Cooper’s Book Report

This month’s book is How to Heal a Broken Wing by Bob Graham.1On a busy city street, only Will notices a wounded pigeon on the ground. He and his mother pick it up and take it home. Will, his mother and father gently wrap the bird’s broken wing. With the family’s tender care, the days pass and the pigeon heals.2Cooper loved this simple, yet powerful story. She wishes more people were like Will. She thought the illustrations were beautiful and did a wonderful job rounding out the spare text. Her favorite part of the book was when the pigeon was released back in to the wild. And she thought the bird poop on the city statues was amusing.
Cooper highly recommends this book – it’s message of being aware and caring for nature is good for young and old alike.

Sunny Side Up*

eggSunny has been laying eggs. This is her 6th (we’re currently at 7).
It was 12 days between egg 1 and 2. Then they started coming every other day, with 3 days between the last two. She’s been laying at night or in the wee hours of the morning – and from the perch, so they crack when they hit the cage grate. The egg pictured has a crack on the bottom.sunnysuSunny hasn’t been paying attention to the eggs, which is a good thing. We just take them out when we see them. We’re going to rearrange the cage again (and we’ve been limiting their daylight). Hopefully, there will be no more eggs. It’s been a crazy Spring!

*Thanks to Karon (Bert and Ernie’s  human) for the title/Sunny’s new nickname : ).

Cooper’s Cuties

Meet Pippy! Pippy lives with her two humans in the UK.4Pippy was adopted on the May 25, 2015. His favourite toy is his purple and blue cat toy with a bell in it, as it makes lots of noise when he throws it from the kitchen counter top.1Pippy enjoys sitting on a pot in the window of the kitchen playing the echo game. He likes to hear the echo of his own voice when he talks into the pot.5Pippy’s favourite treat is of course millet! But he has been known to steal egg noodles from our plate at dinner time –  and stir fry vegetables! He can be little chatter box. His favourite phrases are, “budgie, budgie bird”, “cute bird”, “beautiful bird” and “what are you doing?”.2 You can follow Pippy on both facebook and Instagram.3

Budgies on TV

Bewitched.bewitched1Ling Ling: season 1 (episode 21)bew2Samantha turns a Siamese cat into a model for Darrin’s new campaign. Of course, hilarity ensues. But who cares!  It’s all about Tweety the parakeet. Mrs. Kravitz, the neighborhood busybody (who can’t be all that bad – she has a budgie) puts Tweety out for a sun bath. When she finds an empty cage, she thinks that Tweety may have become a cat snack. Luckily, Tweety just flew away. With Samantha’s help, Tweety flies back into her cage, and all is well.

Full episode here.