Thursday, February 21, 2013


Chipper, our little Bourke's parrot, was all hunkered down on the carpet the other evening, something I'd never seen him do before. Then all of a sudden he flew up to the counter where his cage is, but he had trouble getting up his ladder to the cage. (He won't let me touch him.)

The next morning I called the vet, but they couldn't take him that day.  Now Cliff has taken him for an early morning appointment.  I'll keep you up to date on the results.

Humor --

The Winter Boots
(Anyone who has ever dressed a child will love this)

Did you hear about the teacher who was helping one of her pupils put on his boots? He asked for help and she could see why. Even with her pulling, and him pushing, the little boots still didn't want to go on. By the time they got the second boot on, she had worked up a sweat.

She almost cried when the little boy said, 'Teacher, they're on the wrong feet.'She looked, and sure enough, they were. Unfortunately, it wasn't any easier pulling the boots off, than it was putting them on. She managed to keep her cool as, together, they worked to get the boots back on, this time on the correct feet.

He then announced, 'These aren't my boots.' She bit her tongue, rather than get right in his face and scream, 'Why didn't you say so?' like she wanted to. Once again, she struggled to help him pull the ill-fitting boots off his little feet.

No sooner had they got the boots off when he said, 'They're my brother's boots. But my Mom made me wear 'em today.' Now she didn't know if she should laugh or cry. But she mustered up what grace and courage she had left to wrestle the boots BACK onto his feet again.

Helping him into his coat, she asked, 'Now, where are your mittens?' He said, 'I stuffed 'em in the toes of my boots.'

She'll be eligible for parole in three years.


  1. I hope Chipper is ok. Sending good wishes.

  2. I hope everything's okay with Chipper. And I can just picture Amalie looking out for him--and you and Cliff.