Wednesday, July 8, 2009


I had a different post in mind for today, but it is not quite ready. So let's have a look at my cockatiel Pepper.

I'm sure I have mentioned how agile she is, and the fact that her wings are clipped. That doesn't keep her from getting onto and into places that at times I'd rather she didn't.

The other bird, Chipper, is a good deal smaller than Pep, and as a result Chip has a smaller cage. There had been a time when Pepper was forever climbing into Chip's cage to eat his food (same stuff) and Amalie or I would have to chase her out of there. So she knows she is not supposed to get into that cage. As demonstrated by her actions this morning. Wish I had a photo. I looked over to see little Miss Guess Who in the wrong cage. All I said was, "Pepper". A bit loudly. She took one look at me, climbed out, down, and over to her own domain.

One of her favorite items to climb is my walker.
Here she is, almost all the way up.

She's looking pleased with herself as she sits on top of my dresser.
I suspect she got up there by climbing up the walker, and then jumping over to the dresser.

Now she is sitting on top of my clothes hamper. Not too sure how she got there. I suggested to her that she not get down inside, so of course you know what she did. Sorry I didn't get a pic of that.


And here she is climbing up my leg. She will sit on my foot until she sees an opening, and then up she comes. Usually she wants her head rubbed, but occasionally she will turn her head away from me and look at the walker. "I want up there!"

A bit of other fun -

Signs observed in various places

On a restroom door: Toilet out of order. Please use floor below

In a laundromat: Automatic washing machines: Please remove all your clothes when the light goes out

In a London department store: Bargain basement upstairs

In an office: Would the person who took the step ladder yesterday please bring it back or further steps will be taken

In a London office: After tea break staff should empty the teapot and stand upside down on the draining board

Outside a secondhand shop: We exchange anything - bicycles, washing machines, etc. Why not bring your
wife along and get a wonderful bargain?

Notice in health food window: Closed due to illness

Spotted in a safari park: Elephants please stay in your car

Seen during a conference: For anyone who has children and doesn't know it, there is a day care on the 1st floor

Notice in a farmer's field: The farmer allows walkers to cross the field for free, but the bull charges.

Message on a leaflet: If you cannot read, this leaflet will tell you how to get lessons

On a repair shop door: We can repair anything. (please knock hard on the door - the bell doesn't work)

1 comment:

  1. I do believe Pepper ALWAYS looks pleased with herself!