Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Time Travel Tuesday at My Life As Annie
I wasn't allowed to have pets when I was a child because I'm allergic to everything (see photo of inflamed eye below for the ugly proof) and because neither of my parents really cares to have animals in the house.
But one night my parents took me to an elderly couple's home for a visit, and they had a blue parakeet that I loved (probably tortured) all evening. When it was time to go, they asked (miracle of miracles) if I would like to have the bird.
I'm 45 years old, and still, that is one of the happiest moments of my life.
My parents forgot who they were and what planet we were on because they acquiesced, and thus I acquired "Bobby Bird."
We were true love birds.
He sat on my head. We danced together. Meaning that while he sat on my head, I jumped up and down like a maniac and he clung for dear life.
I would offer him a paper to bite, and he would tear off little arches. I would keep the paper moving until he tore a beautiful beak pattern all around the edge.
Fun times, fun times.
There are many more riveting tales of our partnership, but this will have to do for now.
Someday I'll get a pic of Bobby Bird from my mom and post it. I believe he's sitting on my head while I'm opening my nurses kit that I got for Christmas.