Now I Have One

About 11 or 12 years ago I had a Cockatiel.   He was given to me by a friend.  He became a part of our family quickly.  He used to "preen" us and he'd get on our shoulders and peck lightly on our cheeks and ears until we'd turn to give him some kisses.  If he thought we weren't paying enough attention to him while we were at the table, he'd fly onto the table and "strut his stuff" until we'd start talking to him or make a fuss over him.  He never did get on the table when there was food on it, though.  Whenever one of the girls or myself would come out of the bathroom with a towel on, he'd give us big ol' wolf whistles.  We'd tell him "Thank you!"  One day I found him lying dead in the bottom of his cage.  We sure do miss him.

In 1999, I had a pair of Parakeets given to me.  She was three and he was one.  The female died in 2003 after trying to lay.  I'm not sure what had gone wrong.  My guy got me another female just after that.  She ended up having babies, but they died.  I think my grandsons handled them when I wasn't looking.  Anyway, that female died.  A yellow Parakeet flew into our garage, and my guy brought him in and put him in the cage.  About six months ago my original male died.  So, now all I have is the one that showed up in the garage.  (We think he is one that "escaped" from my bro & sis-in-law's house nearly a year before.

I love to hear them chirp and "sing".  The one I have left sounds like he's carrying on conversations with the birds outside.  I'm sure that's what he's doing since he's so lonely without a cage mate.  I plan to get him one hopefully in the near future.

silvermystics silvermystics
51-55, F
May 29, 2007