Sunday, November 1, 2009

Wall Building and Bird Sitting

This weekend, for the next two weeks, it's all about wall building and bird sitting.

The wall building is fairly mundane. Two weeks ago, I commenced building a retaining wall down the side of the house with some very generous help from my brother-in-law. We got the footings in then, and a few starter block laid. This weekend, I've managed to get the first layer of the first two levels down. There are about 5 levels in all.

The bird sitting is a lot more exciting. Annika has been doing volunteer work for the RSPCA for the last few weeks. Late last week, she put her hand up to foster a cockatiel for a couple of weeks. The cockatiel, dubbed Jodie Bon Jovi, was bought in for surgery after being found, ravaged by something. Jody has a few stitches in her chest, but she seems to be recovering well. Much to Annikas' dismay, I seem to be the favourite roost.

Jodie doesn't say much, but she's very tame, loves human contact, and loves having her neck rubbed.

Best of all, I get to do pirate impersonations. Gar!

I think we're both going to miss her when she has to go back. If it wasn't for the puppy and kitten that we're going to get next year, she'd be a welcome addition to the family unit.

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