Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Woohoo! Two Days In A Row!!!

I'm on a roll. Heh...we'll see how long it lasts! LOL.

Anyway, since I distressed Cassandra with my last post about the serial killer, I thought I would post a photo of our new feathered friends. Meet Ricky and Lucy. We have no idea which one is Ricky and which is Lucy....but heck, they don't answer to either one of them so what does it matter, right?! In fact...we may even have two Lucys or two Rickys. Who knows?! At any rate, they're love birds. Mom found them on ISLC classifieds.

An interesting tidbit about their history: Erin used to own one of them! LOL. Mom didn't know it at the time she answered the ad, but they belonged to Sheila, Erin's sister-in-law, and she actually got one of them from Erin. So, one of them started out being named "John Deere Green". Sheila and her kids renamed the pair to "Stella" and "Luna". They both said that they gave them away because they "just didn't have enough time to spend with them", but after a week or so of living with them I feel pretty comfortable in saying that I think it was because they NEVER SHUT UP! LOL. Riley is ready to serve some lovebird kabobs. Ah well, they're pretty and kind of funny to watch.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008


...and he's killing off all of our livestock. Thus far we've lost a rooster and two hens. The latest victim was Othello, mom's dove. I was out taking a few photos of Riley one afternoon, and as we came up on the back porch for a bit I realized Othello wasn't going crazy and cooing in his cage. I'm sure it had something to do with the fact that something had grabbed him, pulled his head through the bars of his cage and then ate it. That's the killer's MO. He takes heads. He didn't actually kill the two hens. They put up one heckuva fight and kept their heads, but just barely. My brother, Adam, had to put them out of their misery, the poor girls. It was all very traumatic, and I think we all shed a few tears over the horror of it all. I've been told the killer is most likely a hawk. I hope Ducky is okay...I haven't seen her in a while.
This picture is in memory of dear old Othello. He was a pain in the &%$ while he was here (with his incessant cooing), but I miss him now that he's gone.