Monday, January 30, 2012

Red wing parrot

 We saw a red wing parrot and its mate eating in our tree on Sunday morning.  We've never seen one before.
Isn't it colourful?

Apparently, we're on the southern boundary of their known territory.
We hope to see them again.

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No pictures for this story.....
The other day between rains, we went to the sports ground for a run. When we arrived, SHE spotted a dog not on a lead wearing a cone of shame.....sorry Ernie a cone of fame...with her owner.
Naturally, we weren't let off the leads.  
Then, the dog raced over to us!  She only had three legs, but was so happy to see us that we had to be set free because we were  in a huge tangle.
Roxy and Lil--that's her name, started running all over the place.  Seems that Lil was wearing the cone because she'd recently been spayed!!!  
That girl was wild.  She ran rings around Roxy.
(Bella and I just said 'hello' and started sniffing pee-mail.)
Roxy gave up first, but we think she was a bit frightened by the cone and being rammed with it.
No quiet recovery for that girl!


  1. Oh my gosh, scotties!!!

    I just love how you guys look.

    Poor Lil, is she okay? She's a triped? I'm glad she didn't have any problems with her stitches playing so roughly.

    Huggies and Cheese,


  2. What an amazing colour scheme on that parrot. Lil sounds like a canine character !

  3. Fun times for Roxy, but we hope Lil was OK after all that running with stitches and all. But we know we pups are tough, right?

    What a beautiful parrot - you have the coolest birds there.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  4. What a beautiful bird, I have never seen one of those before!

    Sounds like Roxy had a lot of fun with her new friend!

  5. That parrot is beautiful.
    Love Ruby & Penny

  6. Gorgeous parrot! Hope Lil is okay!

  7. A most beautiful parrot.. Hope it comes by again :)
    Quite a funny Lil character :) Sounds like a fun day at the park!

  8. Lil sounds like a very spunky dog:) How nice of Roxy to play with her. The parrot sure looks nice!

    Mocha Barney, Ashley Pumpernickel and Winniechurchill

  9. Oh we are so envious of your gorgeous, colorful bird life.
    Here it's just seagulls, seagulls, and yet more seagulls....

  10. The parrot is Gorgeous. I have never even HEARD of that kind of parrot before. I love the birds of OZ.

    Ernie could SOOOOOOOO relate to that girrrrl dawg that had the WhoWhoectomy and has to wear the Cone of Fame. Glad that Roxy got to play with her.

  11. That bird looks like MY pet, Kismet. She's an Indian Ringneck parrot which has a range from India to Indonesia. They're normally green but mutations happen in captivity and Kismet (Arizona-born) is a pastel blue with that orange beak.

  12. Oh what a pretty bird!
    Dachshund Nola

  13. Oh my word!! Bella stay away from that beautiful birdie. Those cone of shames are frightening. Poor baby
    Benny & Lily

  14. Maybe the red wing parrot will make a nest in your tree, that will be cool.

  15. Sounds like that pup was supercharged. It hurts getting rammed with those cones. I get bruises on my legs whenever one of mine is wearing one.

  16. Oh that bird is sooo pretty!! So colorful!!
    I would have been taken back by the cone thing!!


  17. Hope Lil didn't rip out any stitches! That's a lot of activity for a be-Coned doggie. Sounds like she could be a new play friend, though, once she's healed.

    Maybe your climate zones are changing like ours. Maybe the red-wing parrot's territory is moving south the way many of our animals' [and insects] territories are moving north.

    Jed & Abby

  18. Howdy Girls, wow that parrot is beautiful. We have never seen one either but don't know what their area is. At least your new friend was happy, cone of shame or not. See ya sweeties. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  19. Hi girls, it's so good that the doggie was happy even with the cone of fame on!

    Tail Wuggles, Rubie

  20. So sorry about the cone of shame...I have never worn one, yet, knock on wood...glad you didn't get an eye poked out...PS gorgeous bird there...nothing like that up this way, ever!

  21. What a pretty bird - hope you get to see it again. Sounds like Lil believes in living life to the full whatever happens - paws up for the girl! love from Magic xx

  22. Dat bird is beOOtiful!

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae

    PeeS Thanks fur comin' to my pawty

  23. What a pretty pretty bird and what an exciting adventure with new friends.

    Love and licks, Winnie