Bird Meet Hamster

In earlier days, my family had quite a menagerie of pets (just not more than two at a time.  When we moved to town when I was the tender ago of 6 months, we got MY dog, Buffy from the wonderful friends who sold us the house.  I loved my poodle a lot.  The summer after I completed the 4th grade, Buffy had to be put to sleep.  She was really ill.  Arthritis had set in so badly, that she could not walk upon or down the porch steps.  The poor girl would not eat and shivered all the time.  So one day, my parents took her to the vet, unbeknownst to me.

In addition to Buffy, we had a total of three cats (not all at once, but one in particular that I know I have posted about).  The poodle would go crazy when approached by the felines.  I don’t think it was the stereotypical dog vs. cat scenario but more like playful chasing around the house.

The Christmas after Buffy was put down, we received a blue parakeet from our “grandparents”.  We named her Corky after “Grandma” Margaret.  One summer while on break from college, my brother brought home Skippy the hamster whom he “saved.”  The parakeet must have become jealous because he would imitate the hamster by walking around on the floor and following it.  I remember going so far as to put the bird inside the hamster’s ball and seeing her attempt to roll it.

3 thoughts on “Bird Meet Hamster”

  1. HEHE! I love parakeets and had several when I was growing up. I named one Goat since I couldnt’ have a goat like I wanted so badly. There was also Spunky, Tippy, and Tweety. My sister found Goat outside at the daycare she worked at and brought him home.

  2. Probably – goats are relatively cheap. But somehow, I don’t think the neighbors here in the “historic district” would be too thrilled. Besides, I want an entire menagerie of animals, not just goats, but now as an adult, the reality of the time it takes to care for them all has set in…
    Put it this way, I don’t think we’ll be empty nesters. Out with the kids, in with the animals!!!

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