Monday, June 11, 2012

New Friends

Hi, Fudge here.

First I want to thank everybody that helped us celebrate yesterday. Because we had such a successful Portugal Day celebration, Mom gave us our favorite for dinner last night. Stinky fish!!! Oh boy do we ever love those smelly little fishies. They're just like the ones our ancestors ate back in Portugal.

Now I want to tell you what's been going on in our house this weekend.
Last Wednesday Mom and Dad came home from the store and found that our Holly bird had died. Holly hadn't been sick, but she'd been very sad ever since her friend Cloud died last fall. Every morning when Mom uncovered her cage Holly would say "hello" and she'd say it over and over again while Mom got breakfast ready. Then when Mom and Dad sat down to eat, Holly would come down off her perch and have her breakfast too.
When Mom found Holly on the floor of her cage, she said to Dad, "No more birds." 

Usually Elwood sings a lot, but after they took Holly's cage away, he stopped singing and just sat in front of his mirror all evening.

At breakfast Mom told Dad that she missed hearing all the bird noise and singing and he said he did too. Then they told us to be good and they went away in the car.

When they got home they shut us all on the porch. We all stood by the door trying to figure out what was in those boxes they had brought home.
When we came in we met them. Three little birds, a blue one and a green one and a yellow one.
The three new birds sat on the floor of the cage all puffed up and panting. Elwood sat way up on the highest perch and watched them. They all sat like that for a couple hours.
Then Elwood came down and the new birds climbed up and they all looked at each other. Elwood decided he liked the green bird and they started kissing and making little noises to each other. The yellow bird started looking around the cage and had a snack, but the little blue bird still sat puffed up in the corner by himself. Mom was worried about him.

On Saturday Elwood and the green and yellow birds were singing and playing and enjoying a treat, but the blue guy was all by himself and Mom and Dad were trying to figure out if he was sick. Mom said that he is very young and might just be very frightened, so she said we'd wait and see.

This morning when Mom uncovered the cage, the little blue bird came right down for breakfast, then he climbed up and sang while we ate. He's been playing and joining in with the others, so we think he'll be OK now. They don't have names yet. Mom has to think about it and get to know them better before she names them.

So when Mom says "no more whatever", give her some time and she'll come around.
Your pal, Fudge


Jo's World said...

Looks like Fudge has his pawrents number! Nice little birdie guys too, maybe the little blue one was just tired and needed a good nights sleep!

Cheers and hugs,

Jo , Stella and Zkhat

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

We're so sorry about Holly! Guess she just wanted to be with Cloud.

Welcome to your new avian brothers and sisters [well, maybe they're all one sex so they'll all get along?] We look forward to seeing more of them and learning their names. And we're happy for Elwood; he sure didn't want to be an only bird, did he? Can't blame him at all. Being an only anything is very lonely.

Jed & Abby

scotsmad said...

We can hardly see the new guys with all those toys! Glad they're settling in.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

We hope Morgan is feeling better.

Mitch and Molly said...

Your new little birdies are just beautiful and their cage is so full of colorful toys! We can't wait to hear their names!

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly

Team Beaglebratz said...

Good mornin'Fudge - yep, just never know 'boutz theze peepz. Our Aunt Sis lost ooe of her Westiez when the pup wuz just 10 weekz old - she sed no more than she said she'd wait a year or 2. She got Bailie 'boutz 2 monthz later. Just don't know 'boutz theze peepz sumtimez - may-b they think never meanz soon.
Shiloh'n Shasta

SissySees said...

Welcome to the new additions to you household. They're very pretty!

Casey said...

Wow, you have your own birds?! Momma keeps telling me "no birdies" when we go on walks and I try to run over to make friends with them. Maybe I should give her a little more time like your mom?

km said...

Yeah for new friends. Holly passed on what would have been my dad's 65th b-day. That was a sad day at our house too. I might just tell my crew NO MORE ANIMALS. And I think I'll mean least for a bit. The kids tried to keep an opossum that our Holly found and then brought home a toad. Twice in the last week we've been chasing the toad around in the middle of the night while the cat tried to hunt toad.

Soggibottom said...

Good to know the twittering and tweeting is resounding happily around the house again :-) It looks as if they have a beautiful home and I know they all have first class new owners :-) Thanks for the update Fudge.
Thanks for including Freya and Frankie de tabby on your last post... COOL.
Lots of luvs. :-) X X X

Nichole said...

Congrats on the new additions... and all the chirpy music!

Marjie said...

Well, you guys certainly had a very exciting weekend! First you had all of those visitors for Portugal Day, and then some new friends moved in! My oldest daughter has friends like yours, and they certainly are cheerful sounding when they sing to us! I'm glad they've all settled in to be your new friends, and especially for Elwood!

gMarie said...

Oh Sue - you've had so much loss this year. I'm sorry about Holly. I read her post the other day. I'm glad you added more song birds to the cage and that they are all getting along. g

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

A great big welcome to all the new birdies. Mom misses having a canary but she says no e for now. She says no more puppies too. Wonder if she really means it too:)

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Two French Bulldogs said...

Oh my goodness those birds are cute. We had a fun bandana day
Benny & Lily

Nicki said...

Very cute. I said no more rabbits once... you can see how that went.

Dianne said...

So sorry to hear about Holly. I'm glad Elwood has three new friends to keep him company.

I started sardines to my three babes after going to the holistic vet. They share a can every other day. The vet said they are a super food for dogs. I say they are just super stinky!!!