Making The “A” List

“I can’t believe it’s afternoon already,” Momanita said. “I haven’t written yet today.” “I know. I’ve been napping all day.” To other hootmans this sounded like squeals and whistles, but not to Momanita. She MOSTLY understood cockatiel speak. I MOSTLY understood hootman talk. “I wasted the whole morning. I need to work more.” I knewContinue reading “Making The “A” List”

Just Call Me The Gray Auto Hook Beaked Cheerio Crunching Crested Bouncer . . . Or Squeaky Pie For Short

“Squeaks, I learned something interesting about you,” said Momanita. “Do you want to hear?” “I might be interested if there’s Cheerios in it for me.” To other hootmans this sounded like squeals and whistles, but not to Momanita. She MOSTLY understood cockatiel speak. I MOSTLY understood hootman talk. “It’s about your name.” “I KNOW myContinue reading “Just Call Me The Gray Auto Hook Beaked Cheerio Crunching Crested Bouncer . . . Or Squeaky Pie For Short”

Squeaks’ Advice: Take The Fall!

“I’m sorry to tell you this, Squeaky Pie, but summer is over,” said Momanita,” no more warm weather.” “You just figured this out? I thought hootmans were smart?” To be fair cockatiels ARE intelligent and I’m brainier than most. How many birds do you know that write blog posts? “Summer ended on August 31st or SeptemberContinue reading “Squeaks’ Advice: Take The Fall!”

The Only Thing To Fear Is Fear Itself . . . And Ping Pong Balls!

“Squeaky Pie,” said Momanita. “We’re taking charge!” Momanita lifted the cover on my rolly nest. “I like ‘Good morning, Squeaks’ or ‘Good afternoon, Squeaky Pie’ better than ‘We’re taking charge.’ ‘Taking charge’ is work.” To other hootmans this sounded like squeals and whistles, but not to Momanita. She MOSTLY understood cockatiel speak. I MOSTLY understoodContinue reading “The Only Thing To Fear Is Fear Itself . . . And Ping Pong Balls!”

Cockatiels Hardly Ever Make New Year’s Resolutions!

“It’s 2022, Squeaks!” Momanita, my hootman announced at 5 am.  I knew it was 5 am because I had an inner sense of time. (Also, there’s a clock on the cabinet next to my rolly nest.)  “I’m NOT a rooster. I’m a cockatiel. It’s time for sleeping. Then MUCH later it’s time for my coverContinue reading “Cockatiels Hardly Ever Make New Year’s Resolutions!”