Parrot Nation

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


Patricia Sund

Welcome Aboard!

I travel on airplanes frequently. I have to. I work on them. After having flown over two and a half decades, I've picked up a few tricks and tips on how to make life in the boarding lounge and on... Continue Reading →


What does it take? What do you have to do to be a committed parrot owner? Well, sometimes it takes a hell of a lot more than you ever planned. And then you sort of get sucked into the "lifestyle."... Continue Reading →

Today is the First Day of the Rest of Your Blog

It's been a long road... Today marks the beginning of 6 years of fairly consistent blogging at "Parrot Nation." I completed five years of blogging here yesterday, registering at WordPress. They sent me a notice and a short thank you... Continue Reading →

Avian Origami

Let's get a closer look at this: I'll explain the "Paper Snowdrift" photo above, but here is the background story on Byron, the artist who created this: Byron is my newest foster. It's a long story that spans a decade.... Continue Reading →

Time…and Beans

You might remember the story I recalled about working part-time as a manure wrangler at a garden center in New York between flights to Europe. I did whatever was necessary including watering plants, working the cash register and sweeping. However,... Continue Reading →

We Are Third

Lita I love volunteering at Best Friends Animal Society. ┬áIt 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 →

Picking on the “Mommy Blogs”- Again

Now here's a good Mom. Why? Because I find them absolutely hilarious. I don't even have to read the damned things, I just like reading the descriptions. I suppose it's a little like the opposite of subscribing to Playboy Magazine... Continue Reading →


Yes, 500 posts. Not bad. It's actually 501 if you count the original, "Hello World" post put up automatically by WordPress. But I don't count that one because I didn't write it. So where have we been? What have we... Continue Reading →

The One Thing

From "Le Blog Du West" I was watching "City Slickers" the other night. Being a writer, I listened to the dialogue; the phrasing, the pacing and little nuggets of truth. Naturally, Jack Palance had the best role in the film... Continue Reading →

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