In my last posting written just before I left for Doha, Qatar, I wrote of Jackie going to Cyrus.
I was sorry it was a bit unceremonious. A lot of things that I wanted to do, including taking Jackie to Cyrus house and settling Jackie there.
That could not be done as Cyrus was enjoying himself in Angkor Wat and in Vietnam. He was there with a very old friend Rhordan from Primary school days and later into Boy Scouts as well. Rhordan emigrated to Canada before A levels, settling there to eventually become a Professor of Economics in the University of Vancouver.
You might wonder why Cyrus was so callous in flying off to Angkor with Rhordan. You better not, as I was supposed to be on that flight with 2 of them. Actually in fact, the 3 of us were supposed to be on a boat between Bali, Flores and Komodo checking out sunrises and sunsets and staying out of reach of hungry dragons.
Rhordan was doing his biannual flight back to see old classmates and friends of his childhood days. Cyrus and I planning trips for the 3 of us reverting back to schoolboys days.
Then this Qatar project came out of the blue forcing me to abort that Flores Komodo plans. Which then became the Angkor/Vietnam trip which of course I could not be on either. Which of course knocked the plans of Jackie handover as well. I can only think of Robert Burns and his "the best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry"
So the 2 of them went on that trip , with me in Singapore doing the last bit for Jackie such as making the mash and fruit puree as present to Cyrus, and preparing for my own departure.
I flew to Qatar. I cannot say much of Qatar as I am settling down here and into my project.
Cyrus flew back to Singapore a week after I left.
It was last Sunday, 10 June 2012 that Jackie was taken by Cyrus
Jackie always slept in the cat cage in his room. So it was easy for my wife to cut the twine holding the door opened and closed the door on Jackie in the cage the night before .
And on Sunday, Cyrus came to take Jackie in the cage.
I told him to keep Jackie a week or two in the cage and then open the door to let Jackie out. I figured by then Jackie would have gotten to know them. I knew Jackie will stay in familiar surroundings. You recalled even after Jackie was liberated to the rest of the apartment, Jackie was so reluctant to leave his flight room.
I figured Jackie will go and sleep in his cage at night and can fly and roam about in the garden during the day.
Jackie command of flight was very good as you seen in last report to the point he could twist and turn in flight to catch thrown pieces of bread.
Jackie worked his magic on Cyrus and his maid.
Cyrus had a good point saying that cats can come into his garden. Those cats were not Ivan or Sieben and might chomp Jackie up should Jackie be released.
Cyrus got this fear that Jackie might not be able to find food as Jackie was so pampered. My thoughts that Jackie can find food was binned. I fear that Jackie mesmerised poor Cyrus to becoming his serf the way I was.
That I felt that was karma was not relevant as Jackie was not mine anymore but Cyrus.
And therefore Jackie no longer mine for me to decide to be let free into the garden.
Cyrus went on to say he will look after Jackie for me until I get back. And he writing to me how Jackie loved papaya and fruits and stuff and bread.
I told him to go read my findings of Jackie metabolism in
36 Strategems// Metabolic studies on Jackie and first voilational flight// Perfidious Sieben
More Jackie metabolics // hide and seek recalls // horrendous injury on Jackie
I was send some photos of Jackie. And his cage within a cage. And the garden that he might be flying about in some time in the future.
I have kicked Old Nic for Four incredible months, two wonderful weeks, five luvly days, 2 bloody hours, 21 misc minutes and 16 odd seconds of cold turkey after about 45 years of smoking. 7285 stinking cigarettes not smoked, saving $3,460.42. Life saved: 3 weeks, 4 days, 7 hours, 5 minutes
LiBai mash making.
About 300 grams of beef mince, with 200 grams of chicken mince and 150 grams of dried anchovies(for the calcium). That was all done up to the kitty mash formula I wrote about in
Pakistan//Tinkerbell Kitty Mash//Dommie at the beach Ramadhan 2010 //Villa walkabout 2
Instead of the almond and brazil nuts, about 100 grams of human grade groundnuts(peanuts) were used.
Making of Tinkerbell Mash
Morning with Harry & the decision// Sultan of Oman Palace// Tinkerbell Mash Batch 7
suri - Read "Conditioning clicker day 3 - and some tips on suris"
milli - read "Found the perfect treat and Yingshiong first "step up""
if you forgotten about clicker training
Tinkerbell Legacy - VH parrot and Clicker Training Rant 06
Some thoughts on clicker - The initial experience with Tinkerbell
Clicker training and bonding with Tinkerbell
To Shanlung-Charlie and clicker training
Charlie and clicker training - beyond touch target //LiBai on finger and in slow motion videos —
Tinkerbell Legacy - - Rant 03 (a flighted parrot mentality) & Understanding the mind of your grey
Above is probably the most important of all I have written, and the foundation to all that I have done.
FREE FLIGHT IS LIFE AND DEATH PLEASE DO NOT TRY THIS YOURSELF UNLESS YOU DO KNOW.
NEVER EVER FREE FLY WITHOUT THE KNOWLEDGE AS THIS CAN LEAD TO LOSS AND DEATH OF YOUR BIRD.
(edited on 4th November 2011 to include below)
To Shanlung - How to do Free Flight Outside
If what I wrote help you and you like to help, give a thought
for the wildlife sharing our planet.
Do write that cheque to Gerald Durrell wildlife trust
I am a life member of Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust. Do join us to do
whatever we can for the wildlife that shared our planet.
or to any wildlife conservation body of your choice