Meet Zen

Meet Zen

As regular readers may remember, I took in an injured crow last winter with a broken scapula. In spite of intensive medical care, she did not regain flight and so I’m keeping her as my first educational bird. I’ve been slowly building trust with her. She...
Chick Update

Chick Update

Some comings and goings here in Gwen and Stephen’s realm. So where to begin? Bismarck has left to become a child star at a nature center (location to be revealed when I receive clearance from his new retinue of retainers). He has already appeared in public and...
The Diagnosis

The Diagnosis

If you look up “mixed feelings” in the dictionary, I’m pretty sure you’ll find the following conversation: Vet: I got Stephen’s biopsy report back. The good news is that it’s not cancer Me [thinking]: Whoa, wait. If that’s the...
Medical Update

Medical Update

While everyone in Washington is running around reforming health care (or not), the Corvid Affordable Vet Care Act—otherwise known as some generous folks at GoFundMe and my Visa card—has been the focus around here. Whatever those ten essential components to a health...
Continuing Medical Problems

Continuing Medical Problems

  Stephen Crowbert’s tongue is still—to use the accepted medical term—gross. So yesterday it was back to the vet for a four-hour odyssey. Capture time is now closer to 10 minutes than 5, as Stephen’s flying skills and evasive tactics continue to...