Tag: USA

Perkins Arrives

Windblown and somewhat discombobulated, Perkins arrived safe and sound at the Macramé Owl Sanctuary today. His journey began before Christmas when he set out from Valleyford, Washington, USA on one way ticket with only a brown paper bag tied in festive string, and a Macramé Showcase magazine to keep him entertained.

Macrame Owl Perkins

The Macramé Owl Sanctuary Team (MOST) were a bit concerned about delays often occurring when travelling during the holiday season. Over the last week, we had been hearing night time owl hoots in the distance, so we did sense that Perkins was near. Last night’s fierce storms across the United Kingdom caused us considerable alarm. Around midday, the rains subsided, and we searched the area for any sightings. It was then that Perkins was spotted. He had become stuck on one of the nearby fences that had been blown about by the 90km winds.

Perkins at the gateWe are pleased to report that Perkins was immediately admitted to the Macramé Owl Sanctuary.

Despite being rather stiff and stunned, we managed to pry him through the gate.

After a soothing cup of tea indoors, clearly still “out of sorts”, Perkins was left to rest comfortably on the sofa.

Perkins resting

Variety
Whimsical Macramé Owl

Admitted
3 January 2012

Initial Assessment and History
Perkins was discovered nearby the Macramé Owl Sanctuary grounds in a confused state due to a severe storm and several days of sleep deprivation. He was prescribed plenty of bed rest, and is expected to recover from his trying trek within several days.

Read more about Perkins.

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Alfonso’s American Debut

After surviving a long night of hunting in the kitchen area of the Macramé Owl Sanctuary for all things sweet, scrumptious and caffeinated, Alfonso was slightly exhausted this morning.

Alfonso is reluctant to get out of bed

Yesterday was such an exciting day for Alfonso. After being woken up from his usual daytime sleep-a-thon at the unearthly hour of 2pm (UK time), Alfonso was asked to dress up in his most luxurious and colourful Owloween bow tie. He was to appear along with his contemporaries on “Good Day Sacramento” for their Halloween Weekend Special with Cody Stark and Amy Carraba.

Rosemary, Alfonso and Sherman nervously wait in the ‘green room’ prior to going live on air via Skype.

Rosemary, Alfonso and Sherman

Alfonso with his beak in the airUnfortunately, Alfonso was also to appear with the three, slightly weird sanctuary workers, Annie, Zoë and Viv.

In Alfonso’s words “those three cookie gals get in on everything and ride on the back of my up and coming fame”. With this, Alfonso stuck his beak in the air and stayed that way for the remainder of the afternoon.

It has been noticed that he is developing a real attitude of late with all the fame, photographs and celebrity status that is a-knocking at his door! Alfonso was not impressed that jaundiced Skippy muscled in on the action. But that’s life, and Alfonso has to concede that poor Skippy has been through the mill and back since his rescue. Skippy really looks up to Alfonso as well. So eventually, Alfonso forgave Skippy’s impromptu entrance onto the silver screen.

Alfonso gives Skippy some attitude

Alfonso went straight back to his perch after his American television debut. He was absolutely exhausted and decided that a feed of delicious fruity jam preserves, a beakful of cookies, and a steaming cappuccino was the order of the day.

Macrame Owl Alfonso

Following his feast, Alfonso settled down for a long, deep sleep and hoped he would dream about the most exciting night to follow – “Owloween” – the night when Macramé Owls gather and feast on amazing fare and reminisce about days gone by, cheese fondues, and cool Kaftans – Owlsome!

Happy Owloween!

As the trio prepare to go out trick-or-treating, Skippy hams it up by playing dead zombie in the Halloween treat bowl!

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Click here to watch Macrame Owl’s interview on Goodday Sacramento. If you’re in the USA and would like to donate Macrame Owls to the Sanctuary, you can send them to the station care of:

“Cody Stark, Keeper of the Macramé Owls”
2713 Kovr Drive
West Sacramento, CA 95605

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Vivienne Foley, Macramé Owl Rehabilitation Expert (MORE)This guest blog post is
written by Vivienne Foley,
Macramé Owl Rehabilitation Expert (MORE)

Clever Macramé Owl Rescue

Albino Macrame Owls from window

From an upstairs window of her home, Loraine Gliser of Holts Summit, Missouri in the USA, spotted two rather large Albino Macramé Owls taking refuge in a tree in her back garden. With a mixture of alarm and excitement, she carefully ventured near and attempted to coax them down. But they must have been through quite an ordeal as they seemed to be paralyzed by fear and would not budge. She tried to subliminally mesmerize them, yet they remained motionless.

Loraine Gliser attempting to mesmerize the Macrame Owls

They stayed in the tree for quite some time.

Albino Macrame Owls in the tree

After several phone calls to husband Mike Gliser, he was able to rush home to aid Loraine in the rescue. Fortunately, Mike had read up on Macramé handling techniques in the past. Now was his chance to put this knowledge into practice. However, his first attempt received some resistance.

Mike Gliser attempting to rescue Albino Macrame Owls

It was then that the couple realized this pair would need greater persuasion. But what would entice them? Knowing that some species are drawn to shiny objects, Loraine had an idea. Fetching a gleaming green ribbon bow, she flashed it in the direction of the Macramé Owls. Then, holding it behind her back, she pretended to walk away, nonchalantly. Just look how the one on the left is relentlessly staring after her!

Loraine Gliser tempting Albino Macrame Owls with a shiny green bow behind her back!

Well, this worked! Soon, the pair were making themselves very comfortable indoors!

Albino Macramé Owl pair with a shiny green bow

Lavinia Alights

Macramé Owl LaviniaVariety
Elegansh Macramé Owl

Admitted
18 September 2009

Initial Assessment and History
The long awaited Lavinia arrived today from Minnesota, USA requiring some fluffing, but in otherwise stable condition. She is distancing herself from Lawrence, however, we hope this is just initial shyness, and that the two will pair up in due course.

Read more about Lavinia.

Barney Blows In

Macramé Owl BarneyVariety
Plushkin Macramé Owl

Admitted
17 September 2009

Initial Assessment and History
Brother and sister Plushkins Barney and Betty are currently inseparable as they rely on each other for comfort while they settle in, having travelled all the way from Florida, USA. Nervous among their elders, we’re certain they will gain confidence once they find their feet. (They arrived without feet.)

Read more about Barney.

Macramé Owl Barney at his hometown in Florida

Alfonso Arrives

Macramé Owl AlfonsoVariety
Whimsical Macramé Owl

Admitted
4 August 2009

Initial Assessment and History
Alfonso came to us from Brooklyn, NY, USA and his accent is unmistakable! His unique look matches his personality. He’s a very happy-go-lucky chap and has already stolen the hearts of many!

Read more about Alfonso.

Lawrence Lands in Our Hands

Macramé Owl LawrenceVariety
Elegansh Macramé Owl

Admitted
1 August 2009

Initial Assessment and History
Lawrence arrived all the way from Spring Lake, Michigan, USA. He is the finest specimen of Macramé Owl I have ever seen. He has been extremely well taken care of, and no doubt, this has contributed to his calm and gracious demeanor. He is a natural leader among his species with his cool and charismatic confidence. What a treasure it is to make his acquaintance!

Read more about Lawrence.