Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Pretty Bird

So this Friday, my brother's friend's bird was dropped off at our house. Her name is Wally, and she's a green and yellow budgie. I've been taking care of her since then, because my brother wasn't here this weekend. I've never actually taken care of a bird. Or really met a bird for that matter. She's really social, and she loves music. When I play my guitar (no matter how bad I am) she'll chirp along, and move back and forth. And since her owner is a huge metal fan, she excitedly moves back and forth to Iron Maiden and chirps along. I never thought of birds being very interesting, but she's very interactive. She's also quite a handful, but I'm pretty good at taking care of that. My whole family really likes her, my dad comes to see her every morning before he's off to work. So I guess she's quite a star. You always think of birds as those carefree things that fly around outside, who don't seem very sentient. But this budgie's just like a cat or a dog. Except littler. And less furry.

11 comments:

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I'm not normally a big fan of birds, but she seems like she has quite a personality.

hilary m. said...

She does. She'd probably be reincarnated as a greasy teenage rebel. Silly Wally.

ps. Barbara, I'm probably doing an interview with Jian about Ulysses tomorrow, or soon!!!! I'm not sure about the date yet.

Allison said...

Hey, congrats on doing the interview. Mine never went through...sigh. Oh well, I'm still reading Ulysses!

hilary m. said...

That's too bad but, good for you Allison!
At the interview tomorrow, she told me that I should tease Jian about how fast I'm progressing compared to him. I think that I'll be on Thursdays show.

Alana said...

Awwwwww.

I had a budgie when I was about 10 or 11 years old. It was yellow and white and I named it Popcorn. He was pretty cool, but definitely lacked the personality that Wally seems to have.

Do you have to cover the cage at night or does she sleep without the help?

hilary m. said...

That's an awesome name Alana! She sleeps with the blanket over top. At least we were told that. I don't really know about how she sleeps, because the blanket's there. =)

Barbara Bruederlin said...

REALLY???? Cool!!!! I'll be listening as hard as I can. And if I'm at work and someone tries to talk to me, I'll just tell them to STFU, I'm listening to Hilary.
(wouldn't it have been neato to have you and Allison on together - you could totally have ganged up on Jian)

hilary m. said...

Yep!!! It involved a lot of running around the house and screaming. A lot. Seriously.

I'm pretty sure it'll play on Thursday, but wish me luck for tomorrow. And you tell them that too, Barbara. It'd be really cool too go on with Allison, especially because Jian would be outnumbered.

Allison said...

LOL. That would have been great! I'll try hard and listen too, but at work its hard. Do you have a day picked?

Alana said...

Wow, I missed that part about the interview!

Good luck with Jian, Hilary! Rock that interview like nobody's business!!

hilary m. said...

The Calgary studio's booked at 1 today, Allison. So I'll do the interview then. It should play on Thursday I think, but I'm not quite sure. I'll let you guys know when I find out.

Yep Alana! I will definitely try to rock it as much as I can. She told me I should make fun at him, for making better progress than him.