News from the Zoo

So, It is really intriguing and funny sometimes, living with three animals. Two are so smart, they’re scary!
The hierarchy among my animals is all inverted: The cat chases the dog and he runs from her; the bird scolds the cat and she obeys him.
My bird is a cockatiel named Oliver. I don’t know how he does it, but he says exactly the right thing at exactly the right moment. For example, I was upset about a month ago. I was sitting on the couch, crying. Priscilla, my cat, had stopped playing and was sitting with me (she’s no dummy, either;) Galahad was lying on the other side, doing his own great job of comforting me. Now for Oliver: He asks, “Are you all right Baby?” I’ve never herd him ask that before.
Two summers ago, a street cleaner had parked in front of my house for about half an hour. As it pulled away from the curb, Oliver said, “There you go!” How did he know to say that just then!
Oliver loves to call the cat: “Kitty kitty kitty kitty kitty kitty!” Fortunaely, Priscilla ignores him when he does that.

Published by lifehelps

I am like a rich tapestry, full of texture and color. I'm a musician, composer, poet, gardener, homemaker and friend. I worked as anLCSW for 22 years; as a socialworker for 26 years all told. Before that, I was a rehabilitation teacher. My passion is to come alongside others; to empower and bless them. That is why you will find plenty of variety in my blog. Two very important things to know about me is that I am a life-long learner - An explorer and sojourner. I also belong to the Lord Jesus...now, before you get tweeked out: I am not saying I am "religious." There is a huge difference between all of the rules and empty practice that often gets associated with Christianity and the kind of life that comes from being in a relationship with the loving God. May you find encouragement, inspiration, insight, good ideas and a laugh or two as you read my posts and comments.

One thought on “News from the Zoo

  1. Friday at my house is Park Day. My neighbor and I take my black lab, Galahad with us. We go to our favorite coffee joint for drinks – and a dog treat – to go; then, head for Pioneer…Dog Library, Pee-riodical section, where dogs can read and write all the peemails they want.
    My neighbor calls Galahad “the Poopinator,” as we remove his orange piles from the lawn: He likes carrots.
    His other nickname is, “the nomadic Hoover.” He goes around the park at a fairly good clip with his nose about 2 inches away from the ground. I guess you could call it speed reading!
    So the next time Friday rolls around, remember:
    “Bark bark bark for the park park park!”

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