Tag Archives: Archie

An evening of new experiences for Archie!

I know I literally just wrote a blog entry, but this just happened this evening, so I kinda feel like I have to write about it now, too. Since Archie’s arrival, I have been so focused on teaching him to … Continue reading

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Progress.

In the week or so since I last wrote, Archie’s vocalizations have slowly started to improve.  Chuck reports that he is quiet when I’m gone, and when I am home he makes mostly cute noises except when: a) I’m making … Continue reading

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Combating discouragement and burnout.

A few days ago we had a setback.  It’s as if Archie went, “Wait a minute!  We’re getting along way too well.  I need to push my boundaries!  Test their limits!  Make them earn my fabulousness!”  This is a fairly … Continue reading

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Jackpot!

Archie’s awesomeness continues to expand, and I’m not ashamed to publicly admit that I am approximately 100,000% head over in heels in love with this bird.  Since I last wrote about him, Chuck has been faithfully purveying pistachios to all … Continue reading

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Trouble in Paradise

I knew it!  No bird can be as perfect as Archie initially seemed!  He *does* have a flaw!  The rest of us can now breathe easier knowing that we do not, in fact, have to strive to some seemingly impossible … Continue reading

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Nevermind. Forget what I said earlier.

Today I have re-learned a lesson that I’ve learned before and should have already known.  Namely: take a pet’s history with a grain of salt. I had been told by Archie’s previous owner that he was afraid to come out … Continue reading

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This is Archie coughing and hocking up loogies.

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