It's too hot to sleep tonight so here I am at 12:33 am. Up here we only need AC for one or two weeks a year, but during those weeks, I sure wish we had it. We're more furnace people than AC.
Anyway, weather aside, I'm doing extended Grammie duty these days. Two of my daughters and their families have gone out of town for a brief vacation and left me in charge of their pets.
Here's Amy's dog, Bernie. A St. Bernard, obviously. He's a lovely, gentle dog well suited to the family's four kids. He's big, and likes to lean against adults, which makes me lose my balance. I go over to his house twice day to feed him and pet him and tell him what a good boy he is. And come away covered in hair and smelling like a dog. He appreciates the attention though. He's such a sweet thing.
Doesn't he look like he's missing his kids. Poor boy. They'll be home in a couple of days.
Jenn, her husband Anders, and their five boys drove into town to leave Eadie with me until next weekend. We ended up having a pizza party.
And this is Eadie, a Lineolated Parakeet. She's a beautiful little creature and is quite the spoiled girl in their family. She only goes in her cage to eat and has a special towel on top of the cage at night that she crawls under to sleep. She spends her days on top of the cage or hanging out with the boys, riding around on one of the many shoulders available to her. The boys made sure I knew everything there was to know about her and warned me many times not to leave any doors or windows open.
I love birds and have had a number of budgies over the years, but never a lineolated parakeet. To tell the truth, I don't see any difference between budgies and parakeets, but I'm sure there must be.
I'm looking forward to having Eadie hang out with me this week. I might even take another picture or two of her.