Finally, a day when all four of us could just sit in the backyard and enjoy the pool! The first day this summer when all the stars aligned and the entire family was home at once! The weather, ridiculously hot, dictated that a full blown pool day was in order. Got the girls in their suits. Applied the required sunscreen. Towels. Patio Chairs. Books. Drinks. Pool Floats. Cue relaxation.
“Mom, look at that pretty bird!”
“Uh huh”…I responded. “Just wait a few more minutes until your sunscreen is dry, then you can go in the pool okay.”
“No, Mom seriously, that bird is really green.”
Green? I looked up and saw….
someone’s poor little pet Budgie wilted in the heat, trying desperately to get a drink out of our salt water pool. Poor dumb bird. Looked like he’d been on his own for a while.
We scooped him up and…
put him in our cat carrier. Ironic?
He has been fed, watered and the girls spent the afternoon e-mailing everyone they know and plastering posters around the neighbourhood. (I’m ignoring the one response I got asking me if I was sure it wasn’t a wild bird with just really pretty colours. Ahh I know I’m blonde, but the breeders band around one leg and the fact that we were able to easily CATCH it, pretty much convinces me it is NOT a wild bird.)
It’s been four days since we took this creature in. Yes, a fun adventure for the girls and they feel a little heroic, but here is my question? How long do we have to keep this bird, in our home with a dog and a cat, before we can pass him along to the Human Society?
My girls are already too attached! Anybody want a new pet?
*UPDATE—Little birdie has a new home! She (yes, now I know it is a she) has gone to live with a lovely family with another Budgie friend! Happy Ending:)