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Happy Valentine's Day Angels and Angel Supporters!!
We're back on track after a short Christmas break. The "chirp" is out about our PTA Cookbook, for parrots to share with their humans. We welcome any healthy recipes or helpful hints you'd like to share. They can be submitted here. Since Valentine's Day is upon us, perhaps you have a "love treat" you'd like to share with us.
We thank you all for your continued support. Because of you, we are "making a difference, one bird at a time".~ Lynn Williams
♥ This issue is dedicated to Toffeeman...without whom this would not have been possible. ♥
Angel Toys For Angels
We now offer 'Angel Toys' for sale to the public. Take a look at this month's featured toys:
Angel Toys for Angels
What a Fabulous Surprise
By Venette and Dan Hill
Early last year, The Lily Sanctuary was contacted by a very sweet lady named Lynn from 'some' organization called The Parrot Toy Angels. We had not heard of this organization but were pleasantly surprised to hear the Toy Angels would like to choose The Lily Sanctuary for their April monthly donation of toys. With over 60 parrots, mostly large size birds, this was a much-needed treat. Of course, we said "sure", not knowing what the eventual result would be. Late in April, the volunteers of The Lily Sanctuary gathered to welcome the Parrot Toy Angels and their "truckload" of toys. Food, refreshments and the sanctuary banner were set up and awaiting their arrival. Oh what a surprise!
Of course, "truckload" is in the eyes of the beholder. With some 20 plus volunteers on hand, waiting on the front lawn for the Toy Angels to arrive, we suddenly saw a large pickup truck round the corner into our cul-de-sac with a mountain of gaily wrapped packages in the back. Even Santa Claus would have been impressed. Ilona and Noreen, the Toy Angel Elves for the day, jumped out ready to unload their truckload of toys. Lynn, who had coordinated the event, was not able to be present but her efforts were greatly rewarded. What followed was one of the most glorious Christmas events (in April) that one could imagine. One by one, the boxes of wrapped toys were opened and spread on an 8' by 8' covering over the lawn. Sweet notes and cute drawings (courtesy of Miss Pete's 3rd grade students at Billy Mitchell School) accompanied many of the boxes, sent by the great volunteers of the Parrot Toy Angels.
Now, The Lily Sanctuary is located in Westminster, Southern California. But the notes and cards revealed that the many, many toys, which had been both purchased and hand made, came from bird lovers around the country as well as Canada. One of the most heartwarming parts of this celebration was the fact that the hand made toys were sensational. The creativity, the hours of work, and the love that had obviously gone into the making of these toys was enough to bring a tear to more than a few eyes. These hand made toys could never be duplicated and, if they could, The Lily Sanctuary would be their number one customer.
As for the huge lawn covering, it became a mountain of toys that cannot be adequately described. Volunteers were sorting through the toys with comments like, "Oh, this would be just perfect for Lola", or "This will make Athena so happy". What more could be said! Some of our birds were brought out to rummage around in the big pile, and that was a sight to behold. It made us wish we were kids again with a rich family and lots of presents under the tree.
To all of the friends and volunteers of The Parrot Toy Angels, we offer you our unwavering gratitude
and admiration for an organization that cannot be equaled in the world of pet rescue and sanctuary.
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Rikki will try and answer frequently asked questions here.
Hi Rikki, can you tell me why my bird bites when I reach into his cage for him
to step up, but once outside the cage he will step up without biting?
An Angel Amongst Us
Parrot Toy Angels come in all shapes and sizes, and from all walks of life. Let us introduce you to one of our Angels
Angel Toymaker Susan
Our Angel Susan recently underwent double bypass surgery. We felt February was the perfect time to honor her...after all, February is the month synonymous with 'love' and 'hearts'.
♥That is what Susan is, all Heart and all Love
for this organization and now Susan has an even better heart for PTA. Susan, I thank and applaud you for all you do, all
you have and are achieving...says Angel Nancy.
Yes, Susan! We love you! ♥♥♥
Parrot Toy Angel Cookbook!
PTA Cookbook Committee
We are starting a fundraising drive to help pay for our toy making supplies and to help fund our food baskets for the various projects we have lined up. One phase of our drive is to publish a Parrot Toy Angel Cookbook for parrots to share with their parronts. Since we are a small organization, we would like to open up our recipe search to all our supporters to include varied ideas and recipes and tips from as many avian enthusiasts as possible.
If you have any healthy recipes or tips on preparing foods that can be shared by parrot and human, please submit them to our special Cookbook page. You will receive full credit for your submission!
If you don't have any recipes please don't let this prevent you from contributing helpful hints and tips. The tips can be how to best store nuts, how to keep your vegetables fresh longer, types of fruits and vegetables that work best in dehydrators and how to best store them. The best way to store dry goods and freezer goods or how to freeze fruits and vegetables when in season for use later. How about buying tips? What to look for in a good mango or papaya and the best way to ripen them without spoilage, perhaps buying in bulk, ways to clean different veggies and fruits. We need as much input as you have to offer.
Recipes can be homemade
salsa, homemade pasta sauce, any kind of salads, salad dressings, combining sprouts in everyday cooking, healthy
muffins, breads, cakes, pretty much any recipe you share with your fid. Got a favorite pancake or French toast
recipe, send it to us! Of course, the only pre-requisites are these need to be 'healthy' recipes and that your fid
gives it a 'Tails Up' rating.
Help Us Help the Birds...
Our Angels generously donate their time making toys for our needy feathered friends. Quality toymaking supplies are expensive and shipping charges are outrageous. That's why we need your support to help keep us going. Every dollar amount, large or small, is gratefully accepted. Donations are tax-deductible.
We also welcome donations of toymaking parts and supplies. A receipt will be issued for every donation. Contact us at Info for further information on donating.
We'd love to hear from you...
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