Thursday, September 27, 2007

I have my camera back! I am so excited about this, obviously. I'm starting today's entry with a picture of Beeps. Not for any particular reason, but I think he just takes amazing photos. As I've said before, Calypso, who is much prettier in person, does not appear well in pixels!

I usually don't show too many pictures of the lizards, as they are not too exciting. In fact, I haven't seen Andreas in over a week since he comes out when I'm at work and is in his hide box when I'm home. Elsa is out and moving around much more frequently. Here she is, tunneling under a wood formation we have in her tank:

Don't we just have the most helpful birds ever? Here Beeps is giving Thomas a hand with the crossword puzzle. It looks like he needs help!

This picture is not of the highest quality, but here is Rocky coming to get me. He is walking from our living room into the hallway. You can see that his mouth is open; he is calling my name. Lately, he's been hiding behind that wall and when he hears me walk down the hall, he calls my name and jumps out to get me! Since I laugh and think it's funny (I can't help myself!), I'm encouraging this behavior. I do always carry my step-up stick with me, so I'm not in any danger of receiving a bite as long as I keep my eyes open!

I wrote the other day about Max enjoying the milk out of Thomas's cereal bowl -- here's a picture of Rocky doing the same thing. I may try to capture this on video. Thomas always leaves the spoon in there, and Rocky climbs on the bowl, throws the spoon off in disgust, and then starts drinking the milk.

I'm leaving you with what might be considered parrot porn. I have spoken with some of my parrot-owning friends, and many of them have birds that love their feet. Rocky falls into this category! Apparently there is something exciting about Thomas's feet. I certainly don't see it! But when Thomas is not wearing shoes, Rocky runs over, preens his feet, and often starts regurgitating to them. On more than one occasion, he has ended up with warm, partially-digested food on his foot (but better that than in his mouth -- that's happened as well!)


DweezelJazz said...

I had time today to read more of your blog. I just love it! Thanks for sharing all the joys of your birds and lizards and fun. It's really great, I'll always be looking forward to your next post. :)

Mary said...

Thanks for the nice comment -- you really made my day! When I started this, I didn't know if anyone would read it, but I figured my non-bird friends were getting sick of all of the stories.

Glad you're enjoying it! I just love your blog, too. You are such a talented photographer!!!