You guys are awesome! JoAnn, thank you for that detailed post about the products you use- you saved me a lot of research and probably another thread asking about supplements! At the bird show, I saw the Herb Salad and picked it up....and put it down....and picked it back up....but ended up not getting it until I could see if you or another wise budgie mentor had mentioned it.
Ann, I loved your link! As Juliet said, "What's in a name?" Well, quite a bit if you are Bubbles! I agree, it is vital to make the right choice here. Alex feels confident that he is a Bubbles, and if so we must responsibly educate Bubbles of the noble heritage his name carries! And if any other birdie casts aspersions at Bubbles the- to be determined-, they will have to deal with his pink featherless flock as well!
I'm with you JoAnn- can't get enough history over here. The older I get, the more fascinated I become! I read those books you mentioned as a child as well, and I have tapes of my father reading me Brer Rabbit when I was very little, so I could follow along with my little finger when he was out of town and couldn't read to me. My mother preferred The Velveteen Rabbit, but I confess that one actually horrified me. Poor unloved toys that were burned!
Therm, I got so tickled at my husband. It was very hard to tell whose masculinity was threatened there- I'm pretty sure the bird would love to be called Bubbles! It's not like I will make him a t-shirt with a picture of a budgie and the phrase "My Budgie's name is Bubbles" on it. Although I would happily wear that shirt
. Luckily we've all been laughing so hard, I think the naming tension has been defused!