THE MEMORIAL PAGE ABOUT MY BIRDS
My first bird, Hawkeye, a 15th birthday present,
If you're scared by the decor of my room from the
was a very sociable parakeet.
1970s...I made my mother keep that wallpaper up!
My freshman roommate in college decided
This is Ruffles, who lived with me and Paul after
Hawkeye needed a companion. This is him with Hot Lips.
college. She spent very little time in her cage.
Ruffles tried to help Paul on the computer.
We thought Ruffles was a boy until she started laying
She also tried to help me with grad school work.
eggs. She once laid ten in two weeks!
Ruffles was her own greatest friend and
When Ruffles died in Chicago, we buried
admirer, though she would kiss us.
her near the lake. Then we got lonely.
These are Blabber and Babble, our Chicago parakeets.
Instead they climbed on our books and the drapes
They didn't stay in the cage much, either.
so they could see the southern skyline.
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