Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Smoky Fun! :)

"For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and creature of the sea is tamed and has been tamed by mankind."

James 3:7

Smoky (the parrot) has been loads of fun ever since the first day we found him. He surprises us with new sounds every day. Recently he's started talking like a human which is good and bad. The good being that it's fun trying to decipher what he's saying and the bad is that you can't control what he's saying.

Anyways he was talking and making lots of weird noises this morning so Daddy brought his cage into the kitchen so he could be near us. (We wanted him to talk in the kitchen so we could hear him better.) Well, he doesn't talk when people are around him, he just sits and chirps. He was acting like he wanted to come out so Daddy opened the cage door and Smoky climbed up onto the door. Then he started acting like he was going to fly (Mama was protesting that it would fly to the table or poop on the floor, which it did). He eventually decided on...

...Daddy's head! :)

We gave him an apple but he threw it away because he didn't want it.

He just sat up there, walked in circles, and more. Daddy said it felt like a deep head massage! :)

Well, he decided that Daddy's head was a little too unstable and slippery so he went to Caleb.

Taking an apple from Daddy.

He is the friendliest thing in the world. If I could get videos to upload I would take some but I seem to have trouble with that.

After sitting on Caleb's shoulder for a bit Daddy took him and, before putting him in the cage, Daddy stuck his tongue out and moved it around. Smoky thought it very intriguing and decided he wanted to "see" what that thing was...with his beak.

Going after his tongue.

(Daddy is the BEST person ever to photograph because there never is an end to any of his faces! :)

You can get it, Smoky - keep trying! :)

Reach, Smoky, reach! :)

Daddy did keep his tongue from being bit off by closing his mouth just at the right time but I think Smoky was still wondering about it.

Back in his cage."I'll get it next time....just you wait and see"

Just a note to make: We don't know if Smoky is a girl or boy, so my verbage might be wrong (for example, "he" or "him").

Anyways, we love Smoky and if no one claims him real soon Daddy says he's going to get a book to learn more about them (African Grey Parrots) because they are supposedly the "Einstein of the Parrots." We've been trying to repeat words to him to get us to copy us but so far it hasn't worked. He stares at you like "No Comprendo." Mr. Williams (a friend of ours) watched the animals for us while we were at the beach and he tried to teach Smoky to say "Scott" so we would have a pleasant surprise when we got home, but it didn't work.....yet

I really wish you all could see how neat he is but for those who can't, I hope these posts give away a little bit of his wonderful personality!

All for Jesus,


  1. Man, that's so awesome! Smoky is just too cool! I hope you get to keep him.

    Great pics! Just make sure he doesn't bite ya! One of my lovebirds (Little One) bit me on the nose once, and that HURT so BAD!! Bad little girl.

    Yeah, I don't really trust her too much anymore. At least when it concerns my nose, ears, and fingers. =D


  2. ***Hi Courtney,

    I got your comment about my continued problems with rotating pictures in the "preview" section. :) I went back and tried to find something that allowed me to rotate it but to no avail! :) I've tried clicking on the picture, putting my mouse on the picture, right clicking...what else do I need to do? No message about "Read-only" shows up - I don't know what's wrong! :-D Do you have any other advice?


    I enjoy your pictures of Mikey and such! I thought we saw him at church the other day or either there was a little boy who looked exactly the same as Mikey. I don't know!


    Thanks for your help!

    P.S - I like what you have on your profile!***


    Hey Kimber! I know this is late (by like 9 days according to the email). Sorry.

    Really, I'm not too sure... Hmmm... I know there are some photo editing places on the internet where you could upload photos and turn them. (Photoshop.com) Still, it's kind of a pain doing all that.

    Have you tried right-clicking and checking out "properties"? You could try messing around with it. Idk. Wish I could be of more help to you.


    Haha yeah, you probably did. Mike (my cousin) did say he went to CCMech the other day. =D


    Only wish I could have been MORE helpful.

    Ha yeah? Cool. =D


    BTW: You got an email address I could maybe write ya up on? Might be easier...? Just let me know.