Today marks the 12th anniversary of Cooper’s blog.

We brought Cooper home in August 2011. It didn’t take long to realize what a special little budgie she was – so I decided to share her photos and antics on this blog.
Cooper wants to send her love and thanks to all of her friends who stop by to see what she and the flock are up to.

Turkey Time

Cooper has a shop on Redbubble. She donates what she makes (after Redbubble takes its cut) to her favorite bird rescues. This is the fourth year she will be adopting a turkey through Farm Sanctuary.

This year Cooper adopted Thelma.

You can read more about Farm Sanctuary here.
Cooper recommends skipping the turkey this Thanksgiving. It’s all about the sides anyway.

Thanksgiving is coming…

Time to set the table!

Tablecloth – Spoonflower

Centerpiece (with millet) – Martha Stewart

Candle holders – Solvang Antiques

Linen napkins – Spoonflower

Budgie drinking glass – WonderfulDreamPicture on CafePress

Budgie pitcher – Antiques Atlas

Budgie wine glass – Painted Parrot

Wine Chiller – Janicke Johansen  Society 6

Side plate – Cath Kidston

Dinner plate – Amazon

Platter – Anna Read

Serving bowl – Marigold and Lettice

Salt and pepper shakers – Cath Kidston

For dessert – ice cream bowl

Espresso cups – Helen Harrison

To wash the dishes – dishtowel by Elisabeth Wing

The Great American Smokeout…

…is today!
If you smoke, Cooper hopes you are trying to quit. You can do it!
Here are some relics from the past. Cooper hopes smoking will someday also be a thing of the past.

Dunhill lighter

Wembley Ware ashtray

Henry Clifford Davies cigarette case

George V Continental cigarette case

Cigarette case from the 1930s/40s

Players Cigarettes Collectible Cards