Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Where to start....

Yeah, it's been awhile, sorry about that!!!

Um, how did it get to be May already?

So what's been going on, you ask? Lots! Let's start with the new family member, shall we?

In January - we (Jenda) adopted a rescued Timneh African Grey (TAG) parrot from The Nebraksa Parrot Rescue, which happens to be right down the street from us! We did lots of research on different types of parrots, and were familiar with what to expect (somewhat), having had an older peach faced Lovebird (Mr. Cheeks) for many years. As I was growing up, we had a Blue Front Amazon (Maynard). I wish I had a picture, or knew if Maynard was still alive - he went through a lot, and was a great bird. Credit to Jenda though, she saved her chores allowance for months! I'm not sure where she acquired that skill - she certainly didn't get it from her parents!!!
Anyway, without further ado, here is our Wolfgang! (Wolfie for short)

Pretty intense, isn't he?

Wolfie and his Mama.
And no, that isn't bird shit on her shirt - it's SUPPOSED to look like that...

Jenda and Mr. Cheeks in 2005. RIP Mr. Cheeks, you little screamer!

Wolfie is an absolute riot. He came to us, armed with an arsenal of beeps, whistles, words and mumbles. We think his previous owner had an answering machine screening calls, because he can act that scenario out perfectly! It starts with the long beeeeeeeeep. Mumble, mumble, audible word that varies, mumble, mumble, cackling laugh with a cute little sigh on the end, bye bye.
So freaking awesome. He mimics our laugh, usually at the most inappropriate time (watching a movie and someone dies or something).
He LOVES to kiss. Seriously. He's a regular make-out artist! If he could give kisses all day, he would! Of course there's so much more, but I think you get it!

Sorry the video is sideways. I blame it on my phone, not operator error or lack of editing skills.

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