This month’s book is That Quail, Robert by Margaret Stanger.Cape Cod, 1962 – on finding an abandoned quail egg, Thomas and Mildred Kienzle bring it home. After washing and disinfecting it, they leave it on a counter as a decoration. Soon, Robert the quail emerges and becomes a cherished member of the family. The book is written by Margaret Stanger, their neighbor and quail sitter.
Robert’s antics and personality make her a local and later, national celebrity. Thousands of people would visit the Kienzle’s to meet Robert. From swallowing one of Mildred’s diamonds to taking a bath in the broccoli and cream sauce at a dinner party, Robert is always entertaining. Cooper thought this book was sweet and charming and thinks that we should adopt a quail or two. Her favorite part of the book was when Robert proved she was female by laying an egg.
Our budgies love chew logs. Harry takes off the twine and fastens the log to a piece of wood with a screw. This way, it’s stable and more of the birds have access.
CooperOzzieLera and CoopieEmmy does her partTeamwork!Ozzie and EmmyOzzie is a chewing machine.The flock goes through a log pretty quickly (and make a huge mess).The beginnings of the mess. I think I swept up at least 5 times that day.
It’s a budgie charm from Whimsy & Pop on Etsy.It looks like Sunny. I’ll probably make it into a necklace : ).
Meet Gizmo (right) and Tobias (left)!Gizmo and Toby live in Western Australia.Gizmo’s favourite toy is his bell, he likes to stick his head up it and wear it like a hat to snooze. If he gets in trouble, he hides his head in the bell thinking if he can’t see me then I can’t see him. We play lots of games with his bell too.Toby on the other hand loves his mirror. He is a vain little boy and loves nothing more than to sit in front of the mirror talking to himself. He wolf whistles every time I walk into the room which makes me laugh. He & Gizmo are the best of friends.Gizmo has his own facebook page. You can see more photos and watch videos of Gizmo and Toby here.