Clear the Shelters

Clear the Shelters, a nationwide pet adoption event, takes place today.
Both Alfie and Ozzie were adopted from the County of San Diego Department of Animal Services.

Sido was adopted from the Free Flight Exotic Bird Sanctuary.

If you’re thinking of adding a pet to your family, please consider adoption. There are many pets in the shelters and rescues who need loving homes.

You can read more about Clear the Shelters here.

On the News

Clear the Shelters Day is tomorrow. Our local news has been promoting the event by sharing photos of viewers’ pets. Of course, I had to send in a photo of Ozzie and Alfie.
Both Alfie and Ozzie were adopted from the County of San Diego Department of Animal Services.

And they made it on the news (video below)! How exciting! If you are thinking about adding a bird to your family, please consider adopting.

 

Budgies on TV

Switched (Season 1 on Netflix)

Outcast student Zenko switches bodies with cute and popular Ayumi. No one believes Ayumi except her friend Kaga. Will Ayumi be able to get her perfect life back?
Who cares! It’s all about Amagase, the budgie. Amagase not only makes the credits, but appears in all 6 episodes of the show.

Amagase was formerly a man who switched bodies with his parakeet after losing all his money/family.Amagase makes an appearance when various characters switch bodies.
Amagase is clearly the star of the series.

Hopefully we will see more of Amagasi if Switched is granted a second season.

Cooper’s Book Report

This month’s book is Friends With Wings by Josie Strummer.

Maria’s 8th birthday present is two budgies she names Sugar and Spice. With her Grandma Nana’s help, she learns how to care for them and teaches them to step up. All is wonderful until Maria’s father accepts a job in another state. Their new apartment doesn’t allow pets, so Maria must leave her beloved budgies behind with Grandma Nana.
Maria misses her budgies. But Mr. Binter, the building superintendent, teaches her about the neighborhood birds and even lets her help fill the birdfeeders. Maria enjoys watching the birds, especially the two wild green parrots who look like large versions of her budgie, Spice. She names her new friends with wings Salt and Pepper.

Cooper enjoyed this book. She was sad that Maria had to leave her budgies behind, but was happy that Grandma Nana was there to look after them. She also liked the brightly colored illustrations (by Amanda Heavey).This book teaches young readers new vocabulary as well as giving them vocabulary and writing exercises to do.

Cooper’s Talent Show

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