Cooper’s Bloopers – April

We don’t always get the budgies’ photo right on the first shot*. Here are some pics that didn’t make the cut.

020 009 010 DSC07726bloopDSC07743DSC07791 my favorite – a Cooper photo bomb.* Due to the photographer and through no fault of the models, of course.

Birdie Bread

The last time I went to our local bird store, I saw some bird bread mix and thought I’d give it a try.

bread1The ingredients are: polenta*, whole wheat flour*, yellow corn*, carrots*, sweet potato, blueberries, cherries, coconut, flax seed, buckwheat groats*, quinoa* and Mmmmmmillet*.


b2The recipe called for two eggs, one cup of water and two tablespoons of vegetable oil. Cooper supervised. Or should I say, “Coopervised”?

We used a glass loaf pan. No non-stick pans allowed – teflon fumes are toxic for budgies!

b3Cooper wasn’t too sure about this glop – but into the oven it went for 30 minutes.

eAt first they budgies didn’t know what to make of it. I threw some lettuce in to help tempt them. Sunny was more interested in chewing up the paper plate. Cooper (the finickiest of the flock) was the first to give the bread a try.

e3It wasn’t too long before they all gave it a nibble.

e1e4e2The bread was a success! A good thing, since there’s a lot of it. It stores nicely in the fridge, so the budgies will be having yummy leftovers this week.

ceCooper gives Momma Bird’s Birdie Bread 5 stars!

Movie review – What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

This month’s movie is What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

bjane1What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? The former child star grew up to be a crazy alcoholic has-been who terrorizes her wheelchair bound ex-movie star sister.

bjane2Cooper thought this movie was a bit of campy, creepy fun. When the star of the movie appeared, she was a little nervous for its fate.

bjane3And rightly so.

bjane4Blanche Hudson doll, complete with “din-din”, by Susan Mitchell.