do not foul someone's nest
June 2018 by V. R. Duin


Poor old Molly froze in place
With a shocked expression on her face.
Her sparkling pool was now a wreck,
With boat parts strewn across the deck!

So as to not “foul someone's nest”, Dolly the Parrot joins with bird lovers, bird owners, bird breeders and bird clubs to raise awareness about bird poaching and the illegal trade in wild birds.

Dolly's journey began with bird poaching and the illegal trade in wild birds. This can foul any bird's nest. Her factual information and fanciful fun offer escape from negative newscasters and rant deliverers.

Birds sing when caged. Maya Angelou wrote a poem, which is shared on I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings. Among other meanings, this poem describes the importance of hope against bad traps.

The deluge of news swamping press about unpleasant events can foul any nest. Dolly believes friends will work hard to prevent bird poaching and illegal trade in wild birds. Future generations should enjoy them in the wild.

Dolly works to expand awareness and positivity. Dolly asks that the caging be done for reasonable periods. They need recreational breaks. Birds do not thrive in cages. Slamming cage doors behind them is disrespectful.

Dolly intends to stand out from the negative crowd. Rather than “foul someone's nest”, she will promote only those actions that are positive and good fun for bird owners, bird breeders and the birds they love.

Throughout history, birds have made great sacrifices, due to their artistry and talent. They often suffer death, destruction, disaster and disappearance at the hands of people. People also are the best hope for saving these vulnerable beings.

Birds have made and continue to make contributions to science. Birds inspired humans to take to the skies. The Biomimicry Institute reports Beak Design Absorbs High-Energy Impacts, and may be useful for the vehicle safety design.

Dolly plans to connect with bird lovers, bird owners, bird breeders and bird clubs. Her missions, co-stars, systems, connections and narratives are intended to create awareness and appreciation for wild and tame birds.

Most pet birds are raised in captivity. Capturing birds in the wild is inhumane and often illegal. Dolly is grateful that her unwitting departure from her natural habitat due to bird poaching and the illegal trade in wild birds came to a good end.

Dolly celebrates the good company she had during her stay among people. Dolly will use her experience to provide new information, foster past links and expand her connections with bird breeders, bird lovers and bird clubs.

Birds' privacy should be respected. Birds require a lot of sleep. They do not like dirty nests. Some birds can be house trained. Birds are somewhat able to control their bowel movements. They may be taught to release droppings on command.

Bird breeders are good for birds. They help thwart the spread of bird poaching and illegal trade in wild birds. The benefits of domestically bred, tame birds are many. These birds could not survive in the wild. Caring trainers keep them happy.

At the end of three stories, which work together to form one larger one, Dolly returns to her roots. While she was among positive bird lovers and bird owners, she did not feel in captivity. Learning to speak like her trainers was fun.

Talking birds offer special insights for problems of bird poaching and illegal trade in wild birds. Dolly's journey started with illegal poaching and trade. This website should create informed interactions by people with animals.

Bird clubs and bird breeders are resources for new bird owners. Exotic bird purchasers should confirm prospective pets are domestic. A bird raised and hand fed by a breeder is happier and healthier than an illegal import.

Dolly is opposed to cluttered lifestyles and spaces. Birds live simply and naturally, giving rise to the expression “free as a bird”. John Lennon composed and recorded a song about this. The rest of the Beatles contributed.