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Monday, August 14, 2006


Major Bird (left) did not assimilate.

He loved his plastic toy and mirror more than me.

I felt bad because he looked so lonely inside his cage, even though I talked to him constantly and took him out every day for fly-time.

I finally gave up that he would ever warm up and got him a buddy, Minor Bird.

Darling Daughter said I should call the new guy "Major Mistake" instead.

Major already has tried to knock Minor (who was standing next to Major's plastic mate) off the perch with his foot.

Hopefully, Mr. and Mr. Bird will adjust to their new alternative lifestyle.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

rename him mcgreevey..what gay coloring he has!

Mon Aug 14, 05:54:00 PM  
Anonymous One in the hand,two in the bush said...

Hermit crabs,now there's a pet I can warm up to.Half a step above a
"Pet Rock" and a Chia Pet.
They require nothing of us save for some water and a little kibble to nibble on daily.
Place a new shell in their abode so when they are ready to make the move to bigger digs,they can crawl into it.
Never heard of a hermit crab being run over by a car,running away, biting the mailman or flying off.
Nocturnal critters they are though and make some noise as they "crabwalk" about the old bird cage I placed him in.Or is it a "she"?
Are hermit crabs androgenous?
Any hermit crab afficianados out there?

Mon Aug 14, 11:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr. Minor probably is in shock! Mr. Major is in heaven!

Tue Aug 15, 05:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how about giving kids without homes as much love/attention/time/money we spend on some of these pets?

Tue Aug 15, 06:29:00 PM  
Anonymous wine girl said...

I have had numerous hermit crabs through the years. Can't seem to keep them alive for more than a few months. Have you ever seen one out of it's shell? Yuk!! We have moved on to newts, as well as the always trusty pooch

Tue Aug 15, 11:08:00 PM  

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