Spotlight Thursday – Meet Hannah

19 Oct

Spotlight Thursday

Welcome my friends to SPOTLIGHT THURSDAY.  This is the time that I will introduce you to one of my fellow anipals so you can get to know them better.  Some of them, you may already know.  We hope that you enjoy this series!

Name:  Hannah (Green-Cheeked Amazon)

Age:  17

Location: Colorado  

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What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents?  I liked them! The rescue lady didn’t really want to give me up. But I jumped up on Mom’s finger and ran to her shoulder and wouldn’t get off. I liked these people; I knew that they just had to be MY new family!

What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home?  When I finally let Mom scratch my head, and she did it just right, I knew I was going to love it here.

What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home?  Probably when I sassed Sugar just a little too much, and he thought I’d make a lovely bride. Ha! He doesn’t think THAT anymore. Yuck. I’m done with men.

Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why? I’m a mamma’s girl! We have to hide our love from Sugar, though. Otherwise he’s mean to me. So Mom and I knoodle when he’s not looking.

What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you?  The breeder that first owned me thought that he could control my life, but the guy they put in my nest box to mate with me attacked me. Eventually, they gave me to the rescue because I wouldn’t let a guy near me after that. Why do humans think that they can control everything in our lives? Well, I’m here to tell you that I make my own decisions!

Hope you enjoyed meeting my friend – check back next week for another Spotlight edition!


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36 responses to “Spotlight Thursday – Meet Hannah

  1. franhunne4u

    10/19/2017 at 1:42 am

    Third bird in a row – now that’s fantastic! They have always been a little underrepresented.

    • KDKH

      10/19/2017 at 8:53 am

      Right? All three birds are rescues in my home and all quite different. Thanks for appreciating the avians!

      • franhunne4u

        10/19/2017 at 3:34 pm

        Thanks for rescuing avians!

  2. easyweimaraner

    10/19/2017 at 2:01 am

    Hannah I’m with you… no one can control all parts of our life ;o) and I’m done with men too… yay for the feminist movement ;o)

    • Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC

      10/19/2017 at 2:18 am

      Yes, yes YES!!!!
      mgh (Tink’s Mom)

    • KDKH

      10/19/2017 at 8:54 am

      You bet! As a breeder bird for several years, I have had enough. I’m an independent girl, now!

    • KDKH

      10/20/2017 at 8:16 am

      Yup! Girl power all the way!

  3. Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC

    10/19/2017 at 2:17 am

    Hi Hannah – TInk here – Mom’s guest-blogging Shih Tzu (who also ot a turn in Bacon’s Spotlight.) So nice to meet you!
    Woof! TINK

    • KDKH

      10/19/2017 at 8:55 am

      Nice to meet you, Tink! I’m used to small dogs and I’m sure we’d be good friends.

      • Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC

        10/19/2017 at 3:35 pm

        Mom says I’d have a lot more if I wouldn’t bark at them. We’re working on quieter ways for me to say hello.
        Woof! TINK (see what I mean? I can’t help myself)

      • KDKH

        10/19/2017 at 6:44 pm

        Well, we have enough parrot screaming to make us deaf; we don’t need lots of barking too. Perhaps this friendship is destined for the internet only!

      • Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC

        10/19/2017 at 6:56 pm

        Tink doesn’t bark at people (except in front of our door, stopping once he gets my attention) – and settles down once he knows a doggy-pal – he’s not a “yappy” little dog and is usually as quiet as a cat, especially when I’m working.

        But we’re working to eliminate that type of greeting altogether, especially since I’m never sure how the other dog will respond and he’s too little to come out okay in a fight.
        xx, mgh (Tink’s “mom”)

      • KDKH

        10/19/2017 at 6:59 pm

        Let me know how that works for you. 3 Of our 4’dogs like to bark as a component of their security work. It’s not bad unless the doorbell rings… let me know what training trick works!

      • Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC

        10/19/2017 at 7:04 pm

        According to professional trainers all dogs have a distinct “tell” – and you distract with a treat at that point, allowing them to associate good things with other dogs (or with humans, if necessary). Rewarding quiet AFTER barking confuses them, so I’ve been told.

        Getting out in front seems to be working – even when the only “treat” I can offer is a “good dog” before he begins. Not perfect at this point, but noticeably improved. Good luck – it’s tougher when there is more than one dog barking.

  4. Skyler Braveheart

    10/19/2017 at 8:51 am

    Precious Girl! You are a stunner. So happy you found the perfect home. I’m done with bots too….pfffft! Your new pal, Fiona

    • KDKH

      10/19/2017 at 8:55 am

      I’m sensing a theme here! Feminists rock! It has taken me a long time to learn how to stand up for myself, and I’m not going back.

  5. KDKH

    10/19/2017 at 8:52 am

    Reblogged this on Peace With My Life and commented:
    PigLove is once again spotlighting one of my critters – Hannah!! She’s a bird that constantly challenges me, so I’ve been growing in my understanding of birds with her. Bacon Thompson, of course, is always interesting. Check out some of his posts; they’re usually funny and he has a Halloween theme going on this month,

    • Piglove

      10/19/2017 at 12:07 pm

      aaww thanks my beautiful friend. And thank YOU for participating this month in my Spotlight Thursday. You are awesome ❤ XOXO – Bacon

  6. NylabluesMum

    10/19/2017 at 2:32 pm

    Mee-you Hannah birdie yur gorgeeuss! It iss a pleasure to meet you. Mee iss Purrince Siddhartha Henry an mee likess birdiess…mee has a Crow furend Krishna who visitss mee when mee out inn mee condo….
    An mee apawlogizess that thee boybirdie was so nasty to you. That must have been traumeetizin fur sure! Not all boybirdss or mankatss are like that.
    Sinseerlee, Siddhartha Henry =^,.^=

    • KDKH

      10/20/2017 at 8:19 am

      I’m sure that you are a gentleman, Prince Siddhartha Henry. I wish it had just been the one bird, but the flock at the rescue attacked me too. So now, at my forever home, it feels so good to give Sugar the talon and show him that I’m an independent woman. I’m not taking any flack any more! It was so self-emplowering to get my wing feathers grown out so that I could fly when I needed to. I’m sure you and I could be friends.

      • NylabluesMum

        10/21/2017 at 6:38 pm

        Mee-yow thee HOLE flock?? Oh Hannah that iss just pawfull. Mee iss so sorry fur you!! You keep givin sugar thee talon an enjoy yur flyin…you deserve onlee thee BEST now!
        ~~head rubss~~ Siddhartha Henry~~

  7. Amy

    10/19/2017 at 4:20 pm

    Hannah, you do look like a bird who knows her own mind and make her own decisions. It was truly lovely to meet you.

    • KDKH

      10/20/2017 at 8:20 am

      Thank you! You are a real cutie! I’ll bet no one pushes you around, either!

      • Amy

        10/22/2017 at 9:02 pm

        No, they carry me around, sometimes to places I don’t want to go!

      • KDKH

        10/22/2017 at 10:31 pm

        Ouch. That hurts.

  8. 15andmeowing

    10/19/2017 at 7:17 pm

    Nice to meet you Hannah.

    • KDKH

      10/20/2017 at 8:20 am

      Thank you. I’m getting to know you, too, on your blog!

  9. CarolMaeWY

    10/20/2017 at 1:32 am

    Hello Hannah, nice to meet you!

    • KDKH

      10/20/2017 at 8:21 am

      Hello! Good to see you here, too. I’’m enjoying your blog!

  10. Ladybuggz

    10/21/2017 at 5:18 pm

    i have a feathered friend also. Lucy the Budgie, I just wished she’d talk! and I can’t believe she’s the opposite of you….she loves dad more then me, she does nothing but bite me! Nice to meet you Hannah!

    • KDKH

      10/23/2017 at 8:01 am

      I mumble a lot and I say a few words, but I’m important whether I talk or not, right? I suspect Mom is secretly pleased that I don’t talk because she’s afraid that my temper could result in a lot of cursing…. I’ll bet Lucy and I could be friends!

  11. Tails Around the Ranch

    10/22/2017 at 6:30 pm

    Hannah, you are one very purdy birdy who clearly knows what she wants. Good for you!

    • KDKH

      10/23/2017 at 8:06 am

      Yes, I’m pretty strong-willed, but Mom thinks I’m not too bright, sometimes. She can’t understand why I don’t fly to get away from uncomfortable situations (like Sugar’s unwanted affection). Honestly, sometimes I forget I have wings!

      • Tails Around the Ranch

        10/23/2017 at 8:43 am

        Heh, heh. Our cockatiel was a bit of a bird-brain herself. LOL


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