Movie Review

This month’s movie is March of the Penguins.mopSince it’s March, Cooper decided to review March of the Penguins. This documentary depicts a year in the life cycle of the emperor penguin. mop1The penguins leave their ocean hunting grounds and trek 70 miles to their breeding grounds. There they mate, and the female lays an egg. The male and female take turns watching the chick and making the journey back to the sea to feed. All the while they must brave freezing temperatures, blizzards, hunger and predators.mop2This was an educational and entertaining film. The cinematography was beautiful and Morgan Freeman was the perfect narrator. There were some heartbreaking moments in the movie – not all the penguins survived. What these penguins have to overcome is amazing. Cooper’s favorite part of the film were the baby chicks – they were adorable. She thinks that penguins are fascinating (almost as fascinating as budgies) and highly recommends this film.

#SkipTheGift #Easter

Every Spring hundreds of pets such as birds, rabbits, hamsters, chicks, and more, are abandoned by families who tire of them after the thrill of Easter Sunday is over. Cooper is helping NUBS ( to spread the word to “skip the gift” of pets as Easter presents.skipthegiftcooperBy posting the hashtags #skipthegift and #Easter into your facebook newsfeed today (March 29) between 4:00 – 8:00pm CST, you can join with hundreds of others to get the word out to thousands, and maybe even millions, of Facebook users.cooperskipthegift1It’s easy – just type #SkipTheGift  #Easter in your facebook newsfeed today, and help to spread the word!

Thanks, from Cooper and Nubs : ).

Cooper’s Book Report

This month’s book is Did You Know I Love You? by Christa Pierce.b1In Did You Know That I Love You?, Bird lets her friend Fox know how much she loves him. Through her kisses, hugs and even a mug of warm tea, Bird shows Fox that her love is “for you, and it will always be.”b2Cooper thought this book, with its bright, whimsical illustrations, was very sweet. She was very happy to see the star of the book was a little blue bird. Cooper recommends this book to anyone looking for a story of friendship and unconditional love.

New Toy – March

This month’s toy is “do it yourself”!footieI took apart a kabob (or marshmallows, as we call them), and used some leather cord and plastic beads (leftovers from past toys) and strung them together to make footie toys. Instead of one toy that the budgies fight over, I have several footie toys. Everyone gets their own! coopsThey still squabble over the same one though. Sigh.oztoyOzzie’s birthday toy finally arrived in the mail. It’s the “small jellyfish” by Lucky Bird Toys.