I honestly wish I could remember the name of every friend I have had. But I cannot. We have had several pets in our family over the years, and I cannot remember them all. Paula mentioned parakeets, the other day I had a couple of those they were entertaining, I do not remember their names.
(The pug says, now I don’t dare scratch!)
I do remember that the band above the beak is blue on the male and pink on the female(I think) . That always amazed me as a kid, because I knew people dressed boys in blue and girls in pink, and thought it was neat that God had labeled the parakeets that way. Paula never mentioned if she got the parakeet of hers to talk, I never did, and it upset me.
(This looks like my grandson Luke and MJ)
Once I saw a parakeet in the wild, and wondered how long it had survived. I figured it had escaped its cage, I remember smiling and thinking how good he must feel. But now I think, he might have felt lost.
I had a Crow once also, I tried to teach it to talk, had the same results, nada. I liked to catch small snakes. I never played with them out of their jars, but mama made me get rid of them. The poisonous ones she told me to kill, but I just turned them loose and told them not to bite anyone.
Only had one cat. Tom was just a cat (What ever that means.) I once watched Tom play with a mouse he had caught. Tom had no idea I was watching from the window just above him. I found myself pulling for the mouse but the little fellow did not have a chance. The family dog was Bingo at that time. The dog and cat got along fine and until I was about 3, these were my best friends. At age 4 we moved. Tom went with us, but he returned across country (many miles) to our previous home. I got mad at Tom, liking the old house better than me. So it was me and Bingo.
Of course by this time I noticed I had an OLDER sister, who became my friend and played with me. She taught me to ride a bicycle. We lived in the country then, it was mostly Shirl & me to play. It was okay, having an older sister (wink, more on Shirl later!)
(Me, Bingo and Shirl)
Thanks for stopping by the log.
I love this quote:
I’ve gone into hundreds of [fortune-teller's parlors], and have been told thousands of things, but nobody ever told me I was a policewoman getting ready to arrest her.
—New York City detective
Sorry the car could not make it this evening, it was dinner time!