The Rickeybird Scrapbook, 1984 - Updates

LaManuka

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Fang (10yo (ab)normal grey cockatiel), HRH Crown Princess Lilly Pilly (purple-crowned lorikeet Jul '18-Jan '22 💔) & Valentino (budgie, gotcha date 14 Feb 2019 at approx 6mo)
Unmarked, plain wrapping, right?
Of course! Anything to get that precious cargo past that envious party-pooper Rival who would try to intercept your care package full of hirsute Aussie manliness at Checkpoint Charlie!
 
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GaleriaGila

GaleriaGila

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The Rickeybird, 37-year-old Patagonian Conure
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GaleriaGila

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The Rickeybird, 37-year-old Patagonian Conure
I just HAD to import this from foxglove's fabulously inventive tread about literal interpretations of parrot species names...
Do go have a look!

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My entry of 11-28-21

So..........................

See................................

So.....................

Ummmmmmmmmmmmmmm.............................

So... he's from Patagonia, and, he's such a shameful, criminal personality, but he escaped to America, and... he got locked up AGAIN, and, but uh, still, so...

Some of you know I have a pet portrait business on eBay.

The first photo is a painting I did of the Rb many years ago as an illustration/example. The second photo is a somewhat literal, pun-heavy, probably-in-bad-taste rendition...

I give you --- The Patagonian Con (ure
 

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Rival_of_the_Rickeybird

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None. My wife has one too many. Kidding!
Okay, HEADS UP.

It's National BATHTUB PARTY DAY!

Okay, HEADS UP.

It's National BATHTUB PARTY DAY!

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Cute! Here, let me toss in a nice little blow-dryer with ya!
 

SailBoat

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DYH Amazon
Electrically Shocking at that Humor, Clearly!!

Julio was recalling the many memories of meeting with RickeyBird near or around Checkpoint Charlie, which commonly required gathering at the local SAFE House to exchange documents prior to transiting Checkpoint Charlie!

Boats: Once years ago I had to pass though the confines of Checkpoint Charlie, and I had promised myself to never find myself there again. Chilling Place!
 
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GaleriaGila

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The Rickeybird, 37-year-old Patagonian Conure
December 6, 1917
The origin of The Buttfeather
All hail LeaKP.
http://www.parrotforums.com/general-parrot-information/65614-buttfeathering.html
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I do love to meander back through the ol' Scrapbook.
THIS IS FROM FOUR YEARS AGO TODAY!


Buttfeather Definition

Verb
Performed by a perching parrot, the act of turning the back and hoisting the tail, thus exposing the nether-feathers in a display of defiance, mockery, or mischief.
Buttfeather, buttfeathers, buttfeathering, buttfeathered
"The bird would often buttfeather his owner when feeling ignored."
Synonym: "moon" (slang, obsolete)
Illustration (using the now obsolete term "mooning".

A while later our dear Kentuckienne added a rousing ballad!

"You say beautiful day, just look at the weather
But stay outta my way or you get the buttfeather.
I’m Rickey the Bird and I own the high ground
I’ll show you the works, both feather and down
Homey, this is my cage, my hen, my chili
You mess with my world and I’ll feather you silly.
The strong gonna crumble, the mighty will fall,
They saw what I did to the Demon Ball
The Devil, Godzilla, and Hannibal Lector
All gonna need a buttfeather protector
Run fast as you can, hide best you can hide,
You’ll never be safe from my under side.
Wherever you go I’ll be up above
And I’m gonna show you some rooster butt love
Look up overhead and BAM! You been served
You puny old humans got what you deserved
You oughta be glad I allowed you to see
The glorious butt feathers underneath me
There was never a sunrise, never a flower,
Compete with my Patagonian power
Come on you hot henz dressed in satin and leathers
We’ll show all the losers the Rickeybutt feathers!"



Thank you, Leah and Kentuckienne, thank you.
The Iliad and the Odyssey got nuthin' on our ol' PF, I tell ya.
 

Rival_of_the_Rickeybird

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I do love to meander back through the ol' Scrapbook.
THIS IS FROM FOUR YEARS AGO TODAY!


Buttfeather Definition

Verb
Performed by a perching parrot, the act of turning the back and hoisting the tail, thus exposing the nether-feathers in a display of defiance, mockery, or mischief.
Buttfeather, buttfeathers, buttfeathering, buttfeathered
"The bird would often buttfeather his owner when feeling ignored."
Synonym: "moon" (slang, obsolete)
Illustration (using the now obsolete term "mooning".

A while later our dear Kentuckienne added a rousing ballad!

"You say beautiful day, just look at the weather
But stay outta my way or you get the buttfeather.
I’m Rickey the Bird and I own the high ground
I’ll show you the works, both feather and down
Homey, this is my cage, my hen, my chili
You mess with my world and I’ll feather you silly.
The strong gonna crumble, the mighty will fall,
They saw what I did to the Demon Ball
The Devil, Godzilla, and Hannibal Lector
All gonna need a buttfeather protector
Run fast as you can, hide best you can hide,
You’ll never be safe from my under side.
Wherever you go I’ll be up above
And I’m gonna show you some rooster butt love
Look up overhead and BAM! You been served
You puny old humans got what you deserved
You oughta be glad I allowed you to see
The glorious butt feathers underneath me
There was never a sunrise, never a flower,
Compete with my Patagonian power
Come on you hot henz dressed in satin and leathers
We’ll show all the losers the Rickeybutt feathers!"



Thank you, Leah and Kentuckienne, thank you.
The Iliad and the Odyssey got nuthin' on our ol' PF, I tell ya.


I am troubled.

Sure, I love my wife (GaleriaGila) and I'm happy that she enjoys her lifelong companion (The Rickeybird, yeah, he predates me).................................. of course he hates me and I return the favor. Still, I try to be a good sport. So I re-read this whole butt-feather thing, right?

And tonight I'm outside with some neighbors admiring their Christmas decorations. Up on the roof, they have a huge dove holding an olive branch.............................. which somehow lost its mooring and spun upside down, feet and tailfeathers high in the air, olive branch dangling low. Out of nowhere, I heard myself saying "OH NO, IT'S BUTTFEATHERING US."

All heads swiveled towards me, including the Missus.

Geez.
 

LaManuka

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'Tis the season for a good old-fashioned buttfeathering, Rival! And kudos to you for introducing your neighbours to the correct terminology :)
 

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