Monday, February 13, 2012

Olive + Birch

We have adopted two new feathery friends into our home. Meet Olive and Birch. They are cockatiels and they are precious. 
Growing up we always had cockatiels (they were always named Fiji... apparently that's the only bird name we could come up with, ever.) and in fact they looked just like little Olive. I adored these birds as if they were my own children. I always had a bird on my shoulder. They would snuggle with me, chew (and poop) on my homework, give kisses, and nap on my shoulder. 

Now let me tell you a sad story.
One of the Fiji's was on my brothers shoulder. In comes Daisy (german short haired pointer = hunting dog). Fiji gets scared, flies of shoulder. Dog attacks bird. I won't go into the details but let me tell you, it was a very traumatic experience for my little pre-teen self to handle. I was in mourning for weeks over that little bird.

Here's a happy story.
Yesterday I get a knock on the door. I open it. I see a big white bird cage with TWO cockatiels. I jump for joy! I have the most thoughtful of husbands, I've been talking about wanting a bird for months and what did he do? He surprised me two little fluff balls for Valentines Day/Anniversary Day. I love him. And I love my Olive and Birch. 

Happy Day.

Birch (on the left) + Olive (right).
We named them after trees. We thought it was fitting.


  1. They're so SUPER adorable, that I now want one tooooooooo!

  2. How cute! What a great thoughtful gift :) They are gorgeous.


  3. Awwwww!!!!!!! They are so cute :) We had a cockatiel...Ciello :( I miss her. They are so feisty XD

  4. ohhmygosh - these two little babies are so so cute. you have a fantastic blog! hope we get to get to know each other! thanks for stopping by L&L xo

  5. my best friend in middle school had one of these little guys. Kelso. sweet little thing but he died really young
    I love you blog! i cant find your email/contact info anywhere though.

  6. Simone- I've been working on my blog a bit and haven't put up contact info yet but that's next!

  7. How cute are they?! The pictures are fantastic. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I would love to try dinner crepes, I've always stuck to breakfast/dessert, probably has something to do with my obsession with nutella :)


  8. Oh my gosh your cockatiels are so cute! I've had birds my whole life.. well not anymore since I'm married but growing up as a child!

    My parents still have the birdies we got when I was in fourth grade, Lemondrop and BG. Lemondrop is a lutino cockatiel and throughout the years he has lost his eye sight, we adopted him after my other cockatiel Sunbeam flew away (saddest day of my life). Well long story short, we put flyers all over the neighborhood and no one ever found her but this lady felt bad and gave us her bird (BG) and when she was drunk she cut his left wing wrong and now he can't fly and when he gets scared and runs into stuff it bleeds.

    So now we have two handicap little cockatiels but we love them oh so very much. Your story about Fiji broke my heart!

    Anyway sorry about all that thanks for your sweet comment on my blog the other day (: