Monday, November 22, 2010

Bird by bird

You have probably been biting your nails with anxiety over

 this boy...

who you may remember bullied me with three solid weeks of a freakishly clean room in order to obtain a bird to keep him company during the hours he spends doing homework and playing melancholy cello music in his lonely room.


I won't torture you an account of the grueling process and l-o-n-g afternoon of searching for the perfect parakeet.  Low lights include:
  • three pet stores, all which smelled like untrained dogs and moldy amphibians

  • the painstaking evaluation to find  the perfect architecture in a "cage" that doesn't look like a "cage"

  • watching Joey cock his head from side to side, staring without blinking, seeming to morph into on the of the birds he was piercing with the laser like focus of his intent blue eyes

  • an excruciatingly long process of elimination to choose an ideal bird amongst the fluttering herd
Dear readers, may I introduce...
Pam
All this for a bird named after a cooking spray







    17 comments:

    Anna Lefler said...

    OMG, I love that you all named the birdie "Pam."

    And she's cute!

    Have a happy Thanksgiving!

    :-) Anna

    Julie Harward said...

    LOL I love it! Pam is a cutie..I have two..Poppy and Paisley..just love them! ;D

    Anna M said...

    My mom is Pam. cute

    And I think I'd rather have a snake than a bird. Something about it flying over your head inside your house makes me very nervous.

    Hoosier at Heart said...

    I can't believe he kept his room clean. You're a gramdma!

    Cherie said...

    I have to admit I am not a bird fan but Pam is pretty darn cute - as is your sneaky son! :-D

    just call me jo said...

    I love the turning of the head and staring into eyes. I'm sure he and Pam found a connection. She's a dandy. We're sure she's and Pam and not a Dan?

    Sue said...

    Hope your Pam is a more enjoyable parakeet than our Pancho was.

    ;)

    Melynda said...

    Pam is adorable! Now he can share his neon ice cream with someone!

    Marti said...

    Hi Pam!

    Looks like we are both new, somewhat unwilling, pet owners, or at least vet payers.

    karen said...

    Well I think Pam is lovely. And they do make a pretty noise. Just don't let it fly into your dinner the way our parrot did. Yuck... (We found him another home after that.) Hope your boy enjoys his new pet.

    Megan (Best of Fates) said...

    That's a very useful product! I'm sure your bird is honored to be named after Pam. I mean, he could have gone another way and settled on lard.

    julz said...

    Pam that's you, so he named it after his camp mom pam......hehe

    Lisa Ricard Claro said...

    Hey, there's no accounting for the psychic/emotional pull between a boy and his bird. As long as he keeps his tongue away from the salt lick, you'll probably be okay.

    Cute post! Love the boy (he's a cutie) and the bird is a lucky feathered friend.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    joanne fox said...

    Oh that's a very sweet bird! Welcome Pam.

    Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

    Congratulations on your new family member! She's a doll.

    Oh, I want to let you know that in the middle of this post of mine, I have given you an award, passed on to me by Lisa:

    http://oregongiftsofcomfortandjoy.blogspot.com/2010/11/cold-monday.html

    That above says it is in the "Cold Monday" post of yesterday.

    Take care,

    Kathy

    MT said...

    If I were you, I'd call her Spam, just for fun - especially if she's a biter. ;)

    sloan said...

    Popped over to see how this story ended - welcome to the family, Pam! Hope the first week has gone well ;-)