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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.

 

 

Life-saving grass deliveries

As previously posted, we have been struggling here because Bezukhov has gone off his food.  Though it is the end of the season, follower rosebudgie & her sharing sausages, have managed to find more wild, seeded grass & more importantly, sent it on to us.  The deliveries were beyond welcome… life-saving really, because this was food that Bezukhov was enthusiastic about eating.

Dalai also tucked in heartily – possibly too heartily as he was eating far more than Bezukhov.  I was worried this limited supply would disappear before Bezukhov came out of his not-eating phase, so I held some back to sneakily give to Bezukhov whilst Dalai was not looking.  (Sorry Dalai – I would do the same for you if positions were reversed).

 

 

Thank you, rosebudgie & the Sharing Sausages!!!

 

 

Happiness is…

… wild, seeded grass!

As previously posted, (click here) we have been gifted with lots of fresh, seeded wild grass.  Bezukhov & Phineas have been tucking in, as can be seen from these photos:

 

When I presented a stalk of grass to Dalai, he was scared of it.  Clearly he had no idea what it was.  To get over this, I laid some across the top of his cage for Bezukhov & Phineas to eat, in the hope that Dalai would see it was a good thing.  It did not take long for him to investigate & he tried some, upside down!  Once I saw that he had tasted it, I pegged some up inside his cage so he could eat it the right way up!

 

Some videos:

 

 

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!

 

An out-of-season surprise treat

Less than a week ago the postman delivered an unexpected parcel.  As he handed it over, he said, “The name is different but I guess it will make sense to you“…  Sure enough, it was not addressed to me but to Dr Norman Bezukhov.  On closer inspection I could see it was from follower rosebudgie’s sharing sausages!  What could it be?

It was wild, seeded grass!

On the last day in October!

It was almost like a miracle.  It looked so green & fresh.

Surprise parcel

Surprise parcel

 

Bezukhov & Phineas have really appreciated this gift.  Because they have both been spending a lot of time in the Ferplast, I have been pegging it up in there over the last few days.  Here they are enjoying it:

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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