My shift was ending at Bird TLC when the gentleman came in holding something in a towel. He said he’d been working on offloading a freighter’s cargo when he was handed the towel. It contained a very tired, hungry and thirsty scoter, an unintentional hitchhiker to Alaska.
While scoters can be found in some parts of Alaska, they wisely tend to avoid Anchorage in the winter. But there is always one in every crowd who marches to his own drum, right? And the scoter staring up at us from the blanket was definitely that marcher.
The guy who brought him
Just when I thought I couldn’t squeeze another bird into my home, along came Sassy, a delightful Senegal who was losing her foster home because her foster parents were moving out of state.
Sassy is a beautifully feathered, friendly little Senegal who would love to someday have a forever home. If you are interested in companion birds, please remember that there is no need to pay big bucks for a wonderful friend. The Alaska Chapter of the Parrot Education and Adoption Center has many great birds waiting to find their forever home.
You can visit the Ak PEAC website at
Holding your great grandchild in your arms and knowing his smile, the sound of his gurgle, the joy he brings to your heart.
Alzheimer’s is truly one of life’s cruelest diseases. I’m so glad it didn’t take my aunt too far away before she had this moment.