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September 22, 2003

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Rocky, the Pet of the Day
Name: Rocky
Age: Three and a half years old
Gender: Male
Kind: African Grey
Home: Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA
   Rocky is such a clown! He loves to swing upside down while I sing "Would you like to swing on a star". I hope you like this photo, as he does brush three times a day! Rocky's personality is so different throughout the day. In loves playing ball, peek-a-boo and swinging upside down, he loves it when I sing or he hears music as he be-bops his head up and down to the music. He will lay on his back in my arms as I rock him. He gives me kisses and will say "I love you" once in awhile. He can get into a very independent mood and not want to be bothered or will get affectionate and solicits head rubbing and scratches. He is very sensitive as a lot of Greys are to changes to his environment whether it be a new piece of furniture or a new toaster on the counter.

    I think the funniest thing he does is when I get his dinner ready for him, organic baby food with Harrison's Mash, he will hear me making it out in the kitchen and will jump down from his cage and come to me. He knows the sounds of the spoon mixing the Mash in the jar and will imitate the sound and then come running. He will then follow me sometime running ahead of me back into the Living room, climb up on the couch and then onto my arm to get into position to be spoon fed. He's a riot! When my husband comes home from work he will run on the floor to the door to greet him. Sorry I rambled on but there is just so much to his personality.

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