Phinny’s morning constitutional
6 September 2014
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It has become a bit of a ritual. On uncovering Phineas in the morning, he is usually eager to regurgitate to my finger but this is quickly followed by the need to jiggy-jiggy. He gets very, very, very restless & keeps looking at the cage door as that is where my hand will enter. As soon as I put my hand in, he is on & ready for his ‘constitutional’… his budgie boogie-woogie… his ‘service’…. his hand jive.
We usually get this ‘job’ out of the way first thing. Often, I leave the cover half on as then he is not distracted by Cagney & Bezukhov, cheering him on. If that happens, he has to stop his jiggying & look across to the Manor to make sure he is not missing anything. All those stops & starts can make me miss a whole episode of Frasier! And of course he is not missing anything because he is having a one-budgie-band party in his own cage, albeit with the assistance of my hand!
After his ‘service’, we then have an extended regurgitation session. When this is over, he needs food & water & then mostly can get down to the business of relaxing. He just cannot relax if he is bursting to jiggy! Perhaps he has OCD as well as RBS…
Oh, I nearly forgot…. Good Morning, Phineas!