This is our new parakeet, Ponce deLeon. When we were in Florida my grandma had 2 parakeets that Maeve absolutely adored... so the thought kept crossing my mind on the airplane home that we should get a bird. Last night I judged at Lumen Christi and they give out cash as your payment... so that meant I didn't need to deposit any checks into our bank account... sneaky? yes.... because I KNEW if I asked Ryan to get a bird he'd say absolutely NOT. Heck he won't even let us get a fish tank and MaeMae looooooves fish!!! So, armed with my sixty bucks Maeve and I took a trip to "Pet Supplies Plus" today. It took like an HOUR to get the bird and all its stuff... and it cost a grand total of 51 bucks. Not too bad... anyways, Ryan called me on our way home from the pet store and I said, "I have a surprise for you..." Who knows what he was thinking but he said, "Oh yeah??" And I just blurted out "I GOT A BIRD!!!!!!" To say the least, he wasn't thrilled BUT very surprised. But by the time he got home, helped me set the bird up and saw Maeves reaction to it, he had become a little bit more "okay" with the idea of being a bird owner. I also told him how easy it was going to be taking care of it- or at least thats what the pet store people told me... yikes, who knows what I've gotten us into. But at the moment Ponce is perched sweetly and silently (that was Ryan's big thing- that it was going to be chirping and squawking all the time).
I will keep you all updated on life with Ponce!!:)