One Dog and Two Birds

Bringing more joy to our lives

Another Adoption Day! September 29, 2008

Filed under: Adoption,AMY,Dogs,Pets — Bala @ 9:31 pm

Today is Amy’s second Adoption Day. Its been two years since she has been with us and has hardly been away from me. In the last couple of years, she has traveled to 17 states with us, moved from Wisconsin to California with me and back. She has made some great friends, enabled us to make friends, and is a great spokesperson for adopted dogs. She has helped raise more than $250 for the Eau Claire Humane Association. There are no words to descibe the joy we have with her in the family.

Today, we went out for a long walk in the neighborhood and her treats included an awesome omelette. We are still waiting to go shopping for her presents!


Nikko’s Adoption Day September 27, 2008

Filed under: Adoption,Jenday Conure,NIKKO,Pets — Bala @ 4:10 pm

Its been Two years! Yes, it is two years since Nikko came into our lives and what a time we have with the little guy! And he doesn’t look or act a day older since 🙂


We have moved, again September 4, 2008

Filed under: AMY,Dogs,Home,Pets — Bala @ 8:45 pm

We are now in Oshkosh, WI !!!! Amy and I have moved to Oshkosh for my new position at the Biology Department at the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh campus, where I am teaching Ecology & Evolution and Population & Community Ecology. Though it is difficult to be away from Shankar and the birdies, we are looking to have a good time here.

We have a small studio above a house and our landlord has a golden retriever – Molly. His girlfriend who lives next door has another Golden Retriever – Lucky. Amy and Lucky have hit it off right away and can’t wait to play with each other all the time. We have also started going on regular walks in the neighborhood. Dogs are not allowed in the city parks, one of which is a block from home 😦 But the Winnebago county park, a few miles away has a huge dog play area and we went there once and needless to say – Amy had a gala time. She is still getting used to being at home when I am at work. We are both looking forward to going home (Owen) tomorrow!