It's been fun having Eadie with me these past couple of days. She's a very social bird and only goes in her cage to eat. I've become used to her perching on my shoulder as I move about the house. She even ate my pizza crust for me.
I have a radio beside her cage which I kept on low while scrapbooking. I kept hearing the theme from Bridge On The River Kwai in the music. Finally, remembering what Jenn told me, I turned the radio off and there it was - Eadie was whistling the tune, very sweet and clear, over and over, along with the occasional wolf whistle. I got a video of her doing it (I think) but can't get it off my camera. If I ever figure it out, I'll post it.
I had Sara's kids over yesterday and they loved Eadie. She went right to Max, I think she must be missing her own five boys.
Elly was timid but allowed Eadie to sit on her arm.
Charlie didn't want the bird on her at all but wanted to touch its back. Didn't work too well. Birds don't like being stroked like cats. That's her blurry hand hovering over Eadie in the photo below.
That's as close as Charlie got to Eadie.
On a sad note, the kids' other grandmother passed away early yesterday morning - she was in her 80s and hospitalized for the past month or two. Although not a shock, it is still upsetting for the family. My son-in-law was the youngest of her 7 children. Sara explained to the kids that Grandma is now with Grandpa and other friends and family so they shouldn't be too sad for her. Charlie reminded me a couple of times that Papa and I are her only grandparents left. I assured her that we'll be around for awhile and that Grandma was almost 25 years older than me. Now I have to make sure that Lloyd and I stay healthy enough to continue to be part of the kids' lives for years to come.