Sunday, May 17, 2009

Wonderful Parrots

This week's SockPixie collection, the Parrot Collection was inspired by the cutest little parakeet, Boston Creme.
We found Boston Creme on our street last weekend. She was sitting terrified in a bush in a neighbor's driveway. I was able to coax her into sitting on my finger. We brought her back in the house, put her in a safe cage, and called the MSPCA. We gave them our contact information in case she was reported missing.



Boston Creme (as we nicknamed her)was incredibly friendly, and playful. We were falling in love with her. The morning after, we found an egg in her cage, and we were even more excited. We marveled at the perfection of the egg, the kids were completely mesmerized by this miracle. We all hoped (quietly) that no one would claim her, and that she would become our new family member.



Unfortunately, shortly after laying the egg, Boston Creme started acting sick. We ran to the Angell Animal clinic. The vet told us, that she had probably injured a chest bone when she got lost, and laying the egg broke the bone completely. She passed away. We all felt so sad.

After finding Boston Creme, and in the process of helping her, we read a lot about parakeets, and parrots, and parrot rescue. We looked at pictures of glorious colorful parrots, and I was inpired to create this week's Parrot Collection. Parrots are often misunderstood, and as a result abandoned, so I decided to do a little to help finding new homes for these wonderful beings, by donating 10% of this week's proceeds to a rescue organization called Foster Parrots. They do an amazing job welcoming, rehabilitating parrots of all kinds and sizes.



I hope you will enjoy the Parrot collection.

6 comments:

J. Christina Huh said...

Did you keep the egg? Will it be able to hatch without a parrot to take care of it?

annmarie said...

a sweet and sad story. I'm so sorry that she didn't make it. And I'm glad that you've turned around and are doing something so productive in her honor.

Dianne said...

Your colours are amazing as usual...........thank you for helping that poor little Boston Cream.........how sad she passed away !
Was so nice she was rescued by such a loving family..........
Your story touched my heart......
Dianne

Michelle said...

Beautiful!!!

meshaliu said...

Such a sweet story! Poor Boston Creme. :( I had no idea parrots were often abandoned. It makes me sad just to think about it.

Sherry said...

It's wonderful that you were able to take Boston Creme into your home. You helped her so she didn't die on the street, alone. Bless you for helping her.

I'm off to look at your Parrot Collection. I found you while clicking thru Ravelry. You never know where all of the clicks we'll lead:-). I'm in Boston too!