A quick note this afternoon because I am cross-eyed from looking at my laptop and working on my ancestry tree. Plus, an annoying parrot (Baby, or Malocchio as Kathy calls him) is pulling on anything-he-can-lay-his-beak on, vying for attention. At present he is under my chin.
This week we took two of the parrots, Jesse and Arabella for vet visits. “You haven’t had Jesse here since 2008” said Dr. Mac. Jesse is 14 and this week, I brought him in for a nail trim and exam. The vet wanted to do a gram stain, or poop analysis for $100+, but I had set my budget for $200 and that covered the other stuff, so I declined.
Besides, its bad enough when doctors find something wrong with me or David. And Jesse is not exposed to anyone who could pass a germ. If he has an issue it’s from his diet. You can lead a parrot to good food, but you cannot make them eat.
The heat has been miserable, but David and I did a little yard work this morning. I pulled weeds and he poured vinegar on the sidewalks to clear out the stuff growing between the bricks. Works like a charm. Earlier this week, Troy came by and pulled out the Pokeweed growing in the side yard.
Earlier this month, I had poured vinegar everywhere to kill the noxious vine with burrs Johnny kept attracting with his fur coat, and it worked on the vines. However the Pokeweed was a different matter. I used “old smokey”, our weed burner to destroy the dead vines and showed Troy how to finish the job. So, TA-DA, we never had to resort to noxious Roundup. We managed to completely fill our green wheelie bin this week.
Is this a great photo or what? Granddaughter Rita and Lil Chris are smiling and ready for big Chris who comes home from Yemen this month. Word is, he’s leaving the Army (Virginia National Guard) and returning to his regular job.