||Three years old|
||Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA|
found Key Lime at my aunt's house in Atlanta after Christmas, when
they had birds. Her full name is Key Lime Pie. I had just recently lost
my first bird, and was sad. My aunt could no longer keep some of the
newborn parakeets because she had too many, so I volunteered to keep Key
Lime. I named her for her lime-like colors and tamed her, and as soon as
we reached home, she explored everywhere she could. She loved every bit
of the house she could fly to. She has amazing acrobat skills, has been
known to attack my 5th grade army hat, and she loves the spotlight!
A few years later the other three birds came, who happen to be her younger
brothers and sister. Walter is her younger sister, and is grey. Peter,
the second youngest brother, and is olive green and black. The last of the
group is Sky, he is the younger brother bird with the least dull neon
green. The four kin became like a group. Most of the time now, no one is
the leader, and no one follows.
Key Lime may be interested in her bird family now, as she has her own
little flock, but she still loves my family just as much. I try with my
camera to get as much of these four as I can, because when they are
gone, it will never be the same. Key Lime is the top bird in the flock
photo, she is my friend, and will always be a very special bird to me.
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