Hello, nice to be here, you all look lovely!
Here are three things to know about me:
- My name is not actually Cal
- I don't own a bird (yet)
- I make a lot of lists
I have been thinking about getting a bird.
So, what am I doing here, then? I know how this is supposed
to go. I am meant to just show up at a pet store, fall in love with the first bird who flaps his pretty wings at me, and buy him on the spot. Right? I can't believe I am even bothering to buy a cage, first. What happened to letting fate take it's course? How is owning a bird going to be any fun if you don't just go with the flow, for goodness' sake?
Well, maybe I just like a different sort of fun, hmm? I am getting a bird, after all.
Birds aren't nearly so easy to get as cats, or dogs- not even from an animal shelter. I don't know anyone else who even has a bird! And I have never done the pet owning thing, before, after all. So maybe, for me, fun is being ready, getting prepared, and making certain I am totally equipped mentally and financially for a long-term, messy, loud, expensive, mischievous, adorable, escape-artist, friend-for-life.
Now that I've explained myself a bit, I'd like to post two of my prep docs.
I've got a list, (list? yay!)
which is a 6-month plan of what I need to do before I can bring my birdie home. Well, I hope it only takes 6 months. (I guess that's down to the bird's parents.)
I am doing it this way because I've chosen a pretty pricey friend, and I need to make sure I do the budget wisely. If I get everything he needs BEFORE he comes home, I will be able to relax and just enjoy it once he's finally here!
Next I've got a tickler of general bird care. I make a lot of ticklers for work. (What the heck are ticklers?)
Sometimes I think my work invented these. Why a chart is called a tickler, I have no idea. In any case, I don't really know what all should go on there; I am kind of guessing. (I don't have a bird.)
I would love your help with my list and tickler- tell me what else should go on there! I want to be prepared. I know a pet is going to affect my budget and my lifestyle, as well as bringing me uberbuckets of joy.
Just to let you all in on the list-making fun (you're welcome)
I will update these posts here according to your input and edits. It'll be like a party!