Friday, July 30, 2004


The wildest thing happened to me today. My husband and I were out running around having fun, and around six or so we started heading home. As we were stopped at a stop light I noticed this old man waving at me and pointing at something. It was a little parakeet that had landed on the side mirror of his car! When it registered in my brain, I started to get out of the car to catch it. Unfortunately, the light turned green and the man started to drive off. The poor little bird did it's best to stay on the mirror, but had to fly off onto the side of the road. I started freaking out and got my husband to turn around so I could save the bird. He knew better than to argue, and he took me back to the spot that I saw the bird land. I jumped out of the car and there the little thing was! It was walking back into traffic towards the cars. Stopping traffic I slowly approached the bird so that I wouldn't scare it into the cars. I herded it away from the street and back to the grass where I quickly but gently grabbed it. It then proceeded to bite the crap out of me and continued to do so all the way back to the car. You should have seen my husband's face when I walked up to the car with the little bird in my hands! He says, "Now what the heck are we going to do?" At first I wanted to keep it but then I decided against it. I would hate to have saved this little baby's life only to have my cats knock over the cage and eat it. After a few phone calls and a bazillion bird bites, I found the birdy a home. Now I can rest easy knowing it is safe and sound.