Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Sometimes the fire in the fire stove is lit, like last night. It is warm and cosy then and I like it. I chatter away whilst watching TV and if Mum isn't there, call out to her. She nearly always answers! And I make the noises that Dog Angela makes. (It confuses her.) Last night I watched the swimming, then a quiz, and then a crime TV show. I nibbled a bit of lettuce here and there - it was a nice night.
My top beak is growing quite long again and the bottom bit is starting to grow another fang thing. Oh oh! I foresee another visit to the vet coming up. I wish it wouldn't grow so fast - I do what I can to keep it clear by using my foot and toes as a sort of toothpick. It's only two weeks since the last trim. It's a nuisance. No feathers - well, I feel distinguished - but too much beak is a real hindrance.
Take care everyone!
Friday, March 16, 2007
this time I was awake and knew all about it. I let them know I was not fond
of the process although it did not hurt.
Today my person went shopping. When she got back she apologised they had sold out of my favourite spinach, so she bought lettuce instead. I tried some just now - boy oh boy it is probably better than spinach! Yum yum yum!
It rained a bit last night - I don't remember when that last happened - and I was feeling a bit tired from all the excitement at the vet yesterday, so I stayed in my kitchen cage and snoozed. Mum said it was a good idea as it was not really warm out.
Strange but dog Angela was tired all today as well. Mum said she was, but she made three trays of lasagne so maybe not.
Thursday, March 15, 2007
Once again I was forced into my little cage and taken for a car ride. THAT in itself is not bad. But then, I was back on that table at the vet. She put a towel round me and pulled me out – I clung onto the wire but Mum prised my hands off – oh dear I thought – betrayed!!! And then came some clipper things. Chop! Off came my overgrown top beak – and snip – off came the bottom fang that was growing up on one side. After that was done I was able to get even, and gave both Karen and Mum a good nip. They both said “ouch” so I know I succeeded.
Once back in my cage, and car, I felt safer, and even danced and chuntered away to myself on the way home. That is the third time it has happened now, and as it seems it will be every three weeks or so, I guess I will have to get used to it. Being naked is undignified enough but havi9ng to have your beak chopopped, well, it is really unspeakable. I do like the result though. I can eat more things. Including fingers.
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
My little bunk hole cage is sitting on the floor, and I am left all alone in the big indoor cage. I quite like walking on the flat floor of it, and rip the newspaper (I already knew about newspaper, Bertrand, but thank you anyway for the tip) and go over to big food dishes and water bowls and explore. I was not sure of the black box with shiny hole things pointed at me that made clicking noises, but once it was gone, I was quite happy to be left alone. For a day or two it will be OK – after that it might get boring! I do have a couple of perches in there but for a bit anyway I prefer sitting on the floor – on one leg.
I got a piece of pear to eat, and a tiny bit of crust when Mum had this big plateful of food. I noticed dog Angela got several little bits of pork chop AND a couple of bits of bread. Bertrand, giantess, C1 and C2 - do you get nice food? What is your favourite?
Monday, March 12, 2007
You know I have very seldom sent an email to anyone. So I thought it time to start. Bibbie even has his own blog I note and I don’t want to miss out.
Last night I was on the bed when the passage door was shut. And it stayed shut for quite some time. Bibbie was making up to my mother and I am not sure it is a good thing. He has even started copying the noises I make to him – the cheek of it. He is a young whippersnapper and that is all I will say about him right now – a lady does not speak ill of anyone - not even naked cockatoos.
Last night when Mum sat down for her nice smelling tea of roast vegetables and fish I got my usual dry dog food in a dish. I don’t like fish – but I didn’t get even the plate to lick! For dessert though, Mum had poached quinces with cream and she left me the liquid and some cream which I thoroughly enjoyed. Mum said I obviously like a tipple – didn’t know what that meant but she went on to say there was a splosh of red wine used in the stewing liquid. This morning Mum finished them up, and offered me the liquid again. But I didn’t like it this time – no cream!
It is to be quite hot again today, and I am going to snooze on the bed till Mum comes home from church. We will probably go for a walk then after she has put bibbles out for the day. Afternoon, more like. Still, a leisurely pace suits me right down to the ground – my old bones and joints a=re gettingstiff and creaking these days. No longer can I play all day – I like a run, but get tired very quickly.
I shall now go to have my morning nap
Sunday, March 11, 2007
Whilst I was doing that, I was distracting her from noticing something else I was doing. Earlier, I had tried it out, and distracted her by scratching, cleaning my beak and preening my stubble. I was standing on her hand with half of my foot – when grooming her, I was half on her hand with BOTH feet! And I got away with it. She didn’t notice. I learnt that sort of diversion from the cat in the house where I used to live. It used to sit and wash when embarrassed or anything. I bossed that cat about but the dog here is a bit big I think. Still, we are getting there. Seems us animals can learn from one another. Wonder when the dog will say “Hello Cocky”? Might take a while.
Oh – I get a dish of fruit and vegetables these days. I eat the spinach, and the apple – I eat the apple off the skin now, in big chunks – and pick the other things over without eating them really. Throw them out sometimes. And I am climbing outside the little safe house cage now though I try not to let anyone see me.
Bye for now folks
Saturday, March 10, 2007
Here you can see the Angela dog sniffing at me.
Oh, I keep getting asked for kiss. People say “Give’s a kiss”, screw up their faces and make these smack smack smack noises. Well, I have to get to know them before I will dispense such pleasures, don’t I! but I did put my beak on Mum’s nose yesterday… we breathed on each other. Nice.
Thursday, March 8, 2007
Tomato I find is pretty to look at and has some sort of sloppy seeds in it. The seeds don’t crack like all seeds should, but for all that, the gooey bit surrounding them is quite tolerable. Apple – well, no longer does it have to be so finely cut up. I made a pig out of myself with apple this morning! .
I love spinach leaves, as they look like leaves on trees and grass. I was never able to eat those, but spinach.. yum! A couple of leaves in the morning, a couple at night, and not every day, but mostly they are lovely. I notice sometimes they are laid out on perches and sticks and ladders in my big cage – usually I can reach them, with an effort, without moving out of my cage or it’s perch out front of it.
In three days, I have eaten a whole small apple. All by myself! I had a bit of banana too. It was sticky and I hated it being on my beak. Mum wiped it off for me. I would not pick it up, nor the tomato – but I grab at spinach and apple once I have tasted them
Tuesday, March 6, 2007
Here is a recent 'full frontal' of me. Notice especially my lovely beak and claws. I am sure you will notice that my beak trim has done wonders for me. The manicure too, but it is not so noticeable. Actually I think my beak has grown back a little, but it is still much more usable as a tool than it was.