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.
Ozzie Bear would like to tell you a joke!
“How do you catch a unique budgie? Unique up on it!
How do you catch a tame budgie? Tame way. Unique up on it!”
Look who is 5(ish)!
Felix with his new toy.
And with the birthday millet. Yum!
Happy hatchday Felix – we love you!
Cooper was trying to take a bath in her water cup while I was cleaning the cages, so I set a little dish of water out for her. She didn’t quite make it all the way in, but seemed to enjoy her “bath”.
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.