New Years Resolutions

Well, my feathery and furry friends, it’s that time again. It’s the end of one year and the beginning of another. It’s the perfect time to look both at the past and the future – if you want to be philosophical. Or, if you want to be a bird like me, it’s the perfect time for eating winter squash and cranberries. Every year I like to take a look back and take stock of all the fun I got into.

So far my count is:

  • Three dogs ambushed
  • Six wood toys destroyed
  • One perch chewed through
  • About a half a gallon of water tossed during bath times throughout the year
  • 100 Almonds shells thrown on the ground for my human to step on
  • 5 Stains on the carpet from thrown cherries
  • Five boots or shoes made into nests (Working on number six, I’m hoping to get it done just under the New Year’s deadline)

That’s a lot of fun in one year. Let’s see. Calculating the fun per square inch of me: 135 grams … divided by the number of dogs … add the number of cherry stains … and I ran out of toes to count on. Whatever, it was a lot. The answer’s definitely more than my 8 toes can count.

I am a pretty perfect parrot but I can always be better. So I’m making resolutions to help make me be the best parrot ever:

  • I will try to let my human sleep in on her days off
  • I will not play in my shoe-nest in such a way as to get stuck (So embarrassing)
  • Try to lose a little weight – about 5 grams (Somehow, I always have this one on my list)
  • I promise to not waste food (Thrown food later eaten by the dog doesn’t count)
  • I will not attack the dog (Ha! I’m not really betting on that one!)
  • I will not be so angry at wild birds that come to my window, however…
  • I will continue to be mad at squirrels that visit my window

What about you? Have any resolutions for yourself? And if you need some help making or reaching your goals this year, just ask everyone at Santa Rosa Veterinary Hospital. They’ll help you out!


About me…

I’m a 24 year old Senegal parrot. As with any creature as small as I am, I have a big attitude and know how to get what I want. I share my home with my human servant Megan and her Australian Shepherds, whom I torment to my heart’s content. Coming from a rescue, my history is a little bit of a mystery. My early life has caused me to be a picker, but it doesn’t matter too much – I know I’m gorgeous!


Have a question for me? You can contact me through my secretary, Megan, at or you can call one of my other staff members at your friendly Veterinary Hospital – the Santa Rosa Veterinary Hospital.