Thursday, June 27, 2013
You Say Parakeet, I Say Ogre
Growing up, I had so many animals—dogs, cats, hamsters, hermit crabs—if it was at our local pet store, I wanted it. I would make posters and run pet-campaigns until I finally won my parents over. They called me the "pit bull" because I was so aggressive when I wanted new things.
But—we never had birds. I always heard, "Birds are messy. Birds live forever. Birds are loud," and I have no agree... all of that is true. But Daniel's parents have two small parakeets (named Shrek and Fiona—because they're green—of course), and I just love the little ogres. They're always singing and chirping away, making lovely music that fills the house. Daniel's parents had two small blue parakeets before (named Duncan and Doyle), but they passed away recently, so we went right out and surprised them with a new little pair.
I doubt that Daniel and I will ever have birds, but each time I visit his parents' office, I can't help but go peer into their cage and say hello. Man, I just love animals. My little chihuahua puppy Oso and our family dogs Tally and Scooter were my favorites. What was your favorite childhood pet? What's the one pet you always wanted?
// LABELS: Pets
// MORE SAUCE