Monday, May 11, 2009

Sunday Afternoon Fundrasier

Hey ya'll,

I probably should have written this earlier, but I've been running up and down the hall with my hair on fire, feeding babies, caring for my teachers and the injured. Every chamber is full and I have three in the living room and one on the way. My new room mate made it in Sunday and hopefully the extra money will prevent me from going into foreclosure. This spring has been very bad for HawkTalk as our economy is directly tied to the school system's budget. What a life I have picked for myself, eh? And so it goes...

The Harris' Hawk that was scooped out of the road near Gainesville is doing well, so far. We go in tomorrow to have her bandage removed and will know more when we can see the incision site. She had to have her humerus pinned two weeks ago and won't be releasable, so I'm hoping she will become a good teaching ambassador. Thus far, she has been very polite during her confinement, making no offer to foot or bite me and I can't tell you how much I appreciate that. A Harris' you ask? Native to the desert Southwest? Obviously, she got away from her master while out hunting. When I told my dear old friend Hans about this, he said, "How the hell can you lose a Harris' Hawk? It's like taking your dog out for a walk and losing it!" I love Hansy...he has forgotten more than I will ever know. He raises Harris' and I will care for them for three weeks starting this Friday while he visits his homeland in Holland.

The baby Barred owl is doing really well as is the young Red-shouldered hawk.

Jack Cashin has so generously offered his venue again for us this upcoming Sunday afternoon from 2-5 to help us raise badly needed Mouse Money. If you could manage it, please shake ten dollars from under the couch cushions, then go over to our site and use PayPal for your convenience. Or if you aren't comfortable with that, you could mail it to POB 130, Holly Springs, GA 30142.

We will be displaying birds inside the club house and will also have greeting cards and slideshows for sale. Please try to help us if you can? Ten dollars from you means sacrificing two latte's. I wish I had the ability of Jerry Lewis to get people off their wallets, but I don't. For those of you who have donated to us in the last couple of weeks, a heartfelt thank you from HawkTalk!

Here are the Bluebird babes. I love those little dinosaurs!

Take care of yourselves and each other and thank you for taking the time to read my blog from the little old lady who lives in the shoe....m.


At May 12, 2009 at 5:44 AM , Anonymous HawkGuy said...

Monteen, you are one very busy gal. I'm new to Hawk Talk but so far I find your profession and lifestyle a delight. It is so great that you pass along your knowledge so freely-teaching young children and young adults about the "natural world". Keep up all your great work. A check is in the mail to Hawk Talk...for Mouse Money : ))


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