Thursday, June 24, 2010

Gandolf quotes

There's a difference between chickens and parrots. Parrots have less meat on them for one thing.

But, the difference I mean is that parrots really want their feet supported while chickens just don't care. If a parrot lets you flip it on it's back it's feet are gonna go nuts looking for something to hold. A stick, a finger, anything. Gandolf, my african grey, often ends up with the feet holding each other. If you let them get your finger it's a struggle to get it back.

Chickens, on the other hand, really don't care. Below you see a common means of carrying a chicken.Hand and arm supporting the chicken, legs just swingin' in the breeze.

So I was putting the birdies to bed when I decided to demonstrate this technique. I held Gandolf like this, turned to Yummy, and said "this is how you carry the chickens on the farm".

Gandolf's reply. "Messed up". Short for "That's messed up." which he learned from Yummy.


GreenCanary said...

Gandolf is my protege. I will eventually teach her how to be an evil mastermind... just like me. We will run around the world, telling the good, well-adjusted people that they're "messed up." Bwahahahaaaaaaaa!

BrianAlt said...

Interesting that something that flies needs to have a hold of something that feels connected to the ground.