We had a great day here at M.A.R.S. on Saturday. People we love to see, prior adopters,Â came for a visit, along with new possible adopters.Â People from Atlanta, Orlando,Â Georgia and Louisiana visitedÂ too.We alsoÂ took in a few boarders for those folksÂ with plans to be away during New Years Eve celebrations.
Jane, Bill and I worked very hard to make sure all theÂ Cockatoos, Macaws, Amazons, and all the rest of the aviansÂ who reside here at our exotic bird rescue had everything they needed for their cages to be clean and cozy. New boxes, good treats, wood to chew,Â and a stuffed animal or two(thank-you Bill)Â for those who do not like to feel alone, like our Jakers for instance. Birdy boot camp attendee Shelby aka Sheldon is learningÂ to cuddle a few stuffed animals too. The outside aviaries received an extra cleaning in lieu of the rains that were predicted to arrive early evening, but thankfullyÂ the stormy weatherÂ never came our way. The cold did.
So downstairs I went to start a fire. With myÂ laptop, coffee and pumpkin bread in hand,Â brought by my friend Susan from Downtown Produce, aÂ blog was my goal. The blogÂ subjectÂ was eluding me. I turned on the radio for some soothing holidayÂ music, and instead, a sermon from a local church filled my ears. I wanted to turnÂ the dial, Â but soonÂ found the wordsÂ making me a bit teary eyed. The message was that if you have been scorned or put down by people in your past learn to trust again for they are not worth the time you gave to them. And if you need help in this life do not be afraid to ask for it and ask for it loud and with clarity.
Â We are asking all of you to please support, and donate toÂ our cause and we are asking loud and with clarity. We need all of your support at this time to continue on with all the work we do here at Melbourne Avian Rescue Sanctuary. Please Help us to Help all of those who come through our doors.
So as the saying on this 1925 fireplace so aptly states, let us all have a New Year filled with Love and cheer. From all of us to all of you.