I’m Squeaks. This is my bloggo. (I’m also called Mr. Squeakers, Squeaky Pie, and Squeaky Beak.)
Momanita rescued me more than eight seasons ago. That’s more seasons than I have toes. (I’m better at writing than I am counting.) If you don’t know what a cockatiel is, I’ll fill you in. I’m a parrot – bigger than a parakeet and smaller than an African grey.
Momanita thought I was a cedar waxwing perched at the bottom of a shrub. Momanita is curious. She knew waxwings like the top of trees not the bottom of bushes.
She came closer to investigate. It reminded me of a prowl. I’m a cockatiel. Escaping a prowler is at the top of my “to do” list or I’ll be “done for.” Escaping isn’t easy for me. I can’t fly. Something happened to my wings and all I can do is flop forward. My wings don’t hurt, but they don’t work right. All I can do is flopfly in little leaps.
I flopflew in circles and Momanita walkstopped in circles. I was getting dizzy. She threw something and it went dark like the sun fell out of the sky and the moon didn’t show up. I found out later her jacket flew over me and she scooped me up.
We walked home. Well, Momanita did all the walking. I shrieked in the dark hoping to scare her away. Good thing Momanita doesn’t scare easily. I was a sitting duck in that bush. A terror bird (hootmans call them hawks) might have had me for lunch. That’s the way my wild world works. I pick off the millet seeds and a terror bird would pick me off. (Yummmmm! I love millet. THINKING about millet gives me the coos. I can’t stop cooing when Momanita plops a sprig in my seed dish. That’s on Mondays.)
Momanita’s too busy to write a bloggo for her new website. So, I’m writing one. I’m a RESCUE cockatiel. I’m rescuing Momanita from being too busy.
Momanita is a good author. She wrote Operation Hopper and Other Tales. The stories are about frogs and raccoons and snakes and rabbits and squirrels. (She didn’t write about a cockatiel yet, but she’s working on it.)
You’ll like reading her short stories as much as I like eating millet. It will give you the coos!