Peaches My Pride and Joy !
by Stacy Pitino
(Dana Point , Calif )
Mom picked because they reminded her of me :)
Bitten By The Love Bug !
I was in Visiting My Daughters Cockatiels at our Bird store ,so they could bond with the baby's before we brought them home, when this Lil baby Goffins came over to me and was nibbling on my shoe? I set him back on his Stand and went back to my Daughters. Back again he came to get my attention.
This time I gave him more attention cuddling him and fell in love! Yep I was Bit! By the Love bug!
I Thought I couldn't ever afford him though, mind you we just perched two Cockatiels and a huge cage for them. Well a friend I had met there, she was bringing home a bird also told me the store had a layaway until the bird was able to come home & feeding on his own. I was so excited, I could do that I think?
After a call to My Husband "Honey can I Please get a baby Bird, I'm so in love with him Please? My poor Husband agreed. I was up every day after that! Driving 20 min there and back just to bond with him, and staying at the store for hours, for weeks. I Named Him Peaches! Not knowing or Caring Boy or Girl?
Well My 40th Birthday was here, and all I wanted to do was to just visit Peaches. So my daughter and I Ran up that morning and spent most of the day there...and made a day of it ..
I was cuddling Peaches in my arms, when I heard My husbands Voice? I looked up and to my huge surprise he had my bird carrier and flowers and a cake, in his hands.
He Said OK take your baby home! I was Like what?! He was still being hand feed? Well the store clerk had already taught me how to had feed daily during my recent visits so I was used to feeding him already ... Let me tell you I cried like a baby! He said I was speeding to much time at the Bird store, he missed me ...
Almost a year later Peaches and our family are great! He is the most amazing baby ...I adore him .. our whole family love's him !
PS. Jan 23rd 2008
My Daughters Baby Cockatiels well started their family 5 egg's were laid, I was so surprised
they are now three weeks old and just amazing ...And yes they are staying with us! I was bit by the Love bug once the egg's were hatched!
My husband now calls me the Crazy Bird Lady yep that's me !!! Crazy in love!