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December 14, 2005

Chillin' with the Birds on a Somber Afternoon

I've had pets of one kind or another throughout my life...the first being a beautiful grey kitten named Smokey. Then came along Suki, Peanut, Skeeter, Benji, Tracy, a second generation Benji and Tracy, Lacy, Charlie, King, and Kong, Myrtle, Blaze, Christy, Dancer, and Tigger...and I'm sure I've missed a few! *lol* But of all the animals I've had, from cats, dogs, chickens, ducks, horses, turtles, and even a squirrel, I've never had, but have always been fascinated by talking birds. I've known a few people over the years with birds that could talk, and have recently become keen to have one I could teach English to in order to have someone else to talk with besides my husband! *just kidding!!* So, anyhow, yesterday afternoon I was wandering around the souk and came upon a little shop where I stopped to hang out with the birds. The guy on the right (picture above), was absolutely entertaining...or that is...entertained with himself! *lol* This bird was just whistling up a storm, every kind of whistle you could imagine, and non-stop at that! I couldn't help but chuckle as I stood watching and listening...this, of course, peeking my interest once again in becoming a bird owner. *smile* But...for as much as I yearn in my heart to have a pet in my life again...the pain of the loss I felt when my last pet fell ill and had to be put to sleep...well...was just about more than I could take...and I just don't know if I can bring myself to subject my heart to that again... Owning a pet is a big responsibility...and my last experience showed me particularly, that if your life/living situation isn't stable, you shouldn't try to bring a pet into your home. It's not fair to the animal...and in the end only leads to heart-break. So, even though contemplating pet ownership again has been on my mind the last few days...I know it's not the best idea right now...and what makes the longing sort of worse is...every time I go outside I see cats...but there's not a single one that you could pick up and cuddle, because they're just 'yard' cats. Sad, it is. Just sad. Okay, time to take my melancholy self on off to bed. Besides, Windows is trying to install an update and I keep getting this little pop-up window telling me that in order to complete the installation Windows will be restarted in 4 minutes and 59 which you can click on the "restart now' button or the "restart later" button. Well...I've come to know, after clicking on "restart later" about a dozen times, that "later" is only like...five minutes! Annoying darn thing...later means LATER darn it! *lol* Alright...catchy'all later...


  1. It's too bad you don't live closer. We have been trying to find homes for our kittens. We have two, and the Mama Kitty is about to have another litter already. I know you'd fall in love with the fluffy one.

  2. Salam Alaikum:

    Aishah, when you come on and i am on messenger. I want to send you two things. One is of a bird reciting quran. Suphanallah and the other is a talking bird too. it is funny. But the first one makes me wonder why a bird can learn Quran and someone like me sturggles to learn it. Oh Well, I need to try harder I think.

  3. Safiyyah Jihad LevineJanuary 13, 2006 11:21 PM

    As Salaamu Alaikum. Today I was at my jewelers; when I walked into his store, I was surprised to see his bird sitting on his shoulders while he scurried around taking care of customers. I was afraid it would fly right out the door! Anyhow, I continued looking at items, when I noticed that the bird was inside one of his jewel boxes, nosing around the rings in the box, picking them up, and putting them down - going from one ring to the next. It looked like he was shopping, too, Alhamdulillah! Great blog sister!
    Fi Aman Allah
    Safiyyah (IW)