Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Sing a Song Of Sixpence

Or any other song you like. Sophia and Zsuzsu love it!

I took them out of the cage tonight so they could stretch their wings a bit while I took care of housekeeping (coop-keeping?). They are incredibly curious, so once I finished my chores to their satisfaction, I sat down and let them check out the rivets on my jeans and the sequins on my top. (And no, I do not dress for dinner. Pay attention!)

They’re still a little hand-shy, except with Charlotte, so I waited for a few minutes before carefully picking up Sophia and putting her on my lap. She squawked--loudly--until I started to sing to her. Then she just nestled in my hands, chirping occasionally in a more encouraging tone. Zsuzsu came and stood by my knee, her head cocked to one side as if to say, "I'm next!"

They're partial to "Lullaby and Goodnight," though I’ve found that the next-best way to calm them down is to stroke just at the base of the neck, right between the wings. Nothing like a good back massage!

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