I recently came across a radio station that plays nothing but showtunes. This morning I was cleaning my kitchen and I had the station cranked up so I could hear it over running water. My parrot, Rufus, started making finger snapping sounds and bobbed his head to the music! He only did this to certain songs. I didn’t think to take note of which ones he liked. I was trying to finish cleaning the kitchen before I ran out of steam.
Only somebody else who owns a parrot, especially an African Grey Parrot, will really believe me. The rest of you will take it with a grain of salt, I guess. Previously, I’ve found that he likes oldies rock and roll (especially The Champs’ "Tequilla" and Roy Orbison’s "Pretty Woman". Honest to goodness, he prefers certain music over other music and will show his preferrences as I said above.
On March 30 I blogged that I found out that Rufus also likes ragtime music:
Here’s a picture of Rufus sitting on my knee:
Rufus likes his music!
Having parrots living with me sure makes life more interesting!
A male Great Tail Grackle visiting our pond.
I have a lot of wild birds that come to our pond. They come to get a drink or to take a bath. They even bring a picnic with them quite often.
Some of the biggest birds, the Great Tail Grackles, will bring pieces of dry dog food from elsewhere in the neighborhood. They soak it in the pond until it is soft enough to eat. I get a kick out of watching them!
The water is constantly moving in the pond as there is a waterfall at one end and an intake for the pump at the other end. If the bird just drops the food in it might float away. But, they are quite dilligent about standing there and keeping an eye on the food and picking it up as it starts to float away and putting it back down in the water closer to them again. Then, when it is just right they eat it and have a drink to wash it down.
I am so happy that my hubby built me this pond!
Yesterday we were shopping at Wal-Mart and we thought we’d look at the fish while we were there. We saw two very beautiful shubunkins. They are a variety of goldfish.
So far, we have had just comet goldfish which are just regular goldfish with a long tail (hence the name "comet".) We had been wanting some variety in our pond, but we didn’t want to pay the very high prices for koi.
When we saw these two fish we both wanted them. They were very inexpensive.
I am reading the book "Sink Reflections". It is about the FlyLady system of home organization. ( www.flylady.net
) Anybody out there do FlyLady? I could use some support and some encouragement.