Sunday, October 15, 2006

Well, it's about time!!

Sorry for the delay y'all. I really wanted to post a pic with this, one that I took, but I guess I'll have to find one on the web that will do for now. My sister called today to see what the news is. She is an impatient one I tell you! Today is her due date and that is about all the anticipation she can handle right now, so she called and scolded me for not posting about my news. My apologies go out to all.

Ok, well I wanted to be sure before I said anything, but Friday I went and picked up a new member of our family. Her name is Lulu and she is a Jenday Conure. A conure is a small parrot. She is a sweetie (well, some of the time...we are working on it). That first night she wasn't much into being handled but the second day was better and now she comes to me and my son easy. I think she likes my son best, but he has spent the most time with her. A guy came into where I work and was giving her away. She came right to me that night and even gave me a kiss. At first my lead took her but she saw how much I really wanted her, and her husband wasn't thrilled at the idea of a bird, so she let me have her. She's a squawker, let me tell you! We have to work on that. At least at night when she is covered she is quiet. She even says a few phrases....."What you doin'?"..."I love you"... and "pretty bird". I"m not sure how old she is but she is used to being handled. She has bit us more than a few times and sometimes pretty hard, but she is getting better. She loves to sit on the top of her cage. She doesn't fly. I'm pretty sure her wings are clipped. This is what she looks like. I will post an actual pic of her when I get a chance.

I'm sorry if this isn't quite as exciting as you were hoping for, but I was thrilled. I have wanted another bird for a while, but just couldn't afford it. I guess to buy one of these they go for $300-$400. Plus I got the cage and a stand for the cage and all the feeding dishes and a couple of toys. I think she is going to work out just fine. She loves attention, and the more she gets the more trusting and easier going she will get.....I hope.

Nothing much else going on. Working full time now, so I'm staying busy. Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and a great week! Hopefully I will have a new soup on Tuesday. I've had one posted on my comments (Thank you anonymous!) that sounds really good. I'll have to try it. See y'all later!


chesneygirl said...

Oh Peach!! She's beautiful!!!
That IS exciting! I love her name too!
I'll have to stop by and see her sometime?


Renee said...

Lulu sounds like a sweetie. My babysitter has a dog named Lulu and John M. loves to say it over and over.
Hope she likes her new home!

Sue said...

Love your "Little Lulu" Cute name and pretty bird!

Monique said...

How exciting, and how lucky that she was being given away!!

Libby said...

oh, peach, i LOVE lulu!! unfortunately, i doubt if i could ever have a bird...truman just wouldn't stand for it! (him being a cat and all...)

Rachel said...

Oh, I can't wait to see a picture of the real Lulu!! How nice that you got her!! An exciting surprise!!

Suzy said...

Wow....what a beautiful bird! My son would go crazy having a bird like that! Are they really messy?

Missed seeing you around and it was such a nice surprise to get a visit from you old friend!

Good to hear things are going well for you!