Lumpy's greatest passion in life was turning her
home into her nest... and such a creative, colorful one it is!! It is built of plastic
drinking straws of every color, HUNDREDS of them, with dozens of Quaker feathers
intertwined. Three favorite toys are woven into the walls too. She and her Masterpiece are
on display at Jon-Mark's Quakerville website...
July 19, 1997 I arrived home with my unweaned baby Quaker,
Rascal... he and Lumpy met 3 months later after quarantine time expired. They grew to be
great companions, as long as they were 4 feet apart from each other. His presence helped
pull her out of her nesting obsession.
On Sunday, February 14, 1999, Lumpy became sick. We took
her to the emergency clinic, but a half hour after our arrival, she made her final flight
out of this world.