Wednesday, January 29, 2014
BYE, BYE BIRDIE ... AT 7TH AND MONTANA!
They say the early bird gets the worm, but at 7th and Montana, all you get is more birds. I arrived at Our Favorite Starbucks yesterday just as the sun was rising, and was greeted by an Anonymous Loon with a Parrot. "Is this your bird?," he asked, pointing at the parrot, which was perched on his shoulder. He apparently found it wandering aimlessly up and down 7th Street. "No," I replied, thinking quickly, "It's not mine, but why don't you let me take a picture and we can use it to help find the owner." "Oh, thank you, that's very nice!," he said. "Think nothing of it," I replied, "I'm just performing a community service. Now watch the Birdie!" I don't know if he ever found the bird's rightful owner, but something tells me that the mysterious, new neighbors at 7th and Marguerita -- the ones who installed a noisy aviary next to their house -- have an escapee on their hands. And maybe the parrot is theirs, too ...!