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Writing From the Trenches: Guest Blogger Bonnie Grafton

Life runs fast and mean in this town.                                                             -Hunter S.... Continue Reading →

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We Are Third

Lita I love volunteering at Best Friends Animal Society.  It is an amazing place with incredible people. I worked hard while I was there. I washed windows, cleaned baseboards, scrubbed floors and bathrooms. I left it cleaner and better than... Continue Reading →

Knowing My Limits

Charlie on my knee... You've read a little bit about Charlie at Best Friends Animal Society. I'd read about Charlie before at the BF website and was completely smitten by this charming African Grey even before I met her. A... Continue Reading →

A Blues Traveler Kind of Journey

Great Opportunities: Sometimes you get invited to the party... This blog has been kicking around for almost five years. Some of it is my thoughts and opinions. Some of it is essays, some is about the Chop Concept, and some... Continue Reading →

The Parrot Garden’s Family of Lilac Crowned Amazons

The Parrot Garden has an unusual and interesting flock in residence. They have a family of Lilac Crowned Amazons: A mother, a father and two of their children. They have been together since those babies hatched. The Parrot Garden is... Continue Reading →

Negotiating the Emotional Trenches

Spock. You were loved... The after-effects of an emotional time tends to wear you out. Best Friends sometimes has that effect on the people who volunteer. While confronting the work that they do, you tend to examine yourself. Here are... Continue Reading →

Kelly Moore Parsley and Her Own Personal, “Hotel California”

Kelly at lunch, looking a bit tired...and it was well deserved. Kelly Moore Parsley, along with Bonnie Grafton did some phenomonal work at the Parrot Garden. Unlike me, where I was doing general heavy cleaning and  long term scrubbing, Bonnie... Continue Reading →

Return To Kanab and Best Friends

In the time I was at Best Friends in Kanab, I did a lot of cleaning. But I was outshone by a long shot by the Dream Team; Bonnie Grafton and Kelly Parsley Moore. These two came to Kanab and meant business.... Continue Reading →

Bonnie Grafton: Thoughts on Kanab…and Best Friends

Bonnie Grafton and Kelly Moore Parsley are old hands at running an aviary and working with birds. They like macaws and what is more, macaws like them. Bonnie owns Bonnie's Birds in Port Charlotte, Florida with her business partner, Rebecca... Continue Reading →

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