Meet Shannon

How did I get so lucky?

Somehow, here I am, sharing my life with three of the cutest, coolest flock mates a gal could ever ask for.

A certain fetching and feathery someone (aka Pearl, aka love with wings) came first on January 26, 2000.

Malti, the sweetest little red-foot tortoise, arrived on May 16, 2014.

Bruce, a very brave rescued 3-toed Texas box turtle, followed on May 16, 2016 – literally two years to the day later!

As of today, my cup runneth over. 🙂

In addition to being a full-time mama to the shells and the feathers, my very most important job, I’m also a writer, mentor, author, and free spirit….the kind who aspires to grow wings.

I have a couple of really professional websites here and here, but Pearl, Malti, Bruce & I needed a place to just play and be ourselves too, so here we are! 🙂

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30 thoughts on “Meet Shannon

  1. Awesome blog and you both certainly do look like you make a great team. I can understand the devotion between a person and their friends of the feathery variety.

    All the best!

  2. Awwww…..thanks! 🙂

  3. Love this Shannon and what a great way to have fun!!!

    1. Thanks Maisen! Blogging on my FAV subject here…..all things COCKATIEL! 🙂

  4. Hey, Shannon! I just wanted to say that I absolutely love your blog and ‘nominated’ you for the Sunshine award; I know it’s essentially a chain letter, but I like that it is a way to share some of my favourite blogs – and so did it anyway. Best! -S.

    1. Thanks so much – on Pearl’s behalf, I am honored! 🙂

  5. Pearl’s a cutie!

    1. Thanks so much Annie – and thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  6. Pearl is very cute! My bird also dislikes the hair dryer…..
    – From a fellow bird lover

    1. Thanks Jackie! Pearl agrees and I agree! 🙂

  7. Yay, someone else who blogs about their featherbaby! I have a cockatiel named Mr. Tibbs. Lovely blog!

    1. Yahoo! Thanks for sharing – am headed over right now to check out Mr. Tibbs in person! Hugs from me and Pearl 🙂

  8. Handsome little ‘tiel 🙂

    1. Thanks Mark! 🙂

  9. What a delightful blog! I have two little parrots that are also the Prettiest Birdies in the Entire World. It can be exhausting keeping up with their demands, but it’s a small price to pay to live with such prettiness.

    1. I wholeheartely agree, Marguerite – a small price to pay indeed! You have a precious blog too – thanks for sharing it! 🙂

  10. I am really enjoying your blog, Shannon. Pearl is very, very handsome. I have a grey/white cockatiel also named Toddle Bird. He was my first bird 10 yrs ago. I have 7 total now; 2 Macaws, Sulphur Crested Cockatoo, African Grey Congo, Sun Conure, Pied Senegal and of course Toddles.

    1. Hi Jill – sounds like you have a great deal of lovely, handsome companions of your own!! If you want to post pics of your babies on Pearl’s Love & Feathers facebook page I’d love to see them! (and for the record, Pearl wholeheartedly agrees with you about your assessment of his handsomeness – as does his proud Mommy!) Thanks for reading! 🙂

      1. You’re welcome. I will try and get some pictures together and post them for you! If you just can’t wait, I am on Facebook, Jill Jasper, and I have some pics there for you to view! You will know me; my profile picture is of my late Elvis.

        1. Fun! Will head over and check them out! 🙂 Thanks Jill!

  11. What a great blog spot for you and Pearl. I love him! He’s much bigger than Cheeky. Cheeky weighs 56 grams! I think he’s the tiniest conure I ever saw. Thanks for the reblog. You are too nice! Kisses for Pearl!

    1. Wow-Cheeky is teeny! Cutie pie! pearl is usually around 76 grams (when Mom moderates his waffle intake properly) and I’m told he is small for a tiel. Thanks for reading and the kind words-kisses back to Cheeky from us! 🙂

  12. Looks like its award season again! I’ve nominated you for the Liebster award. I’d love for you to participate, but don’t mind if you don’t. It’s just a way for me to introduce my blogging friends to each other.

  13. Such a cute cockatiel, with such an entertaining blog. I have been enjoying his adventure.

    1. I’m so glad you are enjoying Pearl’s blog – thanks for reading! 🙂

  14. Hello Pearl!
    You are a very pretty boy!
    I hope you don’t mind myself (Robin) & Koda (my baby) joining you here.
    Koda is a Patagonian Conure.
    ‘Once-upon-a-time’ Koda had to learn prettiness. She was lonely and pulled her feathers out.
    Now she is loved & happy. But only has feathers on her head, wings & tail.
    She has a very pretty bare self that is soft, warm & smells like sweet spices!
    She loves the ‘pretty Koda in the mirror’!
    Kisses from us!
    Robin & Koda

    1. Koda sounds SO pretty – and so lucky to have you, Robin! Thanks so much for joining us here – I love imagining Koda admiring “pretty Koda in the mirror”!! xo

  15. Liebster Blog Award. Let’s fly with me!

    (I’m not a cuckoo… Well, not completely the cuckoo. I just wanted to say that I nominate you!)

    1. Thanks! Pearl is honored and his doting mommy is honored! 🙂

      1. You’re welcome! 😀
        Please, have a great fun, dear Shannon & Pearl!

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