Shanlung, thank you for your honest opinion on harnesses! Your post surprised me, but I can understand... I've been very disgusted with most of the harness "options" out there. I'm liking the Tink harness. I don't think Jasper would take to kindly to a new harness right in the middle of moving stress, but perhaps down the road, and I think I'd still use the flight suit for some things, but we'll see!
Aw poor Katie! Granted, I'd be cursing too, but the poor thing must have really been out of it!
Goodness, sorry your lot is giving you such a hard time! Hope things start getting sorted out quickly... it is hard enough with just one bird when Jasper decides to throw a temper tantrum!
Glad the IRN is doing well, though. I make a similar mash and give some to Jasper everyday... he got a good start as a baby, so he'll eat pretty much anything, by hand, spoon, or dish. Makes it easy to give him healthy food! ;D
Don't worry, Shanlung, I'm in no hurry. Jasper and I are actually having a relatively relaxed time (although living at a friend's house temporarily) and I'm trying to take advantage of that by just getting really comfortable with Jasper and vice versa. He has learned a new "trick" to get my attention. Rather than shrieking for attention (which I ignored, and he abondoned) Jasper now "bounces" for attention... so hard that it's amazing his feet stay on the ground.
Those are some beautiful shots of Riamfada! I think you and your wife made a good choice on the new camera... even if it is the fifth one!
I enjoyed your journal of Aussie animal's to visit you. You have a wonderful way of presenting your entries, they are must reads for me! We had a visit from possums one night and we fed mother and child some banana. The mother ate slowly and lovingly and was so gentle with her large claws not hurting me at all. The baby stayed just out of reach so we gently tossed it a piece of banana which it ate with relish. Magpies and butcher birds tend to tame fairly easily, before current house we fed a family of both and they would regularly perform little tricks for us and sometimes they brought us some food. As we don't like cockroaches, spiders etc we politely accepted their gifts but threw them away when they weren't around. We were always sad when they forced their children to leave home. The babies were sad to leave us too.
Looks like a wonderful time you enjoyed in Amsterdam. I have never travelled further out to sea than Tangalooma Resort off Brisbane and am in awe of the places you have been and the cultures you have seen. May your feet always find their way home.
Sounds like you have indeed found a new favourite diving place. Paradise on earth (or in ocean in this case). Shame that such an exciting and relaxing day results in pained body. I guess a price must be paid for enjoying oneself. The Oriole is a beautiful bird. Oscar is only name I can think of.
My friend Cyrus is half torn between giving that oriole a name. Part of him wanted that oriole to stay with him and half wanted the oriole to go his way. Giving a name deepened the tie and the pain should that bird go away.
He is scared of the pain.
Riamfada - Overnight with her to Turtle Watching at Raz Al Jinz