Max was hatched on October 31, 2001, which means today is her 6th birthday! In true Max fashion, she celebrated by eating Thomas's folder.
Max is the parrot we've had the longest, even though she is almost the youngest (Daphne is younger). Without her, we never would have started volunteering at a parrot rescue and never would have met the rest of our flock!
On an unrelated note, over the past year, I was lucky to meet and befriend a wonderful lady who runs her own parrot rescue. We've given each other advice, talked through tough times (and good ones!), and forged a genuine friendship. I only wish we lived closer! Last month, she posted a video of Snowball, a cockatoo that had been surrendered to her rescue, on her blog. He loves to dance and does so with such exuberance and hilarity that it brightens your day! As you may know, Snowball has become an Internet sensation!
Tomorrow, November 1, Irena and Snowball will be appearing on the David Letterman show! I have my VCR all set up to tape this moment. Irena and Snowball have done so much to publicize the plight of captive parrots and to let people know about the existence of parrot rescues. I am hoping that this will end up paving the way for enough donations for Irena to build on to her facility, and to continue to provide excellent care for unwanted parrots. This honestly could not have happened to a nicer person!
So don't forget to watch Letterman on Thursday!!!