Axel the crap bombing, grumpy, chocolate powder licking Axis of Evil flew the coop.
It was my fault. I put his cage outside to hang under the lemon tree as it was such a beautiful sunny day but didn't even notice I had left his door open. How could I be so dumb? Unbelievable!
He actually stayed in there for a good couple of hours until I went outside to hang out some washing. I saw him in there. Said my normal cheery, "hello gorgeous!" to my yellow feathered friend (still not seeing the open cage door) and made a mental note to pick him some grass seed once I'd finish hanging my parachutes (bras and undies) on the line.
Then I heard a flutter and looked down to the horrific realisation Axel was OUTSIDE ON THE GRASS!
I took a tentative quiet step towards him saying "Axel buddy!" hoping he'd hop on my finger.
Instead he took one cocky-assed look at me.
I know what he said. We had been together long enough.
His beady black eyes and arrogant head tilt said as clear as day:
"See ya biatches! I'm gettin' the flock outta here! "
And off he flew up into the air, down the driveway, then swooped off into the big blue yonder.
I looked in all the street trees, talked to neighbours, called all the vets in a 20km radius and left his cage outside for weeks. Weeks!
But knew he wouldnt be back. It was a sad day in the Amazona household.
I missed budgie chirps and whenever I saw the cage would automatically go to say some cheery greeting or whistle to the empty space.
So yesterday I started cleaning out his cage to store away in the garage.
I realised I didn't want to do that so I went to the pet shop.
And adopted a new featherbaby.
I'm in love with him already.
Then he decided on Sunny. And even though control freak Mama Amazona had a few preferable choices in her head (Davo, Gary, Hank), she thought Sunny was cute.
On his very first day he has already eaten some grass seed from my hand, and briefly sat on my finger!
On the crochet side of life, I am experimenting!
I guess you may be able to tell this is an Axel inspired piece of work.
I started it last week after being inspired by popart style pictures and the neon yarns in my cabinet.
I'm not sure if it's going to work but I'm thinking of designing a collection of 3 different sized cushion and bolster covers.
I have also been making a little Yoda from my latest Star Wars Crochet book that I purchased the other week...
And I've also almost finished a cloche hat in an interesting variegated cotton yarn...
I also joined the Bear for his work Xmas party.
It was held in Melbournes highest building, the Eureka Tower on the very top floor at Eureka89.
|Eureka Tower. Look all the way up to the tippy top. We were up there!|
Not sure why but they look gorgeous.
The view was magnificent.
|Looking down on Flinders St Station, Federation Square and the Yarra River|
|The view west over Docklands towards Williamstown.|
|Sorry about the glarey pic. It's hard to get a decent photo through glass.|
|The view on the east side down to all the biggies: The Arts Centre, Myer Music Bowl, Rod Laver Tennis Centre, AAMI Park and the MCG|
|Same general direction 2 hours later.|
|Me and Bear. Looking swish.|
|In a swishy bar...|
|And after the festivities, we took a short walk around Southbank and took swishy photos. My man looks super swell in a vest...|
How has your week been?