Sunday, September 28, 2008

Okay, so here is a question for you:

Would you take your parrot hiking in the mountains?


Why didn't I take a picture?

Maybe it was because my mouth was hanging open as she told us that we were the first ones who had ever told her--in all her hiking with her bird---that the rule that pets did not belong on the trails applied to parrots, too.


PERBS said...

WOW! I like the looks of your new blog OR rather, I like the makeover of your blog. . . I bet you can do that because you have a PC computer huh? Cindy from Tnet has a darling blog background but you can only get those backgrounds if you have a PC.

Was the parrot on her shoulder or in an enclosure or what? I had no idea that animals were not allowed in national parks. I just thought maybe people didn't travel with them. AND I am shocked that you didn't get a photo. You are slipping, girl!

AVCR8TEUR said...

Sorry to hear your parrot wasn't allowed. I'm sure you weren't happy to hear that. Pets are part of the family.

Regarding your question about my Alaskan cruise, we were on Royal Caribbean, but it didn't take us to Kethikan. Instead, we docked at a fairly new cruise port called Prince Rupert in British Columbia. You'll see a few posts on that soon.

Anonymous said...

Better to treat your camera asa parrot and put that on your shoulder.
Wonder if the parrot felt rejected - psitacoid discrimination.

babooshka said...

What a sculpture. Rminds me of the game musical chairs. Very odd.

Mary said...

LOL! Really? A parrot out walking?? Funny!

Katney said...

Paulie, the parrot was in a clear plastic box carried with straps like a large purse. And no, Avcr8teur, it was not I who was trying to hike with a parrot, but someone we came upon on our hike. Our position, as National Park Volunteers patrolling the trails, was to let her know gently that he should not be on the trails.

Pets are not allowed on the trails in the national parks for reasons that sound sensible once they are explained to most people. Even if they are being carried, a pet adds a new scent to the landscape that can unsettle the wild creatures whose home we are "invading". Just an awareness of that convinced that folks with a puppy (Yes, less than five minutes before the arrival of the parrot we had encountered a puppy.) that he didn't need to be bear-bait. Those folks divided. The young couple took the puppy back to the parking lot where he was selcome, the rest of the party went on.