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  •  and for the years to come, you will still smile, (20+ / 0-)

    much as i do when remembering my first keet, tweetie (i know, i know - but that WAS decades ago!)

    he loved to ride on the flatcar of my electric train (which we always set up just for him to turn and circle under the coffee table).  he would ride and sing and bob his head until he jumped off and would run DIRECTLY in front of the engine, clearing his tailfeathers by less than an inch - THEN he would jump back on the flatcar and derail the train and LAUGH AND LAUGH AND LAUGH!!!!  we'd set the train back on its tracks and he'd do it again - for hours!

    birds have the most fun personalities and the funniest sense of humor.  

    ella shows in her picture the wise and intelligent brain behind that bird!

    Is GlowNZ back yet?

    by edrie on Sun Dec 25, 2011 at 09:30:13 PM PST

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      •  i do believe it. (7+ / 0-)

        when i lived in nyc, i saw the neighbors trying to catch a flyaway budgie - the little bugger flew up to the 11th floor of the building next door and lighted on the sill, exhausted.  i had the doorman call and ask the woman who lived there if i could come up and try to rescue the little budgie.

        when i got to her floor, she was standing with the door open going "OW! OW! OW!!!" - she'd opened the window and simply picked him up - to wit, he started chomping her finger!  she wouldn't let go, though - so i took him and took the subway to china town (it was very late, but i knew the shops would be open) where i bought him a cricket cage and larger bamboo 4 story birdhouse.

        named him "sweeney bird, the demon budgie with fleet feet" -after my favorite musical, sweeney todd, the demon barber from fleet street.

        eventually, he was joined by the entire cast - beedle bambird, toby, etc.  - my bedroom was home to 12 budgies all flying free because they kept eating their way out of the bamboo cage.

        loved it!

        Is GlowNZ back yet?

        by edrie on Sun Dec 25, 2011 at 11:45:32 PM PST

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