She Kept A Parrot

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The Parrot Bath is not just a bath. It is an event. An occasion that requires planning, organization and orchestration. Rita takes her bath seriously. She knows as well as I do that cold water is unacceptable. And, it could give her a fatal chill. So, she waits until the temperature is just right. While she waits, she studies a (fortunately, waterproof) canvas print of Botero’s fat family. Perhaps, with a BMI… Read More

Sometimes, when the air is cool and the sun is low on the horizon, I take Rita outside with me to spray water on┬áthe plants in the pergola. She likes to sit in this corner on this particular chair. The opposite corner is virtually identical with the same plants, but when I put her on that chair once, she flew to the floor and waddled over to her chair. Sometimes, parrots have… Read More