budgie1This is a photo of my first Budgie, “Budgie” (such an original name) and neighborhood friend. The quality of the photo is horrible as 1. I took the photo and 2. I was nine when I took the photo (a million years ago).

Budgie was the most wonderful companion. He kept me company when I listened to records or read (he would “turn” the pages). He would fly to my finger and I swear he was potty trained (would fly to his cage to poop). He was a little blue love and I adored him.

How old were you when you brought home your first budgie?

Cooper’s Bloopers

We don’t always get Cooper’s photos right on the first shot*. Here are some pics that didn’t make the cut. Only two this month – Cooper has become quite the professional model.ma* Due to the photographer and through no fault of the model, of course.

Cooper’s Book Report

This month’s book is Remy: A Little Bird with a Big Imagination by Kristin Ludwig.r1Remy is an adorable Pacific Parrotlet who lives in the House of Nubs. Remy was abandoned at the veterinarian’s office. The vet saved his life and found him a new home with The Lady with the Ponytail (Kristin Ludwig), new friend Hoot, Nubs and the rest of the flock. Despite having lost the toes on one foot, Remy is a brave bird with a wonderful imagination. In the book he wonders what the big world is like.r2Cooper highly recommends this book. She thought Remy was courageous and enjoyed seeing his many adventures. The photos (by Kelly Andre) were wonderful and the featured artwork was striking. Most of all, Cooper loved Remy’s sweet and optimistic spirit. She thinks that everyone could benefit by having such an outlook on life.

If you would like to read more about Remy and the flock you can do so at The House of Nubs.

New Toy – September

matIt’s the Mini Activity Wall from Super Bird Creations! I like that I can hook on whatever toys I want. I have a lot of leftover parts from old toys that I can clip on it. sHere’s a pic of Sunny not playing with it.aoAnd one of Alfie and Ozzie, who won’t go near it.cCooper gives her review.

I’m hoping the budgies will work up their courage enough to investigate. Maybe hooking on some marshmallows (birdie kabobs) or millet will entice them. Sigh.