Thursday, October 15, 2009

Last weekend Mommy and Daddy went to an open house at Chintimini Wildlife Rehab Center to celebrate the 20th anniversary of this wonderful organization. Chintimini provides the treatment and care necessary to return injured, orphaned, or sick wildlife to their natural habitat. Some animals cannot be returned to the wild due to the nature of their injuries though. If we had known what they were going to see before they went, we would have gone with them! They saw really big birdies such as Morgan the Sparred Owl.
And Azjnii the Great-horned owl. Azjnii is at Chintimini because he has cataracts so can't hunt on his own.
They also saw this Red Tail Hawk
and this one.
Isn't this little owl cute? He was such a tiny thing we don't know why Mommy couldn't bring him home to play with us!
This isn't a birdie but he is certainly a big boy! He had to stay in the car but it was a cool day and the windows were down. If not, we're sure Mommy would have done something since she hates to see doggies left in a car with the windows up.
Since Mommy and Daddy visited these birdies last weekend, I'm going to watch to see if they come visit us in return.
We hope you enjoyed seeing the birdies as much as we did!
Have a great Purrsday!


Cat with a Garden said... October 15, 2009 at 1:27 AM

Those kind of birdies are very impressive because they hunt too. They are all very beautiful!

Duni said... October 15, 2009 at 1:56 AM

Amazing birds. I think Sammy is a little afraid of the big ones, though :)

Grampy said... October 15, 2009 at 3:25 AM

Isabella.You would have to be careful of the Hawk.They don't always play nice.

Sandy said... October 15, 2009 at 3:36 AM

I'm reading through some of the blogs I follow this morning. I always love stopping by your place. I saw some captive birds of prey this Summer at a wild life preserve. Aren't they beautiful?

Furkidsmom said... October 15, 2009 at 4:27 AM

Those are cool birdies! You're all ready to see them when they come visit your Mom!!

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

The Creek Cats said... October 15, 2009 at 4:39 AM

The birds are beautiful! We have a Wildlife Shelter like yours near our home. Thank goodness for all they do for these animals who need rehab!

Our mom loves Owls, they make her happy!

The Monkeys said... October 15, 2009 at 6:18 AM

We sure hope those cute birdies come over to visit! You look like you're in the standard tortie 'welcome' pose, Isabella!

NICO Designs said... October 15, 2009 at 6:32 AM

My son likes to smush (sp?) his face against the window like that dog. Not the car window. The windows at home. Just in case you thought I meant in the car!

How in the world did they find a bird with cataracts? It's not like birds make appointments to the doctor. Hmmmm.

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said... October 15, 2009 at 6:39 AM

OMC!!! Did you know owls were our mom's favorite??? That little Saw`Whet owl is too precious! We would like him to come see us too! And, we're hoping they ALL come and visit you!!!

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said... October 15, 2009 at 7:23 AM

My mom loves them!

She's got the knakhk fur spotting them whilst she's out and about too - another khool part of her transports is getting to see all the hawks (and sometimes eagles) along I81!

The other day one of our neighbourhood hawks buzzed past the bakhkyard with a snakhk whilst being 'chased' by one of the khrows!

Mom says THANK YOU fur sharing these khool pikhtures!


the casbah kitten said... October 15, 2009 at 7:41 AM

Wow. Those aren't little snack birds...they're buffets! But those beakies look kinda dangerous.

Meghann LittleStudio said... October 15, 2009 at 8:05 AM

Wow! What amazing Birdies! I had my jaw open at the beautiful birds, and Arwen looked interested too!
You are a very good watch-tortie, Isabella, I am sure they were happy to have you guarding the house :)

Tulip's Talking said... October 15, 2009 at 8:09 AM

Sharla, your writing is so creative...I'm LMBO "to see if they come visit us in return"

Thats a dog?

I feel the same way about humans leaving furbabies in cars.

Sakura said... October 15, 2009 at 8:57 AM

I love those pictures
I love also birds.....

Roses and Lilacs said... October 15, 2009 at 9:20 AM

I did enjoy seeing those birds and the handsome dog too. I really admire the work those wildlife rehabers do for injured birds.

Milo and Alfie said... October 15, 2009 at 9:24 AM

WOW! The birds were incredible. Thanks for sharing. Wot a wonderful job they do caring for the wild animals like that. We think they're pawsome.

Rose Works Jewelry said... October 15, 2009 at 9:33 AM

Looks like a lot of fun!

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said... October 15, 2009 at 9:44 AM

Wow...what beautiful birds!
And the doggie looks so cute stuffed into that car...glad it was a cool day!

Theresa said... October 15, 2009 at 9:46 AM

Sounds like a good day. I love those owls, starting to think I have a thing for them.

Buggys said... October 15, 2009 at 10:50 AM

These birds are just beautiful!

The Army of Four said... October 15, 2009 at 10:58 AM

WOW! What totally cool birdies! That Azjnii guy is really a handsome fella, isn't he?
What a great organization - we love hearing that they care for injured wildlife!
Play bows,

Ann said... October 15, 2009 at 11:51 AM

Great photos,Love the owl and the hawk too. I keep seeing hawks flying around here but can never get a good picture. Love hearing about places like this

Patrice @ The Soap Seduction said... October 15, 2009 at 12:22 PM

The hawks are beautiful! I wish we had such beautiful birds here....sigh..

UberArt said... October 15, 2009 at 1:47 PM

What beautiful birds! I hear owls at night in the woods behind our house but I've never seen them (yet).

Vanessa said... October 15, 2009 at 1:54 PM

Beautiful birdies :)

katztales said... October 15, 2009 at 3:46 PM

I wish we had that here. Most Malaysians see an injured animal and eat it. Or sell it as "traditional medicine."

Lin said... October 15, 2009 at 6:29 PM

Kitties have to watch out for those birdies! They'll eat you!!! Yikes.

thatdesigngal said... October 15, 2009 at 6:55 PM

It makes me so happy to see such wonderful people taking care of such stunning creatures! Thanks for sharing, I have never heard of them before. They have a great website!


Sara Katt said... October 16, 2009 at 1:04 AM

October 16th, 2009
Wonderful owls! You have a good thing going for you that you mix the real owls with jewellery and accessories with the owl-theme.
We're trying to do jewellery on a cat-theme, but it is difficult to find good cat-charms if you are not a trained smith and can make them yourself. We have found a cat bead made of silver by a Danish goldsmith, but they are so expensive. Your "I =heart= my cat/dog are nice"
Purrs from a frustrated cat-fashion consultant
Sara Cat

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said... October 16, 2009 at 6:44 AM

Such beautiful birds! I'm going to be looking outside too, maybe they'll come visit me. Sorry I missed Purrsday - hope you had a good one. Love, Moon

The OP Pack said... October 16, 2009 at 6:55 AM

Great post for the month of Halloween - who who who!!! We love that bag.

Have a great weekend, the OP Pack

Amy and The House of Cats said... October 16, 2009 at 8:21 AM

Wow those are some cool birdies! But I think it is better that they aren't there to play with you - they are way more aggressive then the birds you are probably used to seeing! But it is cool that there is a place there to take care of them when they need the help!

livingglassart said... October 16, 2009 at 10:25 AM

Great shots of these lovely raptors. So thankful that there are rehab places that can care for these normally elusive birds and create a better awareness of their value in the environment.

LindaGJ said... October 16, 2009 at 6:31 PM

What beautiful creatures and a beautiful post!
Linda :)

tahtimbo said... October 16, 2009 at 9:51 PM

Terrific birds! It reminds me of the owls that are in a tree across the street from us. You can hear them screeching at night and it is really cool to see them fly over our house. Isabella, at least you can dream of these birds while taking one of your infrequent naps ;)