Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Whittier Narrows Park

These are a couple of pictures from a bike ride we took back in February to Whittier Narrows Park. This was our first bike ride in 2010 and I used this opportunity to try out the new camera Bill got me for Christmas.

Must say I am pleased with the results.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Mooky's Back & Drumming for your Attention

I can’t believe my last post was back in December! Time sure does fly! I could blame it on my lemon of a computer, Mooky’s unwillingness to cooperate or just plain laziness. I know Blah, Blah, Blah & Blah! What matters is I finally am back blogging! However all of the above excuses are the truth except for Mooky’s unwillingness to cooperate since we all know what a “Ham” is he!

This is Mooky’s new favorite spot which I find surprising since I bought this cage over 4 years ago and up until a few weeks ago he was afraid of it! I realize sometimes if a new toy is introduced to him it might take him a few days, even weeks to get used to it but 4 years! But now every chance he gets he flies from his perch in the living room into his room to perch on top of this cage.

Go figure!

Friday, December 19, 2008

What's In Here?

The other evening I was in the kitchen fixing dinner and like any normal person I went into the refrigerator to get some things out and left the door open while I put the items I took out on the counter. When I went back to close the fridge door there was Mooky perched atop it inspecting the contents. Not only did he inspect the contents inside but he also found it necessary rip the things I have stuck to the front of the door with magnets. (Unfortunately that picture was too blurry to post.)

Even after I closed the door he would fly back to it but he wasn’t able to perch on it while it was closed. I finally had to stick the feather duster in the crack between the fridge and the cabinet to keep him away.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Caught in the Act

Yep… Mooky gets caught again! Here we have him gripped to the sliding glass door handle in the living room while I was probably watching TV. This was one of those cases where his perch was too close to the door so Mooky being Mooky he just couldn’t resist climbing onto it. I’m not quite sure what he expected to accomplish while there but I’m not a bird with too much time on his hands/feet!

Really when it comes right down to it Mooky’s not the best at hiding his little birdy stunts. I wouldn’t have even known he was up to “No Good” if he hadn’t said, “Ah!” and started laughing.

I guess he thinks he’s pretty funny!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Visitor At My Front Door

I found this little green guy just outside of our front door when I went out to get the mail. And as usual I couldn’t pass up the opportunity of photographing him… especially since I’ve been so bad at updating my blog these days. For a bug I think he’s quite handsome or should I say pretty because who knows he may actually be a she!

After the photo shoot I placed him in the plant next to the front door. He stayed there for hours not moving an inch and then the last time I checked he was gone!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Loving the Marrow

Getting the marrow out of a chicken bone can be tedious work but not for Mooky… he loves cracking open the bones and savoring the marrow inside. Savoring is probably not the right word to use since he usually eats them in a frenzied hurry.

I have this on video clip but it's too long to post and besides I don’t have the clip with me at work.. One of these days I’ll have to edit the clip so I can post it!

This is a short post but I wanted to put up something since its been awhile since my last post!

Sunday, August 31, 2008

What Kind of Lizard is This???

I found this little baby lizard a couple of weeks ago between the front door and screen door.

And yes, he he made me jump which I'm embarrassed to admit since he was so small.

When I opened the screen door he crawled outside and quickly ran under the doormat. He was not camera shy and I have to admit he was really cute considering him being a lizard and all! I haven't seen him since that day. I hope he crawled from underneath the mat and went on to live a happy & healthy little lizard life!

I've seen so many fence lizards and baby fence lizards I know that's not what he is but maybe one of you out there can shed some light on what type of lizard this might be.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Mooky vs The Can

Mooky’s back and fighting Aveeno Shaving Cream cans… that’s right he’s protecting us all from those evil cans! Why does he do this; I’m not quite sure exactly? We think that he pretends its Bill he’s triumphing over, who by the way is in the tub. Mooky follows Bill into the bathroom every morning and plays on the bathroom floor while Bill is bathing. I use the word “play” very loosely because Mooky’s true motive is to get into the bathroom closet and chew on rolls of toilet paper like in the “Blue Bathroom Ducky” post.

One day the shaving cream can was on the floor and Bill just left it there as another layer of protection to prevent Mooky from getting into the closet. When Bill told me about Mooky fighting the can I have to admit I didn’t believe him but boy was he right.

If you listen closely you can hear Mooky ask for water… I guess all that can fighting makes a bird thirsty!