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Thursday, September 20, 2012

The New Parakeets


Last month our little albino Mrs. Bird died. :(
She was the fourth mate for Mr. Bird!



I brought home a new mate for him but he only
lived a couple more weeks himself!  One morning last week he was laying  
dead on the bottom of the cage when I went to
feed them!  Apparently his old age finally
caught up to him!  He was a whopping 12 years old!
Unheard of for a parakeet!
Our pet cemetery in the back yard is growing!
Have I told you that The Mister swears he's burying me out there, too?
Hopefully he'll wait until I'm dead.  lol....


The new Mrs. Bird is on the left.  She's a pretty turquoise color.  She seems to like the new Mr. Bird, too. 
 Can you guess why I picked him?  I mean..it's obvious, isn't it?
Just look at those feathers...they look just like a blue sky with clouds! :)
The both sing such sweet songs to each other.
It's really quite sweet they way they kiss, feed each other and coo!  

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  1. They're very pretty! Mr Bird does have feathers like the sky.
    We have a pet cemetery too and our kids tell us that's where we'll be buried as well. :)

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    1. haha...I wonder if it's ever really happened...the owners get buried in the back yard with the pets. Probably has...some where! lol....

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  2. My grandmother had a blue parakeets, quite like Mr. Bird. His name was "Pretty Boy" and she would put it on her shoulder and say "Give me sweet sugar Pretty Boy" and he would kiss her on the lip..too cute. I was only 7 or 8 but I will never forget that.

    Growing up our back yard was a cemetery for many pets, large and small. We had services for all.

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    1. give me sweet sugar...aw, that is just too cute! I suppose everyone has a pet cemetery...I know several of our neighbors do, too. We've never buried fish, though...poor things. lol....

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  3. Very sweet! Er, all except the part about you being buried in the back yard. :)

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    1. LOL! Yes, I hope I at least get a proper headstone. Oh dear me. Although, I think I'd rather be buried in my own yard among friends than in a cemetery beside strangers! hahahaha.

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  4. they're gorgeous! so glad they enjoy each other so much!
    Mary x

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  5. LOVE the new birdies - they almost look too perfect to be real! So sad about Mr. & Mrs. Bird...goodness! I'm sure you will really enjoy these two new lovebirds. And yes - let's hope the Mr. waits til you're dead to bury you out there - you're so funny! =D Sweet too - come over to my blog and pick up your "Super Sweet Blogging Award" cause you are so deserving of it! http://www.thebetterbaker.blogspot.com/2012/09/super-sweet-blogging-award.html

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    1. oh, Marsha...everyone knows that you are the sweet one. :) Thanks very much...I'll come and see!

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  6. Cats, birds, boys, and a bunny. I like your house. :)

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    1. ...and cookies! ha. Yes, it's fun...never a dull moment. We've never had a dog, though!

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    2. I suggest you don't add that to the mix or the Mister might actually dig you a home.

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    3. LOL! OH, there might be more truth to that than you think! haha...although, he really likes the cats and has his favorites. And Tiger and Whiskers especially like him!

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  7. When I was a kid we had a parakeet we had so much fun with. It is very sad when we lose these little birds.
    I love the color of Mrs bird.How do you tell the difference between male and female?
    Don't males have colored noses and females white ones?
    The males are also smaller I think.
    Wouldn't it be nice to have baby birdies.

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    1. You do tell by the color of their noses...see the pink nose Mrs Bird has just above her beak? and Mr. has a blue one. Pink for girl, blue for boy. Seriously! They turn darker as they mature.

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  8. I haven't had a parakeet since I was a little girl. I still have the cage. We had an enclosed back porch then, but if I got some now I would have to have the cage in our everyday living space. I am just concerned with the mess that will flutter to the floor. How's your flutter? :)

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    1. they are messy...but then, so is everyone around here! lol...including the men. I vacuum the dining/kitchen/family room area every day...which helps a lot.

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  9. ooo what a pretty bird....i bet with the animal shelter you run you might have a pretty big cemetary out back...just saying...smiles....never had a bird....

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    1. well, let's hope it doesn't fill up too quickly! lol....

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  10. My daughter had a Fyfe Canary, named Bill, when she lived at home...my boyfriend hated the mess, and the singing sometimes got to be unbearable...She took him when she moved out, and with her 3 cats, Bill lived to the ripe old age of 8...which was old for a Canary...
    Someone in our neighbourhood has a parakeet, and in the summer you can hear it chirping...
    Good for you Betsy...there is always "room at your inn"...

    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. aw...Bill sounds like he was adorable! I'm not surprised you can hear the neighbor's parakeet. They can be really loud!

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    2. Actually...when Bill died, it was wintertime...she brought him here, and we wrapped him up and put him in a Ferrera Roche Chocolates plastic container...in the freezer for the rest of the winter!!! We buried him at the cottage, and marked it with a bird on a stick...
      Just remembered this, when I read one of the other comments...

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    3. had to chuckle at him staying in the freezer untiil spring. lol.... and I love the marker idea..so sweet!

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  11. Very nice!

    There's an actual pet cemetery not too far from our house. I've walked through it a few times; only saw dog and cat graves.

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    1. I've never seen one, but when our first cat died, the vet asked us if we were interested. The plots were a little expensive. Under the pines does just fine here...lol.... I wonder if anyone would bury their bird there...I'm sure it is mostly cats and dogs...

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  12. After living together with all your friends in your zoo, you might as well be reunited with them in your pet cemetery, though hopefully not anytime soon. You provided a nice home for Mr. Bird all those years... though that pretty, young new Mrs. Bird must have been too much for him. :)

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    1. hahaha...yes, you do have a point....a few spins around the dance floor with her and his heart just gave out! Oh dear! ha.

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    2. hopefully he died with a smile on his face...lol...

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  13. they are a stunning couple! Hope they live long and happy...

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    1. Oh, me, too! It's sad when the pets die!

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  14. Ah Betsy they are so sweet I hadn t idea they can live so long! They are so cutexo

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    1. well, I think 8-9 years is the normal...12 is really rare! He must have been extra happy! ha.

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  15. Betsy I comment in before post but the comment repeat again znd again please can you delete??idont know why!

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    1. I don't see them! I guess Blogger didn't publish them!

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  16. And when that sad day comes and you are laid to rest, we will all chip-in and buy The Mister a new Betsy the following Monday.

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    1. I think they are quite happy...always singing!

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  18. Okay...they ARE very sweet to look at...and I am sorry about Mr. Bird...I remember when I babysat him...he could NOT continue life after SO many wives!!!!!!! I prefer to just LOOK at your pretty pictures of BIRDS. They STILL freak me out when they fly and flutter!

    :)

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    1. you babysat him AGES ago! Can you believe he lived that long??

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  19. Is it bad that this post made me laugh? I'm very sorry to hear about your losses, but I have to admit that the bit about the mister burying you in the backyard (and hopefully waiting until you're dead) made me chuckle.

    xo
    Kristin

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    1. lol....no, you may laugh! I did...well, after the initial tears. And we move on...with new, young birdies! :)

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  20. What a beautiful parakeet pair! May they have as long and as happy a life as Mr. Bird. Twelve years: that has got to be a record.

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    1. Yes, they seem very happy...and are singing as I type this! So sweet. :)

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  21. Now you can add another Hat to your collection. Matchmaker!
    I'm humming the song from Fiddler On The Roof.
    They are very cute and yes, I did see the clouds!

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    1. I know...the clouds! I went hoping to get a yellow one but when I saw the sky there, I had to get him! :)

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  22. Betsy I put some pictures in the sidebar if you want look!:)

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  23. Mr. Bird looks like someone colored him when they were also doing Easter eggs!

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  24. I'm sorry to hear about your parakeets :( I am sure they are in birdy heaven chirping away! Too funny what your husband says about your pet cemetery!!

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    1. haha you are NOT sorry. You hate birds! lol....

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  25. LOL well as long as you can outlive all those cats at your zoo
    There may not be room back there for you hahaha
    And yeah that is sad
    But he was an old lad
    For a bird
    so what's the word?
    Was it natural causes,
    Or certain kitty pauses? hahaha
    The new two
    Look oh so blue
    And quite the pair
    There at your lair
    Yes, I'm late
    Such is my fate

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    1. it was natural causes....I guess 4 wives just wore him out!
      He certainly did try to charm them a lot!
      So does Nanny have a pet cemetery?
      It could eventually be filled with many!
      But I'm curious about what you will do
      with your famous two!
      Cremation
      or taxidermation?
      What's your infatuation?
      lol....

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  26. I hear it's your B-day, tomorrow, Betsy :) Gloria told me :) So I'm here to wish you a happy one since time comes first to Europe :)

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    1. And here's a song for you:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AEU5pBxY6E&feature=related

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    2. that Gloria is telling? haha...well, you are very sweet to come wish me a good day.
      Yes if I celebrate in your time and then in mine, it will be a longer party! :)
      Thanks, Dez. :)

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    3. oooh...beautiful music! thanks! xo

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    4. Oh Dez silly:) you dont havr to say I tell you!

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  27. Hope the birds and the kitties live harmoniously! They are pretty. You don't see them so much over here now though we had a budgerigar when I was little - called Beauty.

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    1. they usually do! ha. Aw....I wish we called them Budgies here...I think that is so cute!

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  28. are you sure they are parakeets?
    they look a lot like budgerigars to me.

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    1. Budgies and parakeets are the same! Parakeet is the American name!

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  29. Oh, Betsy, bringing that new, young "chick" into the nest may have been the undoing of Mr. Bird. :) I hope that the Mister waits until you're gone to bury you anywhere.

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