Wednesday, December 25, 2013



Cheb stops to admire himself in the mirror on the wall opposite the cage before determining what havoc to wreck on the house today.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Cheb and Toys





Another change Cheb has brought into the house is the debris from chewed up, gnawed on, and broken toy bits.  When I change the cage papers there are the usual feathers and poop and food, plus now the colorful leftovers of toys well loved.


Thursday, December 19, 2013

Charli's Newest New Toy

video
I had an extra roll of toilet paper set out in the bathroom, and before I knew it Charli had hopped onto it and began shredding.

It was a struggle to get her away from it, but I finally relocated it to her area of the coffee table.

Yes, it makes a dreadful mess, but watching Charli work at it is well worth the effort.

That dark spot on top of the roll is cardboard; in the video it looks suspiciously like poop.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

And no birds sing . . . .

I took this picture yesterday; it's the wild bird feeder outside by the deck.  In early winter I keep it filled with safflower, to attract the small birds.

It's been full for three days now. 

The past two weeks we've had snow, rain, ice, and cold, but no birds have come to feed. 

I've seen one cat roaming the neighborhood this season, so perhaps word has gotten out about the predator.  Or, worse, numbers of wild birds have dwindled so much there aren't any left.

A few doves still come to drink from the bird bath, but I haven't seen any of my favorite cardinals or finches flitting around.