National Pet Day Celebrating My Feathered Friends
Today April 11 is National Pet Day. When people think of buying a pet, of course their first thought is a dog or cat. Throughout my life I've had several dogs - beagles, German shepherds, Spaniels, and a great husky-lab mix. Now I have three crazy birds. Yes, birds. Not your typical pet but then again, I'm not a typical person! Billie, my parakeet, was named after Billy Joel. He loves himself, sits on his perch for hours kissing himself in the mirror. Little Jade is a parrotlet, named because of her gorgeous green coloration. A little note about Jade. When I bought her, I thought she was a boy. Then she started laying eggs. Blue, another parrotlet, was adopted from a friend. Blue is my "naked bird". He seems to be in a constant molt. His head feathers are a striking shade of blue but his poor little body rarely has feathers on it. Doesn't seem to bother him; he's happy, sings all the time, eats everything in sight including mandarin oranges and pineapple. So that's my pet family - you can see their photos below. Whether you have cats, birds, dogs, hamsters, goldfish or iguanas, please always treat them right. Happy National Pet Day!