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Meet Ladybird, the Cockatiel

Hello again, everyone!

Now for a proper introduction to another of our furry— or rather feathered— friends. This is Ladybird, my female cinnamon Cockatiel. She is approx. 8-9 years old and was given to me by a friend who was moving. I’ve owned her for about a year now, I believe it’s been. Now these aren’t the best photos of her but I’ll try to get more of her sometime. I had never owned a Tiel, as they are affectionately called, before but when I was about 7-8 years old, our parents bought me and my sisters each a budgie. J. G., my older sister, and I both had blue males; and P. C. my younger sister, had a green female whom she dubbed Tweety. Mine was named Stuart Little. They were by no means tame but I loved to watch them and listen to them. Tweety was constantly picked on by the other two and she died after a year. Stuart lived a bit longer and he was with me for about 2 1/2 years. J.G.’s reached the ripe old age of 5.

I had studied Cockatiels for some time before my friend asked me if I would like to give Ladybird a home. As you can imagine, I was ecstatic when my parents said that yes I could give her a home. So that’s how Ladybird came to be with me. She’s a very, very, VERY sweet bird and would like nothing better than to cuddle with you. She’s very tame but she does have her off days now and then. Her favorite toys are papers to shred; and her favorite thing to do is ride around on my dad’s shoulder and have her head scratched. Another of her favorite things to do are taking showers and staring at herself in a mirror, admiring her smooth feathers. She lets you know when she’s done with her food bowl by un-hooking it off the bars and chirping loudly. Her favorite treat is millet. Ladybird also likes spending her spare time watching the fish in the tank and exploring the bedroom floor when the dogs aren’t around. My friend’s mom said Ladybird can say “I love you” but I haven’t heard her say it yet, and she can do “Yoo-hoo” and wolf whistles. And here she is! Miss Ladybird!

Tell me I’m beautiful!

What’s this? A speck of dust on my perch! Quick somebody clean it up!

Ah, thank you. Now I can sleep in peace. Now if you’ll just cover my cage, I’d be indebted to you, my good lady.

~ P. H. Burdette

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Rotlich? Grunlich? I Haven’t Decided Yet!

Okay so here’s the deal with the title. My mom STILL can’t make up her mind on what to name her fish. I keep tellin’ her name him Mr. Lovewell, so I think she’s startin’ to lean toward that. But a lady named Rebecca who commented before suggested one that I really like and that’s Rotlich, which means readdish in German. My mom says I’m Scottish but I like the German language. 🙂 While she’s thinkin’ about the name, I snuck on the computer to show you guys some new pictures of the fish. (Golly, it’s hard to type with paws as big as mine!)

Preeettyyyy! Mom says he’s a dragonscale betta.

Could he be a feathertail betta?

AUUGHHHHHHHH!!! …..Oh geez! He scared me half to death! I thought aliens were invading! (Maybe I’ve been watching too much Twilight Zone) Hey! Maybe we oughta name him Rod Serling!

Hmmmm…you kinda get used to that scary beard after awhile….

And finally, here’s picture my mom took of the fish’s home (A 3 gallon Critter Keeper). I like water, but I wouldn’t to live in it. Sherlock said he was goin’ to liberate the fish. What’s liberate mean?

I hope ya’ll enjoyed the pictures! 🙂 Oh yeah and my mom took those pictures not me. I haven’t got the hang of gettin’ my dew claw around so I can push down on the shutter button.

~Dixie, the Golden Retriever

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Dixie’s Photoshoot

The other night, Dixie was in a photo shoot mode where she would pose and stay there waiting for the camera shutter to click. So this post is just a bunch of pictures of my little Dixie Cup.

How’s this pose?

How bout this one?

Ah! Here we go! I got it, ma! The old “Lonely Pooch Awaiting Master” pose!

Okay, mom….that’s-that’s enough…so tiiirrred…….zzz…..zz-zz-huh…Being beautiful is so tiring!

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