February 1st, 2012
Cats, Canaries, and the Parakeet!
Posted by F&S
We Frenchies, were tucked away in our beds in the kitchen, when we overheard the cats in the other room having quite a conversation. Bartok was rattling off all sorts of facts about the birds and it actually seemed like he knew what he was talking about!
1 Vivaldi! Verdi! There's something different in the canary cage. Do you see it?
2 There seems to a stranger trying to blend in with the flock, but the vivid color of these Red Factor canaries makes it difficult.
3 What they eat affects their pigmentation, so they are fed foods like carrots, oranges, and berries to keep them bright.
4 It's the same reason pink flamingos are pink, you know, because of all the shrimp they eat.
5 So if I eat a lot of shrimp, I might turn pink as well? How silly I would look! But Bartok, what were you saying about a stranger in the canary cage?
6 All I see that's different are these newly cut apple branches for the birds to perch on.
7 Wait a minute, what's that? Hey, that's no canary!
8 See? I told you. That's a blue parakeet that Martha bought as a songbird for her granddaughter, Baby Jude. While canaries make lovely pets (and snacks), parakeets can be trained to sing and talk.
9 Bartok, when did you become such a know-it-all? You sound like the Frenchies with all of those facts. I'm trying to nap in this ray of sun over here!
10 What? The dogs think they're so smart...I'm just trying to show that they aren't the only ones with brains in this house! We know things too!
11 Oh fine, I'll stretch out and nap in the sun, too. See if I ever try to better you again!
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