October 6, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — ccassello @ 3:22 am

I did not go out yesterday and went to bed early, for me, without blogging.  I think I am feeling the after effects of all of the activity of the week of the play.  It was more exhausting than I realized.  Even today, I did not get out of bed until 9:30 or somewhat close to that and I was in bed by 11:00 PM last night.

Today, I did not go out until late afternoon and then only went to the Family Dollar store down on the next block.  On the way home I stopped at the pet store at the corner of our building.  They were closed but the owners were just locking up and let me in so I could see their parakeets.  I asked about the cost of getting one with a cage and supplies and he told me and convinced me to come and see what they had.

I have always been partial to the light blue birds, which was what my first two parakeets were.  I also made the parakeet in my first published short story that color.  I had thought that when I was ready to get another pet, I would get a parakeet again and name it Tweeter, after my character.  I was thinking of waiting until I receive payment for my second published work and celebrating by treating myself to the bird.  If I did not get it then, I thought  I would wait till Thanksgiving or Christmas.  When I saw the birds, however, I knew I had to get one.  The one I chose is blue and white, but he has a yellow head.  This unusual pattern caught my attention right away and even though I liked the others too, I felt that I needed to get that one before someone else did.  So, I now have a new companion. 

I feel sorry for the bird taking it away from its friends.  The pet shop owner suggested that I should consider getting another bird so he will have a companion.  But, I know when we had more than one bird at the same time they did not learn to talk because all they did was chatter to each other.  I would like to teach this bird to say some words.  Maybe, if he appears to be lonely, I will get another bird later, but not yet.


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