My birthday celebration this year had an unusual theme: Search Party! It was partly to keep my spirits up, and partly to recheck the home territory around NE Mission Bay and do another public info push with the regular walkers, joggers, and pet people. I had a table set up on the walking/biking path with the big poster and flyer on display, and stacks of cards and flyers for people to take. I think I’ll do that regularly now, there and at other locations I want to spread the word. Walkers do stop and check it out.
Thanks to all who attended and walked, looked, listened, passed out cards, talked to people, manned the Birthday Cheer table, and kept my day from being a downer. Special thanks to the winning calling team, Princess Jardine and Uh-Oh Lilac Crowned Amazon, and all the other psittacine attendees for making sure Carly would know there was a party going on!
Piper did lots and lots of flying, foraging, whistling and war-whooping, demonstrating who and what we’re looking and listening for. I think he had a great time. He’s in excellent spirits today.
No sightings from the event, but we got more people on the case including 2 new “expert spotters” in high priority areas: parrot people who live on Cowley Way and PB Crown Point neighborhood. Talking to people personally is really important and effective. I truly appreciate the help. I think I’ve talked to more strangers in the last 4 weeks than in the last several years, and it was a nice birthday present to hand off those duties for a day!
Special thanks also to Adrienne Mock for coming up with the idea. And then remotivating me on my blue, blue Monday when I was about to back out. Much appreciated. If anyone took pictures please share on my new Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/FINDCLU
I’d also like to point out new blog pages which can be found under the About Us page. In response to questions from forums and new readers who have learned about Carly recently, there is now
– Carly Lu and Freeflight FAQ
– Carly Lu Missing: INFO
(To be added soon, “Why I Freefly”.)
Thanks again to all my amazing friends — old and new! It’s been a stressful and exhausting time but a tremendous amount of good has come into my life over these weeks too.
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