Puddings & Toyboys

A blog about my beautiful budgies.

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Remembering Cagney on his birthday

Today would have been Cagney’s 8th birthday.  What a marvellous character he was – mischievous & endearing.  And he is still missed.

Here is a video of Cagney quietly eating wild grass:

 

Thinking of you, my lovely boy.

We love you.

xxx

 

 

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Toenails & Grass

I had noticed Bezukhov’s toenails getting long.  Also, Dalai had recently got his toenails caught in the chewy toy a couple of times.  This prompted me to book a vet visit (15th May).  Ms Independent Vet (Ms IV) came with her assistant & agreed that a toenail trim was a good idea.

 

Cleverly, she decided to catch Dalai first.  Given the number of times she has gone into the Silver Villa to catch Bezukhov, I am sure Dalai assumed he was safe, so was taken by surprise when she grabbed him!

After Ms IV had trimmed Bezukhov & Dalai’s toenails she had a look at Perry & Lennie & suggested she do theirs too, which I agreed to.  The two of them kicked up an almighty fuss – this was the first time the vet had gone into their territory so they were pretty surprised.

As luck would have it, about an hour later the postman delivered another parcel of juicy wild grass.  This went a long way to helping them get over the ordeal!

 

Once again, many thanks to generous follower rosebudgie!

 

First wild grass of 2018

The first wild grass of 2018 arrived on the 1st of May.  What a lovely spring surprise!  There was some sadness though, as the grass was usually sent by the legendary Sharing Sausages, but in their absence, follower rosebudgie has graciously continued their legacy of sharing.

 

It did not take them long to tuck in:

 

Thank you rosebudgie!

 

Wild Grass 2017 (Part 3 of 3)

As previously reported (click here), we have had an abundance of wild grass deliveries this spring & summer.  This is thanks to kind follower rosebudgie & her sharing sausages.

Sadly, at the beginning of July, Marshall left the embrace of his family: brother Ian & his devoted carer, rosebudgie.  With enormous strength of character, Ian carried on sending wild grass.  Seeing only the name ‘Ian’, for the sender, was a poignant moment.

 

Since then, however, a fellow budgie has been drafted in to help him, & follower rosebudgie, with their sadness.  Eric has given them comfort & cheer & has been gracious enough to help Ian send more wild grass:

 

It is astonishing that through all their recent trauma, follower rosebudgie & Ian have continued to think about others & to share their bountiful wild grass.  We thank them unreservedly.

You can see here how much Bezukhov, Dalai, Perry & Lennie enjoy the grass:

 

This post is dedicated to Marshall.

 

 

Wild Grass 2017 (Part 2 of 3)

Continuing on from my previous post (click here), you can see many more of the deliveries of wild grass from kind follower rosebudgie and the sharing sausages:

 

 

Here are more photos of Bezukhov, Dalai, Perry & Lennie enjoying the wild grass:

 

Many thanks to follower rosebudgie & the sharing sausages.

 

Note: Since these parcels were delivered, dearly beloved Sausage Marshall took off on an adventure of his own.  This post is dedicated to him.

 

 

Wild Grass 2017 (Part 1 of 3)

The parcels of wild grass from kind follower rosebudgie & the sharing sausages started arriving in April.  There have been many, many deliveries since – so many, that I am reporting the details in a series of separate posts.

 

Here are the boys tucking in to their special treat:

 

As you can see, the wild grass deliveries have been greatly appreciated by Bezukhov, Dalai, Perry & Lennie.

 

 

Wild grass x 5 + millet x 1

Follower rosebudgie & her sharing sausages have been busy parcelling up goodies.

The postman has been busy delivering goodies.

Bezukhov, Phineas & Dalai have been busy eating the goodies that have been sent:

 

Thank you, rosebudgie & the Sharing Sausages!!!

 

An out-of-season treat… again!

About 3 weeks ago, we received a very welcome parcel of wild, seeded grass (click here for post).  This was a major surprise as it was out-of-season.  A few days ago, we received an even bigger surprise in the post – more wild grass!  Although the parcel was addressed to Dr Phinny Fog he very graciously shared the contents with Bezukhov.  Given that winter is virtually upon us, that must surely be the last of the grass?

 

Thank you, rosebudgie & the Sharing Sausages!

 

Impersonating a Toyboy

I am not sure which is worse, impersonating a Toyboy or impersonating a Doctor.

I had to do both!

Something for you

Something for you

Dr Charming Cagney

Dr Charming Cagney

In May, I posted about the arrival of fresh, wild, seeded grass in familiar yellow parcels, from our very kind followers Ian & Marshall & their devoted slave, rosebudgie.  Since then, we have had more welcome deliveries.  Unfortunately, I missed the post one day & was left with a “Something for you” card.  Only it was not for me; it was for Dr C Cagney!  From that, I deduced our fresh grass was sweltering in its plastic yellow envelope somewhere in the local collection office.

The parcel could not be collected until the next day but worryingly, along with the “Something for you” card I had to take proof of identification, which could be a valid passport, driving licence or debit/credit card.  To my knowledge, Cagney has none of these things!  Should I take my own ID & hope the post office worker did not notice I was not a doctor & also my name was not Cagney?

Well, I had no choice, so embarrassingly that was what I had to do.  The man behind the counter predictably asked for ID.  I gave him my driving licence.  He looked at it once.  He looked at it twice.  Then he looked at me & said, ‘The name doesn’t match‘.  At which point I crumbled & confessed that the parcel was not for me it was for my budgie, Cagney, who it seemed, was a qualified doctor.

With luck, he was no jobsworth, so after a little laugh, he handed the familiar yellow parcel to me & wished Cagney well.

Order was restored.  Wild grass, after given some air & freshened up, could be consumed.

Here, to date, is all the grass they have feasted on:

Thank you, rosebudgie & the Sharing Sausages!

Familiar yellow parcels

The wild, seeded grass is back!  Our very kind follower rosebudgie has sent the first wild grass of 2015.

The yellow parcel was a familiar & very welcome sight.  It arrived on the 30th April & was address to the ‘Reverend Sensible Bezukhov’.   This was followed six days later (6th May) by the second parcel addressed to ‘Sir Charming Cagney’.  The third followed seven days later (13th May) & was for the ‘Rt Hon Phineas’.

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As predicted, the Toyboys & Phineas were initially dumbfounded as to what these strange green things were that I was waving about with excitement, but they soon remembered the delights & it did not take long for them to tuck in.

I pegged the grass out in six different places but naturally they all wanted the piece the others were eating.

(Click on pictures to enlarge)

Here they are in action:

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