The Crazy Suburban Mom: When is a Tweet just a Tweet?

Friday, May 29, 2009

When is a Tweet just a Tweet?

I love my mini-pain, Ginger but I also love birds. I've lived with one most of my life. There's just something about them...

My little feathered friend's name is Tazzy. She came into my life after my cockatiel, Noodle, died. I was lonely and started visiting pet shops just to be around the birds. Tazzy was the neediest bird I ever met. She was alone in a cage. They had to separate her because the other birds picked on her. They had pulled out all of her crest and tail feathers, as well as most of her wing feathers.

When anyone approached the glass cage she would run back and forth across the bottom.

Screaming.

I went back twice.

I really thought something was wrong with her. I didn't think anyone would buy her.

Than I was afraid someone would.

The third time I went to the store I took her home. And what a mess she was.

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This is not what a cockatiel is supposed to look like.

Normally they have tall, proud crests with unmangled tails. And wing feathers. She's also had this crooked beak that made her look like she was smiling to the side.

She was an odd looking thing when I brought her home.


That was about two years ago. And Tazzy adjusted. She's still needy but not anything like she used to be. She just likes to be held and scratched. Amazing really, since she had never been held until the day I reached into her cage at the pet store, grabbed her and unceremoniously plopped her on my wrist.

She didn't have much of a crest for a long, long time; more of a mohawk really. And since she loved sitting on my son's shoulder and listening to rock music I started calling her my punk rock-a-tiel.

And that's when the digital photography started. Innocently enough.

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Tazzy with a mohawk



But I got to thinking...

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Tazzy in front of dots would be fun...

And hey...

... if I could do that why not get...


A picture of Tazzy and a picture of my son's bed...

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And make Tazzy in my son's bed



And than the gloves were off...

There was no stopping me.

Digitally speaking.

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Tazzy on Waikiki




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Horse-back riding...




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sight-seeing at the Grand Canyon





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Tazzy at the MAC machine...



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Catching some rays...



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And hanging 10...




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Forth 0f July Fire works




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In Munich, Germany...



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Stopping by the Eiffel Tower



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... and looking in a mirror wondering if her feathers make her ass look fat...


A woman with a computer and a laminating machine is a dangerous thing.

That year everyone I know got a

Where-in-the-World-is-Tazzy? Bookmark for one gift or another.


12 Comments:

Christina 5/29/09, 11:25 AM  

OMG!
Those are so cute and Tazzy is adorable!

The Laughing Idiot 5/29/09, 11:38 AM  

She is so cute! I have a cockatiel named George. Aren't they just the sweetest!

kat 5/29/09, 11:41 AM  

Ha ha! If I send you my photo, will you take me to all of those places?!? :)

TheClayMuse 5/29/09, 12:09 PM  

omg tracy, that's just too cute!

chicamom85 5/29/09, 1:55 PM  

You made my day, thank you. That was too much fun and I think its great that you took a chance with Tazzy. We rescued our very sassy shih tzu Sasha and we love her.

Anne

Mom Mayhem says: 5/29/09, 3:24 PM  

Ahww-Cute! Sounds like Tazzy is lucky to have you!

CoralRubyStephMatt 5/29/09, 4:40 PM  

We got our bird plucked and neurotic. We solved teh plucking problem, the neurotisism seems to be a little more durable...

mummyof5monsters 5/29/09, 4:57 PM  

lol really cute:) Tazzy should visit Australia!

Vonlipi 5/29/09, 11:00 PM  

That is so nice taking in that poor lonely bird!

The pictures are hilarious! You made my night! Please oh please keep on writing!

I open the pc and hope you wrote a new post!

@eloh 5/29/09, 11:41 PM  

I love this.

Veronica Lee 5/30/09, 12:36 AM  

Too cute!! I love this!

tracy 5/30/09, 4:50 AM  

Christina - Thank you :) I have a few more of these to post another time!

The laughing idiot - Tell George Tazzy say HI! And yes they are the sweetest!

kat! lol ...virtual vacations..what a great idea :)

ClayMuse - thank you :)

chicamom - Sasha is very lucky! Ginger was a rescue too... I think all of my dogs have been

mom mayhem - im lucky to have her!

CoralRuby - OH you are so right... neurotic birds are hard to undo

mummyofmonsters - they have flocks of them there dont they?

Vonlipi - aw sweetie, you just made my day! Thank you

eloh - thank you :) I love that little feathered thing!

Veronica - Thank you!

Tracy

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