My name is Mavis Metcalf. My dog (Chester) and I live in a little home in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Jewel, on my shoulder is a Congo African Grey Parrot. She hatched on July 31, 1996 and came to live with me at 6 months of age, when she was fully weaned and ready to leave home. (Jewel is now at the Rainbow Bridge).
Dakota, on the right side of the picture was a Springer Spaniel something cross, and we estimate her birthday to be May 26, 1997. Dakota was 1 1/2 years of age when she came to live with me when her family decided they wanted a small dog. They actually admitted that they wanted a small dog when they got her, but she was so small and cute at the time, so they took her, knowing that she would grow into a large dog. (Dakota is now at the Rainbow Bridge)
Chester, on the left side of the picture is an Irish Setter and we estimate his birthday to be May 1, 2003. Chester was 7 months of age when we found him in an Irish Setter rescue and drove 8 hours each way to go to pick him up. His family had purchased him at 5 weeks of age and kept him in the backyard all day, bringing him in and putting him in a crate every night. When it started to get cold in the late fall, they decided to give him to the Irish Setter Rescue in their area.
One of my main addictions is Africam where I can watch critters visit waterholes in Africa live, when I’m not at work (although I usually check in during lunch break). Chocolate and popcorn are 2 other addictions. Travel is also high on my list, but a lack of finances keep me much closer to home that I would like. I AM going to Africa and WILL be staying at one of the lodges where Africam has a camera set up. Watch for me to wave one day. 🙂
UPDATE – I DID go to Africa – Kruger and Sabi Sands in South Africa to be exact. My posts about that trip begin here. It was an amazing trip.
I hope you enjoy reading about my pets and my days.
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