Every Spring hundreds of pets such as birds, rabbits, hamsters, chicks, and more, are abandoned by families who tire of them after the thrill of Easter Sunday is over. Cooper is helping NUBS (www.houseofnubs.org) to spread the word to “skip the gift” of pets as Easter presents.By posting the hashtags #skipthegift and #Easter into your facebook newsfeed today (March 29) between 4:00 – 8:00pm CST, you can join with hundreds of others to get the word out to thousands, and maybe even millions, of Facebook users.It’s easy – just type #SkipTheGift #Easter in your facebook newsfeed today, and help to spread the word!
This month’s book is Did You Know I Love You? by Christa Pierce.In Did You Know That I Love You?, Bird lets her friend Fox know how much she loves him. Through her kisses, hugs and even a mug of warm tea, Bird shows Fox that her love is “for you, and it will always be.”Cooper thought this book, with its bright, whimsical illustrations, was very sweet. She was very happy to see the star of the book was a little blue bird. Cooper recommends this book to anyone looking for a story of friendship and unconditional love.
This month’s toy is “do it yourself”!I took apart a kabob (or marshmallows, as we call them), and used some leather cord and plastic beads (leftovers from past toys) and strung them together to make footie toys. Instead of one toy that the budgies fight over, I have several footie toys. Everyone gets their own! They still squabble over the same one though. Sigh.Ozzie’s birthday toy finally arrived in the mail. It’s the “small jellyfish” by Lucky Bird Toys.