A familiar face greeted me when I moved to my temporary home in Bay of Islands…
It was the face of Cookie, our family’s pet cockatiel from my childhood! The local farmer has a pet cockatiel named Willis, that she lets fly around outside (now THAT is how you have a pet bird!). It took me back to when I was little; I hadn’t thought about Cookie much in years. In fact, I always focus so much on my old cats and dogs from childhood, I had nearly forgotten we ever had a bird.
Cookie had a bit of an unfortunate life in a sense, poor thing got passed from family member to family member. I guess my parents could only tolerate the early morning “PRETTY BIRD!!” phrase he said for so long. But now, hearing Willis’s calls each morning make me so nostalgic! Plus, I love seeing him flying around outside with the wild birds.
Did you have any fun pets as a child?