Have you Ever had one of those Days?
Well I did today......
And I think I have lost my mind.
Now to give some perspective, I am an animal lover,
people say I treat my pets like children....
I don't see it quite that bad,
so to make a long story short,
My little birdie Chip is no longer with us.
He was just fine yesterday and this morning well he was not.
My sister phoned just as I had found Chippie,
and I really believe she thought I had lost it.
She looked up lifespan on the internet
and she was telling me he lived his lifespan,
Now this is the thing, I never wanted a bird,
but my neighbor had one and he and his wife split up and neither of them wanted the bird,
so would I take him.
O f course, well turns out Chip was great company,
whistles at me when I was in the kitchen,
Occasionally would say hello.
and if you listened real clear you could make out
What ja doing.
I would turn the music on and he would dance,
I would put him on the back of the couch at one end.
And I would sit at the other and I would say run run,
and he would all the way up my arm.
When I would sit and try to play the keyboard,
he would sit and follow the keys, very curious about the sound.
In the summer at about 5 in the morning I would hear him chirping away listening to the other birds outside,
and we would sit outside together sitting in the sun, and other birds would come and check out this strange noise from little Chippie.
And when company would come and stay, all the kids loved to play with Chip,
and the adults were always, Are you going to cover the bird so we can sleep in.
What you don't want to be awake at five in the morning.
Anyway I had him for almost eight or nine years.
Could I picture myself crying over a bird,
No not before today.
So after all this commotion this morning
I did go and sit outside, the sun was beaming,
the birds were chirping, I had robins and bluejays and chickadees
all in my yard today,
some barn swallows, the pigeons from next door,
and I have decided this that from now on
I will enjoy the birds outdoors,
but I don't want to get attached again.
This thought occurred to me today,
Maybe I should of had a parrott,
They can live up to eighty plus years.
Anyway enjoy your weekend.
I will be in the yard with my husband,
sipping cofee, holding hands,
reading the paper, it is going to be pretty low key,
but it will be perfect and hopefully