Hi, everyone! I've missed TB while on vacation, but I was really happy to go back to the US and see my family. Thank you to everyone for the good wishes about my dissertation defense... it paid off, and I'm now a Doctor of Iberian Studies! Yay!!!
Sammy changed a lot while we were gone, and he'll be five months old in a few days. He's so cute, more lovable now than before we left, and he's a bit more adventurous!
He's still chatting up a storm (his favorites: "Baby bird!" "I'm a parakeet" "Cheepy cheepy cheepy" "(the noise that the computer makes when I turn my speakers up and down)" "Kiss! SMOOOOOCH!" "Whatcha doing?"). I think it was a great idea to write down a list of the phrases that we've been working on for the breeder while we were away. She kept practicing them with him!
He also tried to escape his cage this morning to get the piece of carrot that I was going to give him. Ah, he loves his fruits and veggies!
Last night Sammy also dove right in to the sprinkle of water from the faucet and gave himself a little bath! He repeated it this afternoon, and I got a few pictures of him post-bath. He looks like a wet rat, but he's so cute. I am so happy that he's interested in bathing, because he was pretty scared of water until recently! Go Sammy!