Monthly Archives: July 2007

I’m still working on getting my computer set back up.

Hi Everybody!
 
My computer crashed big time two weeks ago, and I recently got it back from the shop with a new hard drive. I have to set up everything from scratch. For the last week, I’ve been reinstalling all of my work programs and files. It’s been a nightmare. I work at home on this computer, and I’ve been going insane trying to recreate everything.
 
I won’t be visiting for a while. All of my computer time is being spent on this big task. THEN I hope to be able to get some actual work done.
 
Have fun!
 
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Yikes! My computer crashed big time!

I have been offline for about a week. I’m borrowing a computer to post this. My computer crashed big time, and I’ve lost everything. It’s been a real bummer. The computer is still in the shop.
 
It took the techs a while to find time to work on it. It turns out that many people in town are having the same problem: Hard drives are getting fried because of all of the thunderstorms here lately.
 
It’s a long story, but I hope to be back soon!
 
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Life with a pet who talks!

This morning, I heard that my African Grey Parrot, Rufus, learned a new animal sound. We were outside and he heard a ring necked dove cooing and then did the call himself. I decided to make a new List on my space of all the things he can say. (I made it with the Book List as it is the only list that sorts alphabetically).

Rufus had already lived with another family before I adopted him. His owners had divorced, and sad to say, neither one of them wanted him. (I would guess that it is because he talks in each of their voices.)

Rufus striking a pose

Rufus striking a pose

Rufus could already talk quite a bit before I adopted him. He’s really good at using words in context. His species is well known for being able to do that. He has learned quite a lot of additional words since he’s lived with me and my hubby, too.

Rufus also has a great love for animal sounds. He likes for me to tell him what each is called so he can say them on cue. The only one that he can do consistently on cue is whine like a puppy. That is his favorite animal sound. But, he is learning all the time. He loves to learn new things.

The list is not complete. I can’t remember everything he can say. I will be adding more as I hear them and as he learns new ones.

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Rest in Peace Ziggy

Some time back, I wrote that my parakeet Miss Piggy died. Her mate, Beady, loved her very much, but eventually found love again with Ziggy.

Ziggy, who has lived here for years, had never had a boyfriend. I was very happy that Ziggy finally found love with Beady. Parakeets in love are one of the cutest things in the world. They snuggle all the time, and the male feeds the female.

Ziggy

Sadly, Beady, didn’t have much time together with Ziggy. She died earlier this morning.

Goodbye Ziggy. We will miss you.

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