Friday, January 19, 2007

January 19,2007

The Goose is a rooster. We are convinced without a doubt. His nose is turning a purple/blue. The body shape is more upright, trimming to the tail. He follows his dad around mimicking every move.
Just what I need two cocky roosters ruling the cages and the immediate area. No one gets away with anything inside or outside within their eyesight.

When the sun rises they do too. And they are quite happy to tell you about it too. It only bothers hubby and oldest son on the weekends. During the week my middle son sleeps late into the morning because he works a late shift. At least 3 times a week I will hear him grumbling at the birds about sleeping. I'm just glad he doesn't crow.
He enjoys the birds, but he misses his "Patchy". Patch was a Quaker parakeet. Talked up a storm, Sometimes to the rest of the world who never knew it. I would hear him chatting away and wondering who was talking, only to find Patch watching people going by out the window. He just had to put his 2 cents in. Sometimes all you heard was his swearing, in patchy language, thank goodness he had forgotten the bad words he was taught before he got him. We curbed his attitude by allowing him to mumble waa, waa, waa. Sometimes he would climb to your shoulder and psst psst psst in your ear telling you a secret about the person he was upset about.

I think Patchy would enjoy hanging out with Bananas and The Goose. I know we enjoyed having Patch around.


Monday, January 15, 2007

The Birds.

This is Gooseberrry. Our little baby a couple posts ago.
Isn't he handsome. I'm pretty sure at this point it is a male.
He has figured out how to fly and finds it quite fun. He and his dad will flit out and back, around the room a couple times. Hang out with the teils. Harass mom and aunt Lacy. Go adventuring to the ceiling fans, peek down the hall. Go everywhere but back in the cage. Goose spent the night out with the Teils last night as I just could not get hold of him safely to get him back to bed.

None the worse for the night away from momma Lucy, he seems quite independent this morning. Kind of like that teenager with the new drivers license. We might need to pull his spark plugs.

Here he is visiting the Teils.

The Teils. Gobbles (in back) and Ducky, aka Peanutbutt.

Peanut in a good mood.

Mom Lucy on post and Aunty Lacy on bamboo

Lucy and Bananas

A bird on his finger makes him a Happy Boy.

The Goose and Father Bananas
What handsome boys they are.
Oh I suppose you wonder why the strange names. Well when Lucy and Lacy came home, we thought that Lacy was a boy and we named her Dezi. Then her nose bridge color came in. So she became Lacy. Why not Ethel? Ask the 8 yr old. Any way we found 2 males, we were sure this time. Bananas was such a pretty pure yellow that he just became bananas due to his actions and color. His cage mate, Crazy Quilt was just that. He was a harlequin coloring, every shade of blue green and yellow you could think of. In his crazy antics we think he fell and broke his neck.

Now the reason we named The Goose, Gooseberry is because we wanted to stay with fruit names and Kiwi, Quince and others just didn't fit.

Someday I'll get pics of Lacy, aka Bat woman, and show how she gets around. She hangs upside down 90% of the time.

PS Lucy and Bananas have 3 eggs in the box now. They hatched 3 of the 4 eggs from The Gooses nesting. We had 3 live babies for 2 days. Not sure what happened there. Hopefully Dad and Mom are more experienced now and will do better this nesting.

Jan 15th,2007

Definately on the soap box this morning. Get a load of this newspaper article.

Now when is somebody going to step up and scream discrimination. Where are
all the immigrants from other countrys? Surely there are many out there. Oh that's right they .........I won't say it. I will not say it. I will not say it. I will not say it. I will not say it. I will not say it.

Well I just won't. It would be my luck that someone might actually be reading this. Developing Turettes...............Ffofffffffolllllloooooooow. They follow rules.

There I said it. Might as well say it all. So would we be able to go into Mexico and hand over our currency to buy things there? NO.

So now that some big Pizza company, who the paper keeps hidden. Ya like we don't know who it is. So how long till they decide that Illinois, California and the other states that have high populations will give in and accept pesos.
Let me state it perfectly clear.
I don't like Illinois Gov. BlowHardSonOfAB-itch. I don't care what political affiliation he is. He sides with the Hispanic in Chicago and that is where his voteing support comes from. The great Kids Health care system, the changes in the public school health requirements, All the free/pay clinics that are turning there backs on people who don't speak hispanic, because they are way overloaded with Hispanics with their pockets turned inside out, while Hubby, sits in the Escalade double parked outside. Oh sure she can show her hubbies paycheck but the last name doesn't match the kid or her. So stupidly our system says "Mama has no income" Papa doesn't pay child support. It's true, Mama didn't lie. He doesn't. He supports his family. Well even.

If you don't quite get it, here's a quick lesson. Papa marries Mama. She keeps her last name to carry on family pedigree. When babies are born they don't get Papa's last name, they get Paternal Grammies Last Name. Pedigree remember. Gramma kept the last name of her Gramma on her Papa's side. Confussed. Don't be It's simple. If they want to be A True American they will all have the same Last name. If they are cheating the system and want to get life for free you will notice no one in the house will have the same last name.

I have sat in Well Baby Clinics given by the county, in a few counties, in Illinois. I have always paid for the shots because I didn't have food stamps or welfare papers to show I should get them for free. Stupid me didn't think to borrow them from a neighbor like everyone else does.
Why did I do this? Because they system was put there to help ALL Illinoisians. Not just some. It was the system before This great Health system. You pay $5 a shot. They are given by nurses who know what they are doing. It was a great system. You got the same care and respect you would get at your Doctors office. You just went on Weds to the local School or Church on the 3rd week of the month. Or what ever date was set. You came first come first serve. Most Doctors recommended it to people who's insurance didn't pay for shots.
The first time my insurance payed for shots was when my older boys were in High School. They were so used to going to clinic they asked where we were going. They thought the Dr. office didn't give shots. LOL
Now that great clinic is turning people away because they can't serve all the people. They not only give shots they have to see people for other illnesses too.

I'm not saying the system is the wrong thing. It's just set up wrong? I don't know. I just see that it isn't working properly here where I am.
Guess they should accept pesos.