Monday, October 16, 2006

Birthday and Birds

Busy weekend, but we had lots of fun!!!

The birthday party was a success - we had just the right number of kids for complete insanity without major destruction. :-)
The kids had a great time being kids, and it was fun to watch them.

After the party, we went out to eat and on a ghost tour with our family who was here for the weekend. The ghost tour was interesting - we'd never done one. Cool stories. And we love spending time with this family group - they're awesome!!!

We have two new members of the household family now - they were rescue birds, and needed a little more time and attention than my family felt they could give them among their other birds, and they know I'm a "bird person", and have really missed having my "big" birds, so this was a perfect match! Bandit is a little Goffin's Cockatoo who was plucking his feathers, and will need extra TLC, but is a sweet, cuddly, funny little guy. All he wants is to be held & petted. He has the typical Cockatoo clown personality. Very entertaining. Marley is an African Grey, which are my favorite parrot - they're brilliant birds. He lets me scratch his head & pet him already, even inside his cage, so we're already becoming buddies. He talks up a storm, and of course makes all sorts of sounds. He has an entire one-sided phone conversation, from ring to hangup, too - it's a crackup!

Here are some pictures of our new babies:

After some time, Bandit should stop plucking and grow his feathers back, so he won't be half-naked! He's still a beautiful baby, though! And see how gorgeous Marley is? :-)


Blogger Mr. Fabulous said...

Pretty birdie! Pretty birdie!

10/16/2006 6:56 PM  
Blogger Just-Me-Jen said...

They're wonderful! :-)

10/18/2006 6:36 AM  
Blogger Ordinary Janet said...

They're just gorgeous, and that one-sided phone conversation thing sounds hilarious! Better watch what you say around that bird-it might repeat it!

10/18/2006 6:56 PM  
Blogger Just-Me-Jen said...

I know it - it's like having a toddler!
I haven't heard it yet, but they told me the Grey does say "bullshit!" - LOL

10/20/2006 6:54 AM  
Blogger Ordinary Janet said...

well, that's better than the F word!

10/21/2006 11:07 AM  
Blogger Just-Me-Jen said...

LOL - Much!!! :-D

10/21/2006 7:10 PM  

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