Skittles, my scarlet macaw, went to the bird rescue today. With our trip to the beach for a week, the wedding, the week before the reception, my surgery, and weeks of rehab we felt it was best. The house will be strangely quite. Skittle's was here 8 years and was a buddy. But the rest of the family could not interact with him and it would be just to dangerous for them to care for him alone over the next 11 weeks. Betty will take wonderful care of him, and I don't have to worry about someone getting hurt.