Thursday, April 22, 2010

New Family Member

New Family Member:

We have decided to bring another bird into our family flock. It was not without plenty of talking out the pros and cons. Percy is his name, a beautiful male cockatiel . He serenades us in the morning with a song and loves to talk also making the cutest kissing sounds.
We have made it through the first week without much trouble. Percy’s cage is next to Rosie's with a few feet between them. The first few days Rosie would sit as far away as possible from her cage hanging out in her tree stand. Rosie would not go in her cage for food instead badgering us for something. In the morning we could see her bring food up from her crop to eat. This went on for three days. Slowly Rosie started going in her cage to eat and will tolerate Percy sharing the tree stand. (this is monitored)
Rosie will now hang out at the very top of her trapeze rope eyeing over all from above! It has been very quiet around here. We shall see what the second week brings.
We are being careful, making Rosie feel like top bird and giving each separate play times.
I miss all the noise!
Percy has no fear. If he gets to close for Rosie's taste, Rosie will thump him in the head. Right now they are both napping on the arm of the couch a foot apart.

If you are interested in Rosie’s book please check out link below.

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Friday, April 9, 2010

Marshmallow who knew?

Marshmallow who knew?

I had been given an assignment of making a birthday cake with marshmallow icing. The marshmallow seemingly being the most important part of the cake.
As usual Rosie was on the counter helping with all, getting in to everything! Rosie seemed fascinated with the marshmallow jar. Once the jar was emptied for the recipe, Rosie took over.
Crawling on top of the jar, licking, tasting and becoming a gooey marshmallow mess.
I can always count on Rosie making the most mundane things fun!
When the icing was made and spread on the cake, it was bath time for the grey one. Even that was fun, water all over the place Rosie and I soaked!
What a goofy bird!

If you are interested in Rose’s book check out the link below.