I was just out running some errands. I took the dogs out with me. They love outings, even to the bank and post office. It is the principle of the thing.
It is such a beautiful morning. Oklahoma has the most beautiful blue skies that I have ever seen. I hated having to come back home and go to work. But, work I must!
Everybody have a nice day!
Rufus outside on a beautiful Oklahoma day.
I just found out that Rufus, my Congo African Grey, likes ragtime music. Previously, I knew that he liked oldies rock and roll, but this is new to me. He might not ever have heard ragtime before, but he liked it right away.
He does this sound like he’s snapping his fingers and he moves his "hand" up and down and bobs his head. He only does this with songs he likes.
He can’t quite find the beat to the music, but he is really trying to figure out what a down beat is. I sometimes give him downbeat lessons during some of his other favorite songs like "Tequilla" and Roy Orbison’s "Pretty Woman".
Recently I started listening to www.pandora.com. It is like a free radio station that plays songs similar to other songs you like. It’s very interesting. I’m finding out a lot of new songs and artists that I like.
Any way, a song called "High Society Rag" by King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band came on a few minutes ago and Rufus made his opinion known in the first few minutes. I liked it right off, myself.
Rufus is really a crack up. He is a naughty boy, but he is sure good company.
Do any of you have pets who are music lovers, too?
Rufus the music lover.
I have a weather radio that plays weather alerts as they are announced. They are very handy here in the middle of Tornado Alley. A Tornado Watch essentially means: "watch out, there might be a tornado today".
This California Girl does not like tornadoes! I am used to earthquakes. I lived with earthquakes in Southern California for more than 40 years. They do not scare me.
But, tornadoes scare me. I was within a couple of miles of the big on on May 3, 1999. It left a very long and wide path of destroyed houses and lives.
We have our tornado shelter in the floor of the garage. I’m happy that we built it. It makes me feel a lot better.
Spring is sure slow getting here. Come on spring!
I just was sitting outside by the fishpond on a break. I heard a sound I haven’t heard lately and I looked up and saw some blue jays. The colorful birds come back in the spring. During the winter, it is usually sparrows, starlings and grackles.
Yay, spring is here!