Friday, July 22, 2011

Pancho the Terrified Parrot

Parrot on Blue Background
Originally uploaded by richiebits

My blog friend, Elena at her My Quest blog has a charming post about her parrot and about fear and letting go. Elena was inspired to write her post about Pancho when she heard him shrieking in terror. She includes some charming sketches too.
I told Elena that interestingly, yesterday I got a phone call from the woman who is matching me up as  a volunteer visitor with a homebound senior citizen, for me to visit and to cheer her up. The first question to me was "are you allergic to birds?". I said "no", and it turns out the lady has a parrot.
The parrot loves to chatter when visitors come over.
So it is a small world of parrots and of letting go. I think you will like Elena's parrot post.


Marydon said...

What a beauty. Uncle Mick had one that sailed the high seas when he was in the WWII USN, & brought it home. Polly jabbered all the time.

Happy PS weekend ~

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

I laughed so hard at poor Pancho! (but there was a lot of wisdom in the post too!)
How delightful that the lady has the company of a chatty parrot~~they are quite amusing!
My *little one* escaped her cage yesterday and had me running in circles......parakeet: BIG PERSONALITY & MISCHIEF, small body.
(worn out Anne!)


Blondie's Journal said...

Thanks for the link, Terra. I'll go visit and read the post. I have a parrot, Nina. She is always nasty!!! I wish she were nicer to people but she is terrible!! I guess I don't have a very good parrot story myself!!


farmlady said...

Thanks for the link to the Parrot story. That was really cute.
I didn't know you could keep a Parrot in a rest home. How wonderful for the residents. Animals are such good companions for older people.

Jemi Fraser said...

Parrots are pretty amazing birds - hope you have fun visiting your new friend :)

Rebecca said...

Oh my gosh...poor Pancho! Aren't they the funniest little things?

My friend Julie has a Parrot. He's snarky all the time. I tell him to shut-up and then he says SHUT UP BACK! HAHAHAH


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How wonderful that you're volunteering to visit seniors! I know my mom really enjoyed it when volunteers came by.

I'm going to go read about Pancho now. I always wanted a parrot, but I'm afraid with all my ceiling fans and the breeze they create that a bird would die.

Elena said...

Aw thanks! I really love cute like little people with big attitudes.

Maria I. Morgan said...

Your friend's post sounds intriguing - I'll be sure to check it out! I think it's wonderful that you're volunteering to sit with a senior! I'm sure it will be a blessing to both of you! Have a fantastic week, Terra! God bless!

Anonymous said...

I'm off to visit the link you provided. How wonderful that you are volunteering with a home-bound senior. John is scheduled to hear from just such a volunteer in the near future to help brighten his days. This is a beautiful bird.

Janis@Open My Ears Lord said...

Beautiful parrot! How great that you volunteering to visit a senior. It will be such a blessing to bring joy and companionship to that person.
Thank you for becoming one of my encouragers.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I've never found that I needed to claim any money either and I love bird stories, so I'm off to go read! blessings ~ tanna

Susan Marlene Kinney said...

I went to http://elena's blog! Wonderful story! I relate. Hum when was the last time I leaped or stepped off my perch like that. Oh all to recently!! Thank you for sharing!