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Wednesday, 21 May, 2008

At least the sun is shining today. Haven't seen much of it for the past few days, although Saturday at the shore was actually nice. But it think it's supposed to rain again soon, probably for Memorial Day weekend. Normally I would find this a bit distressing, but Gary is on call/back-up the whole weekend, so if we get a little bit of sun over the three days I'll be OK with it.

[Still have a few plants left to get in the ground.]

Here's a cute story about Yosuke, an African Grey parrot who lives near Tokyo.

When Yosuke the parrot flew out of his cage and got lost, he did exactly what he had been taught recite his name and address to a stranger willing to help.

Police rescued the African grey parrot two weeks ago from a neighbor's roof in the city of Nagareyama, near Tokyo. After spending a night at the station, he was transferred to a nearby veterinary hospital while police searched for clues, local policeman Shinjiro Uemura said.

He kept mum with the cops, but began chatting after a few days with the vet.

"I'm Mr. Yosuke Nakamura," the bird told the veterinarian, according to Uemura. The parrot also provided his full home address, down to the street number, and even entertained the hospital staff by singing songs.

[I don't think Suki can do this, although she is entertaining.]

Quote du jour:

"Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip."

Will Rogers (1879 - 1935) US actor, lecturer, humorist

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