Wednesday, June 3, 2009

88 lines about 44 birds...

...Okay not 44, just 8. ( but believe me, that's enough)




1. dennis and 2. linda- ryan's first two. Love birds. They lasted 1 week. (no picture)
      

3. nacho- lovebirds get their name because they like to have a companion. Ryan wanted a lovebird that would love him instead of another lovebird. He sold dennis & linda for this lovebird so that he could be its bird-lover.




4. tina- Ryan realized nacho needed a real bird companion because he had to go to work and couldn't be with nacho 24/7. Nacho & Tina lasted about a month. (yes, he drove with them on his shoulder, and yes I sat in the back).



5. poncho- Ryan sold nacho to his brother, Evin, and tina to his dad and got poncho (a conure) for his birthday. It was THE ONLY THING he ever wanted for his 28th birthday. I was bummed because I thought tina was so pretty, and because this stupid bird was expensive. AND because it would escape out of its cage and wait by the back door and chase me around the house when I opened it. Due to my fear, I would try to get it on the end of the broom stick to put it back in it's cage, but it would just go around the stick and come for  me. I finally called Ryan in tears and gave him the ultimatum, "It's me or the bird." For a week he was devastated and wouldn't talk to me about it because he loooooved poncho SO much, but then...



           *macrolens photo of the eye of a myers parrot
6. benito- (or as like to call it, lucifer, satan bird, or lord voldemort)- ...Ryan found THIS ugly, evil, red-eyed bird shopping online, a myers parrot, worth $4oo selling for $150. Apparently the guy who had it just found it one day and didn't realize how valuable it was. With no answer to his "found bird" signs, he sold it to ryan. After a month, the guy who sold it to ryan said he saw "lost bird" fliers for it with a $500 reward! (But the flier lied! The "reward" wasn't $500, it was $200 PLUS...  a DIFFERENT bird. yay.)




7. no name reward bird- lasted one day. The crazy bird lady called back the very next day saying she wanted this reward bird back because "She had already bonded with it." (she didn't want her $200 back, which was nice).

 


*it reminds me of a cuter version of the evil birds in the dark crystal

8. "the bird"- baby indian ringneck. Ryan has to feed it formula from a syringe every 4 hours and it's really ugly right now, but apparently will be pretty when it grows up (see pictures below).  This WILL be the last one. Any name suggestions? 




So there you have it. 
We've been through 8 birds in 5 months. 
Did I mention I hate birds?

13 comments:

Shannon said...

I think you did mention it once or twice. I also am not a huge fan of bird with their pecking beaks and creepy perfectly round eyes. For Ryan's sake I hope this bird "takes."

Christine said...

Some suggestions:
Trinidad
Sancho
Chalula
Meso
Ruca

Larsen Party 24/7 said...

oh my gosh that is a TON of stinkin' birds. we went through the same thing at my house growing up but they were all hampsters. name suggestion: dacquri ice. i swear it's the same color as that ice cream from baskin robbins.

Beth said...

I love this post...you are such a good wife. I know how big your fear of birds is...like my fear of spiders. If dad brought home spiders like Ryan brings home birds I would move out. :)

Heather said...

Im confused...


haha i do think the last one is the prettiest... its a keeper!

ruth said...

You are really a nice wife. When you find out the sex of the bird , I say we all give our name suggestions. Ollie said to tell you "sparkles"

J said...

Haha... aww you poor thing! :(

The McCullough Crew said...

Wow! Totally reminds me of the dark crystal. Good luck with that.

Kira
Henson

Shawni said...

I LOVE IT!!! I love that you and Ryan have such a great relationship with birds...lol You are an awesome wife to let Ryan have so many birds!!!! I think this is one of the funniest things I have ever heard about in the last week.

Ashley said...

Oh my gosh! I love this bird story. I bought 2 cockitiels when I was 12. One flew away, but I STILL have the other. For over half my life I have had this pet. Maybe Ryan will have the same luck with his newest bird. Doesn't that excite you? Ha ha.

Christy said...

This is irony at its best. My husband would never even think to choose "bird" if he wanted to get a pet. It'd be the last thing on his list. But you happen to MARRY a man who loves and wants birds. Enough to carry them around with him on his shoulder and feed them formula every four hours. And then for you to have a major fear of birds is just so ironic. hahahahaha. A.ma.zing. Gotta love Ryan. Especially cuz most of their names were total Spanish names.

amber buhrley said...

Does ryan realize this kind of makes him a little weird, maybe even a little creepy?

Cathy Woodruff said...

You can the call the bird what I call all my dogs (all three of them) Dam Ass... Dale loves his dam ass dogs... I hate them... but I love Dale and they make him happy...