Monday, November 9, 2009

We're Adopting

We're now into our second week of looking after a cockatiel that is recovering from surgery, after being attacked by something.

Sometime at the end of last week, we made the decision. If she passes her medical check with the vet this Saturday, we will be adopting her.

Previously named Jodie Bon Jovi by the RSPCA staff, she is now known as Missy Moo, or just Missy.

She's still quite attached to me, though we're working on that. It's not that she dislikes Annika, it's just that given the choice, she will leave Annikas' place on the couch and waddle across the couch, floor and fly short distances to be on my shoulder. As a type, I have the door closed to my study, and Annika is spending quality time with her highness in front of the teev.

We'll see how things go, but we may end up getting Missy a friend so she's not so lonely during the day. Annika is hoping to get a cockatiel that likes her better than me, but I'm not sure how that's going to go. If the birds spend all day together, and actually like each other, they may also hang around together outside the cage. And if Missy is the dominant bird of the pair, that could result in both of them sharing my shoulders.

Now, as for the kitten and puupy situation. We're not going to have the fences done early enough in the new year for the puppy, so Annika has taken her name off the waiting list. And we've heard that if you get a kitten early enough, you can train it not to go after the birds. With Missy around, a kitty cat may not be possible.

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