the fourth to […]

Fred Jr. and the Great Pumpkin

Halloween may be over, but let the pumpkin party begin! Fred Jr. was enjoying his pumpkin treat yesterday, and what a treat it was for us to watch him!  Seated right behind him, is his lady friend, Ginger.  They have been inseparable for many, many months! https://youtu.be/VK9WWBRW5yk&rel=)

Fred Jr’s. first steps

This video was taken one year ago this week, just a week after we welcomed this handsome little angel into our lives, something that would continue to change us to this day! Every single day that we have Fred Jr. in our presence, is truly a blessing from God, as he is truly a miracle […]

The Agony of the Decision

The agony of the decision…yesterday morning (10/29/15), I received a call from Craig, who works at a GMC dealership in Plymouth, and he informed me of a Mute Swan that had apparently hit a square metal box light pole the previous day, and had been laying in a neighboring business parking lot since. Fortunately, I […]

The Gratiot Geese Massacre

Fortunately, back in early August, we were able to take in four of the close to forty geese that were involved in the deliberate hit and run tragedy on Gratiot Ave in Mt Clemens. Two of the geese still have a noticeable limp from this horrific act of cruelty. The four NEVER stray more than […]