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April 26, 2014 / Leslie

Charlie: My Reading and Blogging Companion

It’s been over a year since I adopted Charlie, a Lovebird, from a rescue shelter. At the time I thought Charlie was a boy but when the bird began to lay eggs, I realized he had to be a she. It took almost a year for Charlie to adjust to her new home and feel safe and secure, but she has now settled in nicely. She went for her vet check-up a couple of weeks ago and is in excellent health. She even squawked at the doctor; naughty girl.

Blogging Companion

Charlie the Lovebird

Charlie likes to be out of her cage house as much as possible. As long as she behaves she is welcome to sit on my shoulder or desk when I blog or am working from home. Misbehaving includes chewing my papers instead of her toys or being excessively nippy, all normal behavior for a pet bird but distracting when I’m trying to work.

Blogging Interruption

Charlie the Lovebird

Walking on the keyboard is not a good idea for the obvious poopy reason but also because she thinks fingers are toys and tries to nip them as I type.

Sharing Breakfast

Charlie the Lovebird

Although Charlie has her own breakfast bowl of fruit, my plate is always much more interesting!


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  1. Beth Hoffman / Apr 26 2014 9:37 am

    Oh my gosh, I love these pics of Charlie. You’ve made my day!


  2. laurelrainsnow / Apr 26 2014 10:44 am

    How adorable! And I, too, love your breakfast plate….thanks for sharing. Here’s MY SATURDAY SNAPSHOT POST


  3. Sandra Nachlinger / Apr 26 2014 10:47 am

    LOVE these photos of Charlie. What a gorgeous bird! My favorite is the one on your keyboard with the flowers and other bird in the background. Sort of an indoor-outdoor shot!


  4. Cathy / Apr 26 2014 11:30 am

    She’s gorgeous! Lovely photos 🙂


  5. S Stull / Apr 26 2014 11:46 am

    Charlie is the cutest! She looks like such a character. My blogging companion, Ptak, sits in the crook of my arm and makes clacking keyboard noises while I work. Then he chases fingers too. Must be a small bird hobby, haha.


    • Leslie / Apr 26 2014 9:20 pm

      Sometimes Charlie prefers sitting in the crook of my arm … which is lots of fun when I’m trying to type. And she doesn’t like to me moved!


  6. Anne / Apr 26 2014 12:30 pm

    Gorgeous colors. I especially like the photo with the color photo on the computer in the background. Lovely.
    Anne@My Head is Full of Books


  7. Arti / Apr 26 2014 1:25 pm

    What a beautiful companion you have! Looks like Charlie is well trained by you to be so understanding and cooperative. 😉


    • Leslie / Apr 26 2014 9:21 pm

      Not really… she is cooperative only when she feels like it!


  8. beccasanborn / Apr 26 2014 3:35 pm

    Such an awesome reading companion! My cat is not so much… haha Cheering you on from #TeamWordsworth!


  9. jkb4664 / Apr 26 2014 4:01 pm

    What a beautiful bird. She must be an interesting companion.


  10. stacybuckeye / Apr 26 2014 5:28 pm

    Charlie is looking more gorgeous than ever!


  11. cyberabel / Apr 26 2014 5:55 pm

    Hi, this is beautiful.


  12. Diana Leigh / Apr 26 2014 6:14 pm

    She’s a beauty! Looks like she’s a charming little companion.

    Here’s my SNAPSHOT.


  13. Suko / Apr 26 2014 7:30 pm

    This post made me smile. Charlie is so pretty and is a spunky gal! With your love of birds, she is the perfect blogging companion for you. Another stunning set of photos!


  14. irene / Apr 26 2014 7:53 pm

    I’m sure my cat would not do well with a bird out of the cage, BUT, Charlie is adorable. I have had canaries and cats, but not out of the cage birds. A good blogging buddy.


  15. Natalie / Apr 26 2014 8:00 pm

    Oooooo, Charlie. It’s funny, everybody has cats. Including me. Knowing the animal lover that I am I would have a bird and two cats… and maybe a dog. Anyway, hope Charlie keeps you awake.



  16. Kristy (Criosti) / Apr 26 2014 9:37 pm

    Charlie is so beautiful! I love her plumage, so bright and colorful! I’ve always wanted a love bird or canary but my cat Arashi is…well…let’s just say he’s a very successful hunter. Have fun with the rest of the Read-a-Thon!


  17. MarthaE / Apr 26 2014 10:48 pm

    Charlie is beautiful and adorable. So glad you were able to rescue her.


  18. Louise / Apr 27 2014 7:18 am

    Charlie is such an attractive bird- she looks so pretty in front of the blue flowers on your screen. It must be fun to share your breakfast with a bird.


  19. diane / Apr 27 2014 2:21 pm

    What a beautiful bird:)


  20. susanmillerlindquist / Apr 27 2014 2:44 pm

    LOL! What a fun post!



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