Haha David!! Bogie is such a character. Your stories make me smile
There's really nothing like caring for over 100 birds for a week. I dice about a kilogram of fruits and veggies every morning for the parrots and cockatoos alone! And then there's the sweet and sticky syrup stuff I make for the lorikeets, feeding live worms and other crawlers to the birds in the "free flight garden" and a bazillion kinds of seeds for all of them.
Oh and cleaning up after all their feathery butts.
I do love them all, though it doesn't help that my MBS is much, much worse now thanks to this work