||Five years old|
||Maroon Bellied Conure|
I am Dewey. I am a five-year-old maroon bellied conure. I am quite
the little bird. Even though I am very noisy and mimic everything Mama
and Daddy do, they still love me.
I often mimic the washing machine, sneezes, and laughs! The funniest
thing I ever did was get my Dad in trouble. You see, I also make
guzzling noises whenever anyone takes a sip of soda. When Mama and Dad
were still newlyweds, there were some behavioral issues of Dad's that
Mama had to break. One of these were Dad's bad habit of drinking out of
the two-liter. One day Dad crept into the kitchen, and almost as soon as
the refrigerator opened I made loud guzzling noises! Mama immediately
knew that Dad did not have time to open the refrigerator, pour a glass,
and drink so Mama scolded him. Instead of my usual cheerful morning, "Hi
Dewey" or "Dewey's a Bird" or "I love you, Dewey" all I got was "Darn
Bird!" I dunno if they've forgiven me yet for that one!