Last week, I went to Florida to visit with my parents, my brother and my son. It was a very long drive from Nebraska to Florida, but I did it! It was a blessing to spend Mother's day with my mom and my son -- one I will remember and always hold dear. I did however, come home with a couple of new additions to the family!
Some time ago, my mom got Mojo, a spunky cockatiel and soon after she got Sunshine, a beautiful double yellow headed amazon parrot. They are two completely different birds, but somehow it works. Mojo is so very in LOVE with Sunshine. He sings to her (so cute). They have been well loved and cared for by my mom for many many years. So, why do I have them you ask? Well, there are a few things changing in my parents home and it came at a time when it just so happened that I was wanting a pet.
Anyone who knows me, knows that I do love cats, but am very allergic to them. I do like dogs too, but don't want to have to let them out in the winter when it is cold (because we do live in Nebraska where it will get to -20 degrees with windchill). So, that left few other pet choices. I decided on a bird. I called mom to see if she could tell me more about her amazon parrot and just threw it out there that I just want her amazon really...she said "come and get her."
Now, anyone who knows my mom...that was a shock! I said "really?" and she said yes. So of course I jumped on it! Sunshine and I have always gotten along really well. She would always come to me when I visited mom. Maybe mom and I sound alike, not sure if that is the reason. She just took to me really well.
Since Mojo loves Sunshine so much, it was only fitting that I take him too! He would have been so depressed without her. I couldn't do that to him. He has not quite warmed up to me as much, but we will get there.
I am super excited for this new chapter in our lives! It is going to be an adventure for sure.
What type of pets do you have?
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