Parrot Nation

Parrots are cool. They are also one hell of a lot of work.


Cincinnati Zoo

Sharing a Laugh With Buddy the Penguin

Buddy is a very cool penguin I got to know when I was working at the Cincinnati Zoo as a Guest Keeper. Buddy has a great sense of humor:

Catching Flak Over a 14-inch Bird

The amount of crap I went through when that Cookie video went viral was enough to make anyone heave. It was just a rough time. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I now understand why Britney Spears... Continue Reading →

Going Viral With Cookie, the Little Penguin

A little over a year ago I posted a video of Cookie, the little penguin from the Cincinnati Zoo on Youtube and then linked the video to this blog. And there it sat, garnering a few hits along the way,... Continue Reading →

Wipe Up

I waited 20 years to make an impulse purchase. I got a parrot. I bring the little guy home. I almost passed out on the way home thinking that what I did was the biggest mistake of my life. But... Continue Reading →

The North Pole?

I'm thinking about entering this contest. Blog your way to the North Pole! But I'm kind of twisted about it. First of all, I used to live in Minnesota. I am really familiar with being cold. Whooo, baby! I've withstood... Continue Reading →

Where Do I Belong?

You might be aware of some of my travels in the animal world. The Houston Parrot Festival, The Cincinnati Zoo, the Midwest Bird Expo, Natural Encounters, the BEST Parrot Conference, The Avian Encounters Trilogy Video Premiere and most recently, Best... Continue Reading →

Parrot Nation Video Outtakes

I've shot quite a bit of video in my adventures in the bird world, with more to come. Of course, when you work with animals and people, a lot of it ended up on the "cutting room floor" so to... Continue Reading →

A Little Blog Here, a Little Blog There…

I vaguely remember why I began this blog. I was going to go to the Cincinnati Zoo to work as a "Guest Keeper" and I was writing about working at a zoo for my book in progress called you-know-what. (Yes,... Continue Reading →

Cookie the Little Penguin at the Cincinnati Zoo

I was going over some of my files and realized I never posted my video of Cookie the Little Penguin in the break room at the Cincinnati Zoo. I put it up at YouTube, but never posted it here. So... Continue Reading →

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