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.
Isn’t she cute? She looks so happy. I’m 100% vegetarian now – was cheating a bit here and there before – so I decided I better start expanding my menu choices, can’t live off spaghetti and peanut butter. Someone recommended http://www.iherb.com/ because there isn’t anything available that’s vegetarian where I live. So I ordered some quinoa and made the quinoa burgers – they were awesome, Binki had the leftover quinoa