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Tinkerbell Legacy - Living with a flying parrot

Jackie FP 03 // Sieben tickling the tail of a sleeping dragon// Preparing Jackie for outside

More photos in Flickr folder _ Jackie 01 -Bonding

Jackie Fruit Puree 03

I might call this Fruit Mash , or fruit puree even if I try for consistency to call it fruit puree.

I was running out of the fruit puree and on 6 Feb, a fresh batch was made. It helps with that 2nd fridge and more freezer space.

I came back from the supermarket with what I bought and without what I forgot to buy. Through seasonally imports, some of what I got before not around in this batch such as the persimmons.

Papaya - 870 grams
Jackfruit - (could not find)
Persimmons - (could not find)
Chinese pear - 914 grams
Banana - 482 grams
Mango - 606 grams
Pineapple - 490 grams
Chairman Kaga bell peppers 520 grams
I made it a point to get chairman kaga yellow gold bell peppers, to the point of going to 2nd supermarket when I could not find it in first.

Chinese Pears // Mangoes // Pineapple

Papaya// Chairman Kaga Bell Peppers // Bananas

Total fruit weight == 3882 grams

A baggie of frozen Jackie Mash was 394 grams, or about 10% of fruit mash weight.

All that went into the blender and got dumped into the pot for total mixing as blender was too small to blend all above in one go. After that, the Fruit Puree got into many little baggies and into the freezer. One baggie thawed at a time and kept in the fridge for daily use.


Sieben tickling the tail of a sleeping dragon

Sieben was that close to losing another of his miserable life or in for a major hurting from me the other day.

You knew I tried to set the conditions that Sieben can go on and develop friendship with Jackie or at least accept that Jackie is family. Yet I had a deep disquiet in me as to Sieben, a disquiet shared by Jackie. To the point I decided to forego even the semi hide and seek recalls as clearly stated in last report. But I had felt my very presence should keep Jackie safe.

That was what I thought. The other day, Jackie was in the living room with me. Jackie was on the sofa armchair with me on the sofa next to Jackie. My left arm was extended and pointing to Jackie in a kind of game that we were playing. Sieben was not seen, but I thought I could well see him should he approach Jackie on the floor.

What happened next came as a huge shock. Sieben jumped from the back of me and onto the back of the sofa and onto my left shoulder. The next I saw was Sieben 4 legs straddling my arm moving like a swift crab towards Jackie. Jackie was also taken by shock before he reacted first by flying off and back to top of his cage. I then found my voice to scream at Sieben. Sieben immediately ran away and headed into the back of the apartment chased by me. The lack of fear of Sieben for me to have done what he just did was very frightening. I had relied on fear of me as a form of protection for Jackie. What Sieben did to me was literally tickling the tail of a sleeping dragon. Sieben had to learn that there will be very painful consequences of what he had done, the same way tickling the tail of a dragon had painful and sometimes deadly consequences in real life

Problem was that Sieben could not be caught. I tried to trap him in the corner of the bedroom but he evaded me. And then got into the bathroom where he found a nook that could not be reached.

It was late into the evening that Sieben emerged. From a room that I thought I trapped and locked him into since I could not catch him. And he came to me of his own accord. To meow and rubbed his head on my hand. By which it was too late to truly punish and hurt Sieben the way I would have if he was caught by me earlier and with the fear and rage in me.

To punish and hurt him then would be unfair to the nature of Sieben the Abyssinian. He could not help himself. After all, in all his eagerness to get to Jackie over my arm, Sieben did not inflict even a tiny scratch on my shoulder or arm.

In sorrow, I decided not to extend friendship between Sieben and Jackie. When Jackie was out with me, Sieben was locked into a room. That was a week ago. And I found my vigilance in locking Sieben up was waning. Let us all hope for the best.

Preparing Jackie for outside.

With the discovery of what really caused that bad wound to Jackie, I believed the flight room was made as safe as I could do that for Jackie. It was a nice surprise to see Jackie now flying to the high level as well to urge me to let him him.



The harness was not made yet. I have not even started on the period of procrastinating.

I resurrected the rod/reel as you had seen used with Riamfada as part of the preparation.

Photos said it better.

More photos in Flickr folder _ Jackie 01 -Bonding







More photos in Flickr folder _ Jackie 01 -Bonding

Jackie taking bath.




The fight with Nasty old Nic.

Sieben was not the only entity tickling the tail of the sleeping dragon.
I did that too the other day. Well into the 2nd week or I might not have survived that tail tickling.

As with many countries that frowned on smoking in public areas, there were some places that you could still light up before going into MRT stations, or on leaving MRT stations and shopping malls.

I went to those areas to see people lighting up to charge up the nicotine level in their bloodstream prior to entering the no smoking zones. The air was permeated with smoke and nicotine. To the point I was getting a charge just by being there. Do recall in the first few days, I even inhaled my ashtray to get a charge.

By the start of the 3rd week, I believed the physical and chemical addiction phase was largely over for me. Nasty old Nic still playing his mind games with me though. Whispering into my mind that I have won and could have that ciggie.

Even knowing how much I spend on ciggies, I was shocked at what I had saved in just that couple of weeks in cold turkeying myself. On 2nd day, I confessed a desire to get nicotine chewing gum and patches. But then being Chinese New Year, all shops were closed as I could not get that. And when shops were opened, I passed that phase and did not need them.

I continued to enjoy the new taste of some of my favourite food that I never tasted before during the decades of chainsmoking. One of the first stall that got revisited by me was the laksa at East Coast Park, together with the delectable satay from a stall nearby.

The wonderful mutton briani with the soup kambing near the Kallang MRT was enjoyed by me.

Even the more humble eating stalls near my apartment were enjoyed by me and my reborn again tastebuds.

My Silkquit meter to date.

Two weeks, one day, 18 hours, 5 minutes and 10 seconds.
819 cigarettes not smoked, saving $389.11.
Life saved: 2 days, 20 hours, 15 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 —


(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

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