The New Addition
I got home late last night from a two-day round trip to Lafayette, Louisiana where we went from Illinois through Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Mississippi to our destination. My parents didn’t trust my car to make the trip, which leaves only Mom’s SUV and I am not allowed to drive her SUV under any circumstances… so Mom drove the whole way there and back. I have to say, Mom and I had fun on our road trip across the South. That’s even though our car broke down due to filling up with bad gas (the gas had water in it from a recent storm, but they sold it anyway) at a Circle K in Senatobia, MS. Luckily, we found a local repair shop (Performance Automotive) that was able to tow the car to their shop and flush out the tank to fix it. They were all very nice people! Actually, nearly all the people I met on our trip were exceptionally nice. There were no more uh-ohs during our drive but once we got to the hotel I had booked in Lafayette at 11pm, they were unable to process my reservation. It took an hour before they finally figured out how to get us the room. Never again will I book with Algotels even though they were the cheapest. Next time, it will definitely be Expedia! The next day (Friday) went sooo much better.
Friday morning, I got to meet the reason for our road trip, a four-month-old male Goffin’s Cockatoo! The lady we got him from, Lisa, was so nice and knowledgeable. I could tell she really cares about and loves her birds. She said there were other people interested in this baby cockatoo but my email to her was special and she decided I would make the best home for the little guy. The trip home was thankfully uneventful. The little cockatoo was in a small kennel with food and water and was both quiet and happy most of the trip. It wasn’t until it was past his bedtime that he got a little grouchy if Mom and I made too much noise and woke him up!
I haven’t yet come up with the perfect name for him though I’m leaning towards “Jojo”. You can easily tell he’s just a baby by the cute little squeaks and other sounds that he makes. He does not like to be left alone for any reason, but that’s because he’s not used to it. Luckily, he will be satisfied as long as either I or Aayla is in the room with him. That’s right, he’s totally cool with Aayla and the reverse is also true. Pixie on the other hand… she walked in here to get a bite of my sandwich and the little cockatoo purposely scared her off! I’m sure with time (and lots of proper supervision) they will all coexist peacefully.
Right now, I think I will call him Jojo, so, Jojo is playing with some of his new toys and trying to figure out how best to maneuver around his cage. Mom was worried the cage would be too small, but I think it’s actually too big for him, at least for him being a baby at the moment. Still, it works and it’s a very nice well-built cage. In addition to having fun with his toys, he’s also eating and drinking well plus he’s comfortable enough with me and his new home that earlier he fell asleep on my shoulder!
Well, it’s late, I’m tired, and I’ve got two little buddies who are also tired and ready to sleep. So, I think now I will end this post for now and sign off to get some sleep. Good night, everyone and thanks for viewing.