Bou has lunch on the patio nowadays so she can keep an eye out for Binki.
Binki was my first bird. I found her at a pet store in the Bronx. I usually avoid pet stores but I had twenty minutes to kill and my only other option was a McDonalds. Binki caught my eye right away and she never gave up trying to get my attention. She positioned herself in the cage so that she could see me wherever I was in the store. Finally, I relented and went to see her. As soon as they opened her cage door, she was out like a shot and into my arms. So of course, I ended up taking this strange little bird home with me. I had absolutely no intention of keeping her. I figured I would just get her out of there and then find her a good home.
After I got Binki home one of the first thing I noticed about her was how strange her little feet were:
They looked like little chicken feet! This is why I call her “Binki Chicken”. I had a very hard time eating chicken after that. Every time I ate piece of chicken it reminded me of Binki. After a while I just couldn’t do it anymore.
Apparently I did not raise the blinds fast enough this morning.
This is the window that leads to the patio, no screen so Bou and Binki can fly outside when they feel like it. If it’s chilly, I leave it shut and Bou sits on her window perch. (The blue on the window are watercolor flowers so Bou knows when fly through and when not to I was going to paint it to look like stained glass but I never got around to it.)