Thursday, July 16, 2009

aaaah, summer

I promise I'll have stories and photos early next week.

My niece is here this week, visiting from Boise. Tomorrow we are going out to see my friend Jane Cantwell, who runs Birds of Prey Northwest. Janie does amazing work rehabilitating injured raptors who come to her from all over the area. One of her most amazing challenges has been Beauty, a bald eagle who had her beak shot off (!) and was found in Alaska, malneurished and on the verge of death. Janie happened to be up there (on vacation, if I remember correctly) and heard about Beauty, who was at that time being cared for but still struggling. Jane brought Beauty home and has worked tirelessly to not only bring Beauty back to health, but she found an engineer to build a new titaneum beak for Beauty. To read the whole amazing story, click here. There's a Pay Pal link, if you are interested in/able to donate to the cause. Jane's work is completely privately funded so every little bit helps. I'm really excited to take Andrea and Anna out to Jane's property; it's always an unforgettable experience.

The next day we're going over to Leavenworth; Andrea has never been and it is, of course, one of my favorite places! It's going to be a gorgeous, fun-filled weekend.

Happy weekend to you!


Fancy Schmancy said...

Leavenworth, like the prison?

Jodi said...

Well I hope you guys have fun! Do you still see Wayne Melquist? If you do, tell him hello!

Dee said...

That is such a beautiful story about the eagle and its new beak! I saw that on TV some time ago and was amazed. !

Melissa said...

Wow. That sounds like amazing work with the eagles and the raptors.

People that save animals go to Heaven. No doubt about it.