Puddings & Toyboys

A blog about my beautiful budgies.

Category Archives: Phineas

Remembering my boys… on paper

Sometime ago, in 2015, I got a photo book printed with photos of my dearly departed girls, Atilla & Raspy (click here to see that post).  At the time I had plans to do one for Thomas but as time went on, Cagney, Phineas, Bezukhov & Dalai were added to the list.

Finally, I got back to this project & recently got books printed for Thomas, Phineas, Cagney & Bezukhov.  Thomas & Phineas share a book.  Though they were arch rivals in the flirt-fest for Cagney, they successfully shared a cage & looking back at the photos, it was obvious they were good friends.

Naturally, best mates & brothers from different mothers, Cagney & Bezukhov shared a book also.

 

Dalai is still on the list – he may well have a book all to himself that I think he would be pleased with.

 

Bye, Bye, Dustbuster

The day had to come.  It could not be avoided.  My trusty & loyal handheld vacuum cleaner stopped working.

Dustbuster

 

For those in bird-keeping circles, you will know the importance of having a handy & quick way of hoovering up seed, husks, feathers, poop & dander!  Not to mention remains of chewing sessions on various materials.

So, bye-bye to my dustbuster that I purchased in 2011.  It had faithfully cleaned up after all birds on this blog: Atilla, Raspy, Cagney, Bezukhov, Phineas, Thomas, Dalai, Perry, Lennie & Moriarty.

 

It has already been replaced by a newer model that I hope will also give many years of service.

 

Remembering Phineas on his adoption day

On this day in 2012, Phineas came into our home.  He was a larger than life character & very lovable!

Here is a video of him accepting a cheek rub:

 

Always in our thoughts.

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Remembering Phineas: Five years on

Five years ago today, our wonderful Phineas made his way to rainbow bridge.

Always in our thoughts.

Love you my lovely boy.

Remembering Phineas on his adoption day

The incomparable Phineas came into our home on this day, 8 years ago.

Here is a video of him telling everyone something important.  If you are wondering, it is oral antibiotics on his cheek feathers (clearly I was not administering efficiently!)

Missing you, my little man.

Always in our thoughts.

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Remembering Phineas: Four years on

Four years ago today, our wonderful Phineas made his way to rainbow bridge.

Always in our thoughts.

Love you my lovely boy.

Love Your Pet Day, 2020

Today is ‘Love Your Pet Day’.  Of course every day is ‘Love Your Pet Day’.

My three feathery companions are all well.  They are moulting again (how is that possible?!)  Dalai has been extra grumpy because of that.  Perry is in good spirits despite his ever-growing lump.  Lennie is coping with his difficulty in flying by eating, but he has not thought that strategy through!

There is no discrimination on “Love Your Pet Day” as I also think of those long gone: our dear Raspy, her sister Atilla, handsome Thomas, incorrigible Phineas, cheeky Cagney & lastly, dear Bezukhov.  Today has been so rainy & Bezukhov loved to watch the rain…

Bezukhov

Christmas banner 2019!

I am very proud to report that both Perry & Lennie feature on the Christmas banner of a budgerigars forum, alongside our dearly departed Phineas.

The competition was tough so it was an honour to win.  Here is the winning entry:

Christmas banner 2019

 

You can see it features 8 festive & feathery reindeers.

From left to right we have Phineas, Perry, Lennie/Rudolph, Bimbo, & feathered fiends’  Monty, Roswell, JoJo & Snowy.

The banner can be seen in situ here: http://budgerigarsforum.proboards.com/ over the Christmas period.  Do take a look & have a browse around the friendly & informative forum🙂

Remembering Phineas on his adoption day

Phineas came into our home on this day, 7 years ago.  Here is a video of him exploring my hand.

 

Missing you, my little man.

Always in our thoughts.

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Remembering Phineas: Three years on

Three years ago today, our wonderful Phineas made his way to rainbow bridge.

Phineas

 

Always in our thoughts.

Love you my lovely boy.