Spring Fever. And a ‘stolen’ car

“I don’t wanna go back in the house.

This is MY car!
And I’m gonna make it my HOME.
Starting NOW!!”

This is my rambunctious little Flipper “talking.”

And fighting with all her might to stay in the car.

I know she loves her car rides but this is getting out of control.

Now she wants to live in the car

(Prolonged spring fever in my feathered-world.
She wants to build a nest; and the car seems the ‘perfect’ place to do it.)

I take her in the house and tell her:
“No! No more car rides today.”

Flipper is not taking NO for an answer.
She gets her wings up and begs.
When she doesn’t get the results she wants ( I don’t pick her up and take her to the car) she starts squawking at the top of her lungs.

When squawking doesn’t get results either then she gets down from her stand.

And walks to the door that leads to the garage.
I’m running to get her before she takes a chunk out of the door.
(She’s taken few bites already from the closet door in her room.
I don’t want her to ‘decorate’ the whole house with that beak of hers.)

I’m pretty sure I have the most demanding, and stubborn, little girl.
(At least Sunny is well behaved; one out of two ain’t bad, right?)

This has been going on for a few days now.

No more car rides.
But the begging has intensified.
And more trips (with me in hot pursuit) to the door.
She really wants to open that door.
Because she knows that’s the door that separates her from her beloved car.)

What’s a bird-mom to do?!

Get rid of the car.

So I close all the blinds on all the windows facing the street.

I take the car out.
And park it in the front of the house.

Then I go pick up Flipper.

And take her to the garage.
To an empty garage.

She looks around in disbelief.

“See” I told her, “someone took the car.
From now on we gonna ride the bike whenever we go places.”

Then I take her back in the house.

(Let’s hope she doesn’t call the police.
And reports a stolen car.)

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Mariana Fieraru
Mariana Fieraru, an Eastern European transplant, fell in love with her new home shortly after landing in New York. She "discovered" pizza! Years later she still loves pizza. And so do her two feathered-kids, Sunny and Flipper

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