Saturday, April 23, 2005

Besides Crochet....

I have pets. Who am I kidding? I have LOTS of pets. Today I spent most of the day tending to my birds (there are 9 of them - oh yes, n-i-n-e). Anyway, the weekends are heavy cage cleaning days. I wash all of the bowls, cage grates, guano residue off of the cage facades. My birdies have free run of our home from about 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm nightly so there is always bird, um, err, residue to clean up.

I love these little winged creatures. They are an insanely happy, chattering flock that love nothing more than to sit on our shoulders, pick morsels off of our dinner plates, pull the evil yarn from my hands so that they may have their heads massaged and will wing-wrestle one another to be the first in the shower with any human who will have them!

As I said before, we have several birds: three cockatiels, three budgies, one rosy bourke (Australian grasskeet), one Senegal parrot and a rescued white dove (who is madly in love with the rosy bourke parakeet). Today I introduce you to my three darling cockatiels:

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Shadow

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Petey

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and Stormy!

4 comments:

Debi said...

Love your birds! I bet it's like the Amazon, without the rain.
They are truly beautiful.

~drew emborsky~ said...

Thank you for sharing your feather babies. They are wonderful! How do you get them back in the cage at 8:30???

ladylinoleum said...

My well-behaved birds put themselves back in their cages when we turn the lights low. There is only one that requires my finger as an escort...lol.

~drew emborsky~ said...

"I'm not picking my nose Mom!! This booger requires an escort...."