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Hovis’ first ride on a fire truck!

8 photos in this post! Please note that the title says “on” not “in”! Richard was not due to work at Silver Dollar City until noon as he is working until after midnight tonight! (Moonlight/Midnight Madness) We figured we would cook breakfast outside and have a relaxing morning before he headed out and the kids and I went grocery shopping. Hah! I put Hovis’ harness on her and... read more

Not an inch to spare!

Oh my! Today was the first time we have packed up the fifth wheel with Hovis’ cage! We had thought we would just be able to turn it 90°. WRONG! That worked for bringing the living room slide in but then we realized the kitchen slide would not be able to come in. OH NO! Rotating it back again, putting a cloth on both edges to prevent rubbing (damage) we then brought the kitchen slide in very... read more

Hovis’ first bike ride!

Two pictures in this post  Two weeks ago, at 9 weeks old, Hovis took her first bicycle ride. We needed to go up to the clubhouse here at Treasure Lake for something so thought we would take Hovis with us. How would she do? Would she fall off? Hovis LOVED it! She stayed on Richard’s shoulder and rode all the way there and back. (Sorry about the quality of the pic as I was on my bike as well!) That... read more

My new harness!

Scarlet Macaws, as you know, are brightly colored. This makes them very susceptible to being attacked if let out in the wild. Yes, macaws are not predators but rather they are prey. What this means is that Hovis can never be allowed to fly freely. HOWEVER it does not mean that she will never fly. I guess you could say we had three options: Never let her outside. Clip her wings disabling her ability to... read more

Sleeping in Daddy’s arms!

Just like a young child, Hovis can get tired and cranky. She thinks she needs to be out playing when what she really needs to do is to be in her nest sleeping. One evening last week Richard was working at Silver Dollar City. When he came in and sat on the floor Hovis was up on his lap in a shot. She was tired so it was not very long before she was nodding off! Very sweet! Hovis was also very tired last... read more

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