One Dog and Two Birds

Bringing more joy to our lives

Amy went over the Rainbow November 3, 2011

Filed under: Pets — Bala @ 4:36 pm

After a brief struggle with renal failure from Lyme’s disease, we sent Amy over the rainbow this afternoon. She is one of the best things that ever happened to us. She was happy till her last minute. We miss our big baby girl!



We Have Moved! October 10, 2009

Filed under: Pets — Bala @ 7:53 pm

Lots of move have taken place in the last year – we moved to Oshkosh, then to Madison recently. Along with our physical moves, we have also moved out blog… we are now blogging, not just about the babies, but also about food, travels, and animals atΒ A Life Journey Together.

Please come and visit us there and leave your comments!


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 πŸ™‚


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!


Cotton Candy Time August 7, 2008

Filed under: AMY,Birds,Dogs,Food,Jenday Conure,Nanday Conure,NIKKO,Pets — Bala @ 5:01 pm

When there is a fair in town, there is of course lots of treats for everyone. During the last day of the Owen Fair, all of us had cotton candy. I wasn’t sure how the babies would like it, but as with any yummy treat, they all wanted more than seconds πŸ™‚


Owen Parade & Candy July 26, 2008

Filed under: AMY,Dogs,Food,Pets — Bala @ 9:10 pm

As part of our Owen Junior Fair, we also had a parade. We had the best seats as the parade starts from the parking lot across our house.

And of course Parade means a lot of candy. We had a bunch of neighbors and their kids with us, so there were a lot of candy being tossed to them. One of the kids brought a candy roll for Amy (as she was not allowed on the street to pick it up herself). She hesitated a little bit at first, but liked the candy nonetheless.