Meet Shannon

An oh-so-rare glimpse of the official large featherless, shell-less assistant “on the set” with her feathery VIP client.

All four flock members took a vote and I was officially voted “4th cutest,” which means my place is pretty much permanently behind the camera.

So you won’t see me very often in photos here (well, unless you count the occasional glimpse of a foot, a lap, a hand, that sort of thing).

But you will see a lot of “extreme cuteness,” courtesy of my irresistibly cute flock mates. πŸ™‚

Here’s a bit of a timeline so you can get your bearings:

  • Pearl, our fetching & feathery “alpha” cockatiel flock member, came first on Jan. 26, 2000.
  • Malti, our sweet South American red-foot tortoise, arrived on May 16, 2014.
  • Bruce, our brave rescued 3-toed box turtle, joined us on May 16, 2016. [Bruce returned to a wild life in May 2021. His life, his choice. But….I miss him every. single. day.]
  • And on May 6, 2022, little Io arrived. Like Bruce, s/he is a 3-toed box turtle.

As for me? Well….

In addition to being a full-time mama to the feathers and the shells, my very most important job, I’m also an intuitive animal communicator and Reiki Master practitioner with Animal Love Languages.

And I am a freelance writer, author, and free spirit….the kind who has her own invisible shell and aspires to grow wings.

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

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. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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! πŸ™‚

      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.

  5. 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! πŸ™‚

  6. 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

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