Farewell, little one.

nubsmemThere is sad news in the budgie world. Nubs, the little one-footed budgie, has passed away. Nubs, who overcame a sad beginning, was adopted and went on to help found The House of Nubs organization. With his human and animal friends, he worked hard to teach children who have been through trauma, hope and resilience. He also campaigned for animal adoption. Nubs has encouraged and inspired many and will be much missed. His legacy lives on though The House of Nubs. You can learn more about the organization here or on facebook.

#SkipTheGift #Easter

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.skipthegiftcooperBy 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.cooperskipthegift1It’s easy – just type #SkipTheGift  #Easter in your facebook newsfeed today, and help to spread the word!

Thanks, from Cooper and Nubs : ).

Spread the word!

adoptCooper is taking the day off from taking the day off to ask for help in spreading the word about pet adoption. If you would like to help, please post #NubsSaysAdopt to your Facebook page between 4-9pm CST today.

10410578_10205548739902790_3245567874575226854_nThank you from our little rescue birds Ozzie, Sunny, Alfie, Emmy, Lera, Felix, Harvey (and Gordie).


And so does Cooper!coopandnubsCoopers friend, Nubs is spreading the message to not purchase pets this holiday season, but to adopt instead. There are many wonderful cats, dogs, rabbits, birds, etc. who would love to find their forever home. If you are considering adding to your family, please check with your local animal shelter, rescue organization or Craigslist first.

Seven of our eight budgies are adopted, and each one is a treasure.

If you would like to spread the message, please post #NubsSaysAdopt to your Facebook page between 4-9pm CST tomorrow (Sunday, November 30).

Nubs: “If enough people post within this time frame, it will make us a trending story on Facebook, which has the potential of reaching millions of FB followers instantaneously. Thank you for your help!”

Cooper’s Book Report

This month’s book is Remy: A Little Bird with a Big Imagination by Kristin Ludwig.r1Remy is an adorable Pacific Parrotlet who lives in the House of Nubs. Remy was abandoned at the veterinarian’s office. The vet saved his life and found him a new home with The Lady with the Ponytail (Kristin Ludwig), new friend Hoot, Nubs and the rest of the flock. Despite having lost the toes on one foot, Remy is a brave bird with a wonderful imagination. In the book he wonders what the big world is like.r2Cooper highly recommends this book. She thought Remy was courageous and enjoyed seeing his many adventures. The photos (by Kelly Andre) were wonderful and the featured artwork was striking. Most of all, Cooper loved Remy’s sweet and optimistic spirit. She thinks that everyone could benefit by having such an outlook on life.

If you would like to read more about Remy and the flock you can do so at The House of Nubs.

Cooper’s Book Report

This month’s book is Nubs: A Little Bird with a Big Story by Kristin Ludwig.n1This book tells the true story of Nubs, a little one footed budgie. Nubs was rescued from a hoarder house that contained 500 birds. He was taken to a shelter where he was cleaned up and cared for. “The Lady with the Ponytail” (the author and volunteer who cared for Nubs) eventually took him home to live with her. Nubs was joined in his new home by Freckles (another one footed budgie) and became a certified Pet Partner therapy animal.

n2Cooper loved this book. She liked the message that it’s okay to be different and that every day is a chance for a fresh start. She also liked the big colorful budgie photos.
100% of the author’s excess revenue supports the ongoing care of Nubs’ flock, who now live at the Washington Park Zoo in Michigan City, Indiana.

Nubs has his own facebook page and YouTube videos. There is a NUBS (No Unwanted Birds) website if you would like to read more.