Even though I haven't seen my horse in over a week (ugh), I still feel compelled to blog. Likely nothing in here will be about horses, but my new parrot might make an appearance!
With the house, we are in the final two days before the original hardwood floors get refinished, which takes six days when you have about 3,000 square feet of hardwoods (just five out of sixteen rooms have something other than hardwoods). So I am painting everything that I can, because once they're refinished I actually have to, y'know, care about paint splatters and such.
Rocky is a 3 year old African Grey Parrot (if you know Greys and you're doing the math, yes, he could live another 77 years!). I grew up with Greys, my mom still has one of her own, and when a family friend asked if my mom would help place her birds due to the friend's stage IV pancreatic cancer (who doesn't understand wanting the peace of knowing your animals are in good hands? Especially pets as complex to care for as birds, which are as or more difficult than horses to care for), I was the first call she made. I always thought an African Grey would be my retirement pet, but with working from home, it's a pretty perfect situation for one.
|Being a wild bird with his bell.|
He picks up new words faster than any Grey I've ever known, and is also more chilled out than either of the two Greys I've known. And his most hilarious quality is that he responds "Yeah," in the former owner's deep and gravelly voice. (She wasn't a smoker, but it sounds like a smoker's voice). "Rocky, are you a good bird? "Yeah." "Are you going to watch the house while I'm at work?" "Yeah." "Do you want breakfast?" "Yeah."
My mom has kept him for me for a couple months because they have extremely sensitive respiratory systems and the plaster dust would have been bad for him. But now he gets to come home! I'm very excited.
|More wild bird action. Generally they talk and whistle, but occasionally they all do this thing where they hang from something and squawk for all they're worth. Rocky's is especially loud. Not sure how that's going to go on conference calls!|
I've dithered long enough, time to get back on the scaffolding. Next week, you guys will get a Noble Outfitters head-to-toe outfit review and a chance to win one for yourself, and a review of the Majyk Equipe second generation XC boot, which of course I received during the longest stretch of time I will ever go without seeing Connor. They are REALLY nice and I am dying to try them out!