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. 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.

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  2. 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.

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  3. 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.

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    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! 🙂

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      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.

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  4. 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!

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    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! 🙂

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  5. Robin

    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

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