Thanks for stopping by and yes Merlin is quite the character, he always seems to amaze me. He just turned 8 months, so for a Newfy, at 110#s he still has a long way to go. Duke also has his moments, but he doesn't seem to have the facial expressions Merlin can come up with. You would swear he know what you are talking about, and he thinks about what he can get away with. Funny fur baby.
Thanks for the comment on our STOP Team Blog. In regards to your question about the birds..I have two. The white one is an umbrella cockatoo named Oliver from Australia I believe. There are about 17 different varieties of Cockatoo's and I am not sure if they all hail from Australia.
The Green one Jessie is a yellow headed Amazon and he hails from South America and I believe he is now on the endangered species list.