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Bird Toon of the Day - May 16, 2015

Another one-shot (at least I think it is) ... from everything I've been able to find online the artist does cartoons and other drawings and the Cleveland humor newspaper The Funny Times published this one of hers from 2007 in their February 2008 issue.  In any event, I have not found anything else bird-related from her.

Bird Toon of the Day - May 15, 2015

Today's toon is Mutts from July 2, 2011.  I have several "sets" of strips that ran as story arcs which I want to include but wonder what is preferable ... run them one at a time over consecutive days (as I did back around post #6) or run them one below the other in a single post (giving you all of them at once but using up my archive stock a little sooner).  Your comments are welcomed.

Matching Gift Event - May 13, 2015 - Final Status

YOUR collective generosity has resulted in $7,050 in donations, with an additional $1,826 in matching funds - enough to pay for about half a month's vet bills!  All of our volunteers - and certainly our birds - thank you!

If you happen to be in the San Francisco Bay Area on June 7, consider joining our Annual Spring Fling - an informal lunch and meet-and-greet for all of our supporters.  We'd love to see you! 

Matching Gift Event - May 13, 2015 - ALL DAY - Status

matching gift opportunity is underway NOW, Wednesday, May 13, untill 9 pm Pacific - and Mickaboo's birds are asking for your help.  So far we have raised about $6500 through your collective generosity to be matched.

If you have not yet donated - it's not too late! GlobalGiving will match ALL of your online donations, up to $1,000 per donor per project., until 9 pm Pacific. We will announce the result on this blog on Thursday, May 14.

Please use this matching gift opportunity to help our rescued birds heal and find permanent, loving homes.

Matching Gift Event - Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - ALL DAY

matching gift opportunity is underway NOW, Wednesday, May 13, 6 am - 9 pm Pacific - and Mickaboo's birds are asking for your help.Budgie Gang

Why should anyone care about these birds? To answer that question, one of our adopters/volunteers told us about two of her parakeets, Miracle and Poppy.  Miracle flew like a rock - meaning straight down to the floor. 

"Well, today Miracle found himself on the floor again and when I didn't notice him right away, Poppy got to a spot on the outside of the cage where he could see Miracle and also get my attention with his chirping and acrobatics.  Once he knew I was watching him, he switched his focus toward the floor, knowing I'd follow his gaze.  Miracle stepped up to my hand from my floor and Poppy then watched him non-stop until I got him back to the cage.

Why do we save them?  Because they are intelligent, thinking companion birds who deserve it ... even when not physically perfect."

YOUR financial help is what makes the Mickaboo miracle happen. Your donation on Wednesday, May 13 before 9 pm Pacific will go further! GlobalGiving will match ALL of your online donations, up to $1,000 per donor per project. The exact matching percentage depends on how much GlobalGiving collects in total, for all of its nonprofit partners.  We will announce the result on this blog on Thursday, May 14.

Please use this matching gift opportunity to help our rescued birds heal and find permanent, loving homes.

Bird Toon of the Day - May 11, 2015

Six Chix' Rina Piccolo's take on the typical nature tour/documentary narrative, from April 30, 2014. Information about this unusual daily comic strip after the jump:

Six Chix is a unique entry to the comics pages; it is a collaborative effort of six woman cartoonists who each draw one strip on a specific weekday (Isabella Bannerman on Mondays, Margaret Shulock Tuesdays, Rina Piccolo Wednesdays, Anne Gibbons Thursdays, Benita Epstein Fridays, and Stephanie Piro Saturdays) with the Sunday edition rotated between them so each does one per six-week period.

I have a handful of bird-related Six Chix strips in my archives. Bannerman does a lot of "play on word" strips which feature the occasional parrot; Shulock often does strips on outdoor birds and sometimes ventures inside pet shops for her humor; Piccolo likes to play off of cliches and sayings, which bring birds in once in a while; and the others are few and far between on bird-related strips.  Still, a toon is a toon!

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