Thursday, February 5, 2009

Meet Ponce.



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!!:)

6 comments:

Kase and Jules said...

You guy's are CRAZY!!! Aren't birds super noisy??? Haha. Have fun, he's cute!!

Ashley said...

this bird hasn't made a freaking peep. I think its scared to death by the loudness in our house or something... but yeah my grandmas birds chirped all the time... who knows it might turn into a crazy bird... but for the moment all is good!!!!!!

Mallory said...

I CANNOT believe you added a bird to the clan! I take it you won't be the one cleaning its cage :) James has a big fish tank, I helped him clean it once=not so fun! Hopefully Lola doesn't attempt to eat Ponce :)

Schoch Family said...

OOooo...I hate birds, sorry!! My Mom and Dad had a bird "Bubba" damn thing always tried to bite me!! Hopefully your bird is a little nicer :) If the bird is noisy just drape a blanket over it's cage and will be quiet!! Also I suggest wearing some leather gloves when you change it's cage...those suckers draw some serious blood!!! I'm not trying to scare you, I think our bird was CRAZY!!!

Ashley said...

ahhhhhhhh you're all scaring me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

haha Ponce is okay- pretty chill bird at this point... no biting, squawking or other shizz to report- YET.


BUT Mal- Lola has tried to eat him a hundred times already... poor thing he's like a chicken on wheels to her...

Schoch Family said...

So glad to hear you have a nice bird!!! I think our bird just hated me, he never bit my Mom or Dad, just always bit me!! I would get near his cage and he would yell "MMMOOOOMMM" and try to attack me....evil little sh#t!!!! It might of been a different kind of bird too. Gives me nightmares just thinking about it!!