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Archive for May 2011

Homework piled up on Wednesday, May 11.  Social Studies, Math, English . . . you name it, it was there.  But there was a problem with doing it in my room, where I usually do it.

The birds were chirping like crazy.

My sister’s bird, Evelyn Gray, and my bird, Miss. Dexter, were craving attention- and possibly food- and were screaming so loud I could hear them from my room on the second floor (Miss. Dexter’s name actually has a story behind it, but that’s for a different time)

So I decided to put them both on my shoulders- a feat I had only done once before, for you see, both birds weren’t exactly comfortable together.  Miss. Dexter was a very calm bird, but she was scared of Evelyn, because Evelyn Gray would snap at everything and everyone- except my sister.  But with my grades at stake, I walked to the family room where both their cages were, put both birds on my shoulders, got some paper towel from the kitchen in case any of them wanted to do their business on me, and walked upstairs.

After a few minutes, I was surprised to see them both sitting very calmly, even preening themselves, and Evelyn Gray wasn’t snapping at me like usual.  I suppose she just wanted attention, and it didn’t matter who gave it to her.

Soon I was on to my Social Studies homework, the last assignment of the day, and I decided to take a break.  So I put Evelyn Gray on my Social Studies book, because her sharp cockatiel feet were digging into my shoulder.  So she waked off my book and climbed on the moderate-sized stack of other school books on my desk.

Now, we were reading The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom in our English class, and that was on top of the stack.  And the old, worn copies the school provided showed off a two-inch Corrie face on it, with some other things in the background behind her.  Evelyn Gray walked on the book, and I saw some of her tail feathers lower.  Don’t- I started to think.

But it was too late.  She proceeded to do her business- right smack in the middle of Corrie Ten Boom’s face!  And the little bird looked quite pleased about it.

I hope you got a laugh out of this, because I sure did when it occurred.



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