Monday, February 21, 2011

All Birds Go To Heaven



I made it clear to all concerned that my journal could only be made public posthumously, so if you're reading this, well....

You're no doubt wondering if I've gone to Heaven. Of course I have. May I point out that birds don't sin? We get a free pass--though I have to confess that, given the chance, I might have taken a bite out of that apple myself. I love apples. I prefer grapes, but apples are tasty, too.

So...I've found, the hard way, that your life really does pass before your eyes at the end. Being as old as I was, this fact bought me some time. It took a while to get to the end credits in the story of my life, as you'll soon discover.

My name is Sam. I'm a grey cheeked parakeet. Why we grey cheeks are labeled parakeets remains a mystery to me. Look at me--do I look like a parakeet to you? Mind you, I have nothing against parakeets. I just happen to think I look more like a parrot.

It's the size thing, isn't it? Size really does matter. I read. I know how humans think. When everybody's out, I spend my time reading the newspaper at the bottom of my cage, and I learn stuff. Size is why Pluto got demoted from planet status. Size is why insecure human males buy those, uh, enhancement products.



Hey, guys--it's not what you've got, it's how you use it. At least I think so. I don't have any firsthand experience, you see. I've never had any contact with the opposite sex among my own kind. Not that I didn't want to....


March 11, 2011: We just located some video clips of Sam, made by Collin. They're a bit grainy--he'd just gotten the camera and was still learning to use it, but here they are....









16 comments:

  1. Sam, your mom is a an exceptional lady and you know that she loved you! Norma, what a cute blog! I love the little bit of humour you put in it...at least this time I'm not crying.

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  2. Oh, what a cute blog! I love the humor to this one, and the parrot envy.

    Sam, you're a bird of birds.

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  3. Ah, Sam, your wisdom is admirable.
    Norma, I love the cartoon. Anyone who has had a pet bird has to laugh at that.
    Wonderful blog.

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  4. There are some places where size matters, Sam. Sounds like you've got a big heart.

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  5. Yesterday, while cycling in my neighborhood, we actually couldn't believe our eyes and saw a 2 and a half foot or 3 ft tall bird- a hawk staring at us and wondering if he should fly away. My husband thought he looked at least seven pounds and that's a lot of feathers. I thought of little Sam and how special he was. How sweet and adorable--all squeezed into a tiny package.

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  6. He was special. That's why I want to share him with all of you.

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  7. He definitely was animated...and definitely loved to talk. I liked the kisses he was giving you! Very sweet. It makes me think I should video tape my cats sometime...Thanks Norma for the beautiful videos...

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  8. Those are adorable clips of Sam.... somehow preening himself like that is very bird-typical!

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  9. He's quite the talker. Were those little love nibbles in the second clip, or was he just being a stinker?

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  10. Those were indeed love nibbles. I wish I had video of him kissing me. It was really cute.

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  11. I consider the love nibbles, kissing...! Very adorable either way.

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  12. I loved the videos. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. I have to show this to my son. He loves birds.

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  14. Such a little blabber mouth he was. If he's had a pen and the ability to put it to paper, I bet he would've been a hearty - and heartfelt - writer like his Mother.

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