This month’s book is Mimi and Maty to the Rescue! – Book 3: C.C. the Parakeet by Brooke Smith.Mimi, an official animal rescuer, starts her first day of second grade. It has its ups and downs. One of the downs is leaving her three legged dog, Maty, at home. So Mimi is excited when it’s “bring your pet to school day”.
One of the pets, parakeet C.C., flies out of an open window after being startled by one of the students. Mimi and Maty are quick to help and use their ingenuity and knowledge of parakeets to find C.C. Cooper loved this book. And not just because it featured a blue budgie… She thought the illustrations (by Alli Arnold) were cute. She liked the story Mimi’s mother told about her pet parakeet (flying into a toilet!) and the parakeet facts that Mimi uses to find C.C.
The end of the book has photos of the real Mimi (the author’s daughter) and Maty. Mimi created the site Freekibble, which feeds meals to homeless pets at shelters across the country. Maty is a Humane Society goodwill ambassador and visits schools and groups to educate people about animal safety.
3 years ago we brought home our little Ozzie from the animal shelter.Ozzie in 2013.Here he is in 2014.And here he is today.I have so much love for this little guy. He is such a good-natured, chatty little fellow. He is friend to all and a great alpha male to the flock. You couldn’t ask for a better budgie.
Happy anniversary Ozzie – we love you!