Sunday, April 13, 2008

Grandparents


Congratulations are in order! Jason and I are grandparents!

Yes, I am referring to those eggs and, yes, they did come from our little Cockatiel named Spike.

No, we don't have a male bird in the house so, no, those eggs won't hatch.

What's funny though, is that it takes a few things for a female to lay eggs--something Spike has never done before in the 5-6 years I've had her.
1. Spring
2. Longer, warmer days
3. A mate

Well, numbers 1 and 2 are obvious but who is her mate, you ask? Believe it or not, this winter, Jason and I put out a bowl of water next to her cage with one of those small motors in it that turns the water to mist. Our intention was to use this as our humidifier. Well, almost instantly Spike feel in love. Yes, that's what I mean--she fell in love with the bowl of mist.

Since that day, she has cuddled up on the side of the cage near the mist and cooed and called to this new gentleman love. When we turn the mist off, she gets irate and squawks until we turn "him" back on.

Yes, I think I can safely say, we have the first Cockatiel to mate with, and produce eggs for, a bowl of mist.

Cards and presents are not necessary! We do welcome gifts, however, when we have the egg shower.
(just kidding, of course)

Ain't life grand? And weird?

P.S. Sorry my posts have been so few and far between. April has proven to be such a busy time for public speaking. I'm loving it but barely have time for anything else. I should be back to blogging in May!