do not foul someone's nest
June 2018 by V. R. Duin


Poor old Molly froze in place
With a shocked expression on her face.
Her sparkling pool was now a wreck,
With boat parts strewn across the deck!

So as to not “foul someone's nest”, Dolly the Parrot joins with bird lovers, bird owners, bird breeders and bird clubs to raise awareness about bird poaching and the illegal trade in wild birds.

Dolly's journey began with wild bird poaching and the illegal trade commerce. This can foul any bird's nest. Her factual information and fanciful glee offer escape from the negativity of rant deliverers.

Birds sing when caged. Maya Angelou wrote a poem, which is shared on I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings. Among other meanings, this poem describes the importance of hope against bad traps.

The deluge of bad press about unpleasant events can foul any nest. Dolly believes friends will work hard to prevent future wild bird poaching and illegal commerce. Future generations should enjoy them in nature.

Dolly works to expand awareness and positivity. Dolly asks that the caging be done for reasonable periods. They need recreational breaks. Birds do not thrive in cages. Slamming cage doors behind them is disrespectful.

Dolly intends to stand out from the negative crowd. Rather than “foul someone's nest”, she will promote only those actions that are positive and good fun for bird owners, bird breeders and the species they love.

Fowl made historic sacrifices, due to their artistry and talent. They suffered death, destruction, disaster and disappearance at the hands of people. People also are the best hope for saving these vulnerable beings.

Birds made and continue to make contributions to science. Birds inspired humans to take to the skies. The Biomimicry Institute reports Beak Design Absorbs High-Energy Impacts, and may be useful for safe vehicle design.

Dolly plans to connect with bird lovers, bird owners, bird breeders and bird clubs. Her missions, co-stars, systems, connections and narratives are intended to create awareness and appreciation for wild and tame birds.

Most pets are raised in captivity. Capturing wild birds is inhumane and often illegal. Dolly is grateful that her unwitting departure from her natural habitat due to illicit bird poaching and trade came to a good end.

Dolly celebrates the company she had during her stay among people. Dolly uses her experience to provide new information, foster past links and expand connections among bird breeders, bird lovers and bird clubs.

Birds' privacy should be respected. Birds require a lot of sleep. Some species can be house trained. Birds are somewhat in control of their bowel movements. They may be taught to release droppings on command.

Bird breeders are good for birds. They help thwart the spread of poaching and trade in wild birds. The benefits of domestically bred, tame birds are many. They could not survive in the wild. Caring trainers protect them.

At the end of three stories, which work together to form a larger one, Dolly returns to her roots. During her stay with positive bird lovers and bird owners, she felt free. Learning to speak like her trainers was fun.

Talking birds offer special insights for problems of illicit bird poaching and commerce. Dolly's journey started with illegal trapping. This website should create informed interactions among people with pets.

Bird clubs and bird breeders are resources for new bird owners. Exotic bird purchasers should confirm prospective pets are domestic. A bird raised and hand fed by a breeder is happier and healthier than an illegal import.

Dolly is opposed to cluttered lifestyles and spaces. Birds live simply and naturally, giving rise to the expression “free as a bird”. John Lennon composed and recorded a song about this. The rest of the Beatles contributed.