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Elizabeth Skelton

"Be the Change you wish to see in the world!"

Alexandria, VA, USA
female, age 18
single
Speaks: English and a little Spanish
Joined Sep 4, 2007
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Recently I wrote some haiku poetry about each of my pets, including Blizzard the cockatoo in foster care and the late Fia.

Blizzard
Digging through the bowl
Seeds scatter like drops of rain.
Almond, prized treasure found.

Friday
Splitter, Splatter Splish
Water splashes from the dish.
Bathtime for Friday!

Fia
Slipping through the brush,
Silent, then: tap at the dish
Sprint for tuna bliss

Sasha
Run, leap, twist, caught it!
Slobbery orb, golden fur
Tennis ball is life





I am the youngest volunteer of the Phoenix Landing Foundation, an organization for parrots (welfare, education, adoption, etc)


The Last Macaw  a poem by Elizabeth Skelton

Slowly flying through the late day sky,
On great blue wings the last macaw does fly

Vainly calling for a companion,
He soars above the river canyon

Shelter is scarce and so is food;
The city has taken over the wood.

Sad and lonely the great bird sighs
gliding off beyond the skies.

A terrible thing, we humans have done;
The last one vanishes in the setting sun
 
Personal Professional Contact Singles
Joined Sep 4, 2007 Activist Aspirations Casual 
Here for Meeting Friends, Support a Cause 
Group Host of none yet
Groups Avian Haven, National Audubon Society, Welfare of Parrots in the World
Hometown no particular hometown 
Homepage http://www.care2.com/cheekygalah  
Birthday Sept 30, 1995  
Languages English and a little Spanish  
About Me I am a tomboy; I love exploring creeks and woods, I like to play cops and robbers and capture the flag and hide and seek, I climb trees, and between 30 and 40 people have mistaken me for a boy since I cut my hair in May. (Which used to be down to my waist) I also hug trees. I am obsessed with parrots, and I have started volunteering with the Phoenix Landing Foundation
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  Lifestyle
Pets Senegal Parrot, Friday, Sasha, golden retriever  
Activist Aspirations Casual
Political Leaning Moderate
Religions Christian-Unitarian  
Eating Habits All natural, for the most part  
Wild Fact About Me Sometimes I shamelessly hug trees :)
My Philosophy Work hard, play hard, eat healthy food that tastes good, be nice to everyone and every thing, show compassion, and live like there's no tomorrow!
What Gives Me Hope
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by
What/who changed my life and why a book called "Junkyard bandicoots, tails of endangered species" That is where I first learned about people who trapped macaws and sold them as pets. I think that was the basis for my passion now.
What Bugs Me  
Passions parrots!  
Inspirations  
What Scares Me spiders, but it's getting better  
  Favorites
Role Models My Mom and Dad, Jane Goodall, Mother Teresa, Rosa Parks, Helen Keller, Clara Barton, Sojourner Truth, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony  
Quotation "Well behaved women rarely make history"

"Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But then I repeat myself" Mark Twain
Interests dog agility and tracking in my yard, political humor, ecology, wildlife  
Books The Thief Lord, The Bartimaeus Trilogy, Journey to the River Sea, The Mysterious Benedict Society, The Celestine Prophecy, Harry Potter Series  
Music Seals and Crofts, Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker 1812 overture, Vivaldi, Capitol Steps, Helen Reddy  
Movies National Treasure-both, Paulie  
TV Shows  
Favorite Foods CHOCOLATE! NOW!, grapes, pasta  
Favorite Places hanging upside down esp from monkey bars, In a tree, the creek near my house, Australia  
Can't Live Without sleep, nature, freedom, animals, sunshine, music, friends and family, laughter, air, water, food  
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Elizabeth's Photos

Juvenile magpie

Crested pigeons

Sulphur crested cockatoo
13 photos, 2 albums »
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    Sep 26, 2008 2:03 PM

    Rebecca W. (1160)
     
    ELIZABETH
    Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time. ~Jean Paul Richter~
    May your birthday take flight and bring you much laughter,
    and fill your memories with mirth from now to hereafter! ~Becca~

    Jan 9, 2008 3:02 AM

    Kitty M. (19)

    Maybe more so.....Love your FID!


    Dec 7, 2007 12:54 AM

    Rebecca W. (1160)
    Creating a Christmas Tree
    HAVE A WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS AND HOLIDAY SEASON!!!
    FROM MY FAMILY TO YOURS....
    Becca


    Nov 23, 2007 5:49 PM

    Rebecca W. (1160)
    Have a terrific Friday
    and a very cool weekend!! 
    I hope your Thanksgiving was great!!!
    Becca
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    Nov 14, 2007 1:09 AM

    Rebecca W. (1160)
    Thank You for the birthday comment!!
    Have a great week and a lovely and blessed Thanksgiving!!
    Becca
    Have a Beary Happy Thanksgiving

    Nov 2, 2007 1:39 AM

    Rebecca W. (1160)
    I wish you my dear friend a wonderful Friday and
    lovely weekend ahead!!  
    Becca
    Rose Angel

    Oct 24, 2007 12:13 AM

    Rebecca W. (1160)
     
    Shadows of a thousand years rise again unseen,
    Voices whisper in the trees, "Tonight is Halloween".~Dexter Kozen
    Happy Halloween logo
    Pumpkin Skull

    Oct 24, 2007 12:12 AM

    Rebecca W. (1160)
    I am very glad you are my friend!
    I hope you have a great week!
    Becca


    Oct 20, 2007 2:44 AM

    Elizabeth S. (5)
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    Oct 19, 2007 2:01 AM

    Elizabeth S. (5)
    My nickname is Polly Parrot
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