I took 64 birds to auction this morning, left the house just before 6am (ugh!). Maybe a dozen were old breeding stock birds that didn't do me much good, and all the rest were youngsters. It's SO nice to get rid of extra birds! The Creles are gone, and I don't regret it one bit.
I came back home and crashed on my bed with the two cats for about 45 minutes, and then JJ came over for Dusty's first training session. Just worked on some desensitizing and backing up today, and lunged him because I was curious to see what his gaits were like (pretty normal, but a little different..) But at least now I can show you a picture, since J brought her camera! I trimmed his mane a few days ago. It's a wee bit hunter-jumper-ish right now but it's a vast improvement over how it did look.