Saturday, September 8, 2007

Beating The Heat


Thank goodness the heatwave finally broke this week! The temperature in the house was as high as 94 degrees. We actually have central air conditioning but in these extremely high temperatures it is basically worthless. Every time I go to turn it on the breaker switch is flipped... so I have to go outside and flip the switch to make it work. I have a problem with this since we had a complete remodel done on the house just 4 years ago. All new electrical and all new air conditioning unit.... go figure!

I think Mooky has the right idea. He'll fly to his room which is mostly dark because the shutters are closed to keep the house cool and sits on the fan. He'll stay there for hours not making a sound. When he has to poop, eat or have a drink of water he'll fly to his perch in the living room to do so. The temperature in his room is always a few degrees cooler than the rest of the house and Mooky is smart enough to take advantage of it!

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mookie has his own room and fan? HAHAHHHAHAAA. His photo is extra cute!

DweezelJazz said...

That is a super cute photo of Mooky. :)

He's very well behaved. I'm very impressed with him going to take care of his needs in the living room and even more impressed that he's quiet for hours! Jazzy is a chatty little girl (maybe it's because she's a girl! :) ) and she chats most all day long. Sometimes we refer to her chatting as radio Jasmine. Mooky is really intelligent and a lovely bird.

glorious said...

Mooky is such a cutie.
Sharon, if you want to see pictures of Cassie's wedding, look at Manuel's View. Same wedding, same family. Smiles.

T-man said...

Wow, Mooky is SO smart!! If it was CC-man, he'd be scared of the fan and poop right in the blades. Then you know what would happen...

william wray said...

I think he's so quite becase it used to be forbidden that he sit on the fans. He still is "hiding" the fact he being "bad" as he loves to do.

triple B's said...

moody is a smart boy to hang out on top of the fan in his cool room. we're impressed that he goes back to his perch to poop. good mooky!

K_tigress said...

I guess every one is right about that one.
"The poop's going to hit the fan"
Hehe

I'm one those unusual people who really loves the sticky humid air.
I'll be sad to see it go since I dread below 0 weather. *Shudders*

Haha love that Mooky pose.

Lavender said...

Mooky is so smart! (Id do the same thing myself!) Thats a real pain about the aircon, sounds like someone jipped you on the wiring - hope its easily sorted!
Great pose, Mooky!

Madwag said...

I had a couple of budgies a few years ago in separate cages... one was a smart budgie and one wasn't so smart. the smart one knew how to get out of her cage and into the other ones cage... and she would poop in there... lol. I rarely had to clean out the smart ones cage... funny birds... my birds now aren't so smarts...they just chatter and chirp and scream.....and poop

LisaBinDaCity said...

Mooky as always is one smart cookie!

Sharon said...

Anon - Yes, Mooky has his own room & he loves it!

Dweezlejazz - Mooky usually chats all day long too that's why its so unusual that he sits on the fan quiet for hours.

Glorious - Cassie's wedding looked lovely and she made a beautiful bride.

T-Man - You're too funny! I'm sort of surprised Mooky isn't afraid of the fan too!

Honey - I think you're right! As long as he thinks he up to no good that's enough satisfaction for him and motivation for him to be quiet.

Triple-B's - I like that you called him Moody that atually could be more appropriate than Mooky on some days!

K_Tigress - I'm not a big fan of sticky, hot humid weather or below 0 weather. Luckily in California, for the most part, the weather is great except for those hot, hot days in the summer.

Lavendar - When we had the remodel done they told us we had enough power to light up a ball park! Go figure!

Madwag - That is really smart & cute! I'm sure your current birds are smarter than you think!

lisabindacity - Yes he is... and sometimes too smart!

DweezelJazz said...

Oh, I see! He's just like Jazzy! She's always pushing the envelope and trying to go somewhere she knows she shouldn't. Unfortunately our fan is completely open and she could lose a toe, so we turn it off when she's out. Hmmm....I wonder if I let J go somewhere she knows she shouldn't, if she'd be quiet for that long? Come to think of it, yes: she gets up on a lamp, where she knows she's not allowed, and she's always completely quiet up there! :)

MrManuel said...

Me think you need a new AC unit!

Slick said...

Hey Sharon? You think Mooky will mind me coming to hang out in his room if the heat keeps up here?

Where you at girl??!

barkfoot said...

Animals always seem to know where the best spots are. I've noticed the cats get the most comfy chair in the house and find the sunniest place in the garden. Mokky has life sorted.

barkfoot said...

Sorry Mooky, I didn't mean to call you Mokky, my finger slipped.

Sonja said...

Mooky flies to his perch to poop??!! I wish my birds did that. Of course, they are both clipped, so that's not bound to happen, LOL!

Sandy said...

Great pic of Mookie, but how in the heck do you have him trained to go to his cage. My cockatiel poops on me all the time. The rascal...

Mooky is so cute.

Grump Les Tiltskin said...

Now that's one clever bird!