"Yet a time is coming
and has now come when the true worshipers will worship
the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the
kind of worshipers the Father seeks." - John 4:23

My Heavenly Daddy is healing
me from the inside out.

Transparency is Real.
Many times painful.

Daddy let me be secure in You only!

Sunday, June 27, 2010


After church today I went and got me a new budgie/parakeet. Replacing my precious bird that died a month ago. Well nothing could really replace the other, but you know what I mean.

Right now it is too young to tell if it will be a boy or girl. Nevertheless, their name will be "Boo-girl" or "Boo-boy." Something other than Chipper. Had about 34 Chippers since childhood. Time for a name change.

Zeb, my cockatiel, is unaware of the bird. "Boo-something or other" is quiet as a mouse. Scared to death. Which is normal at the beginning.

Both of them will be separated for the next year in different rooms. Does sound cruel, but this will be the only way I can train the budgie and have its full attention. Usually one should quarantine a new pet from other pets for 60 days. In doing so this prevents the possibility of it having some illness that was not detected earlier be transferred to another bird.

The first few weeks are very crucial. I have to move slowly around its cage, talk gently to it, soothe it, for right now it is scared silly. All it has now is this big human coming towards it daily and no little bird friends any more. Then gradually will have it step up on my finger and let it out of its cage. Right not its wings are clipped, but eventually in a few months the feathers will grow in. By then I should have been able to at least train "Boo-what's its name" to at least stay on my finger.

Thank you Lord for this little gift.

.................................................................................................................................................... I Got The Joy!


  1. AnonymousJune 27, 2010

    Aw! Is the picture you posted actually Boo-insert gender here? If so, he/she is so cute! I used to have birds, but I never trained them. It's so cool that you can do that. With all of your experience with birds I'm sure you're great at it!

    Isn't it nice to add a new friend to your family?

    Wishing you well,

  2. Hi NOS. That is exactly what she/he looks like. My camera died on me trying to take a picture of her/him, so I had to revert to the internet and came up with a close facsimile. Thank you always for your kind and supportive comments.

  3. How adorable:) Good luck with the training JBR!

  4. How sweet. I'm glad you have a new friend.

  5. My father-in-law used to breed and train budgies. He loved them. I love the new name too: "Boo..." is great :)

  6. Such a sweet, beautiful gift, I like Boo.

  7. AnonymousJune 27, 2010

    JBR glad you bought and brought a new little friend back into your life. May the bird bring you much happiness. God Bless.

  8. This reminds me of our guinea pigs when we were kids. We had Squeaky the first, second and third. As they 'passed away'...each had a burial place in our backyard. We loved those little critters, watching them run around the wheel in their cage, and nibble like crazy when we fed them. Birds probably have a whole lot more personality though!

  9. awww. He/she is sooo cute. I never knew you had to separate pets...have fun with Boo...

  10. AnonymousJune 27, 2010

    So cute....I know he/she will bring such joy to your life. :)


  11. Boo is so cute. Keep us posted. My cockatiel, Baby, is about 29 years old!

  12. Awww! How cute! I love birds :) I can sit in my dad's backyard and watch the millions of birdfeeders they have for hours. Birds are so funny! Enjoy your new Boo!

  13. Sweet - a blue one like my little Beezle (short for Beezelbub - he/she was a bit devilish when I first got him/her!).

  14. WELCOME TO JBRs world; What a handsome little BOO BOO you are though. Happy you gave him a home. Hugs and love from France.

  15. Lovely, I'm happy to meet your new friend... what a sweet little fellow..

    God Bless you and the little creatures.


  16. stuck-in-the-middleJune 28, 2010

    JBR what a keeper.

  17. cute. sounds like quite the labor of love to train one and convince them you are safe...hmm...

    just got back from vacay and popping in. hope you have been well...

  18. Good morning, sweet JBR~

    Awww....Boo boy-girl is so beautiful! He/she is very lucky to have you to love and care for them.


  19. Congrats on your new pet....I would like to know more of your training skills...I have had Ms.Birdy for about a year....I can pat her and get her to sit on my finger...she knows how to make smoochie sounds as I taught her but,thats about it....I would like to be able to take her out of her cage and handle her more......good luck with your baby...bless you