Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Sweet Tweet

Animals are reliable, many full of love, true in their affections, predictable in their actions, grateful and loyal. Difficult standards for people to live up to. ~ Montapert

Today I am grateful for Tweety! He's not the yellow cartoon bird ... although the TV version makes me laugh. My Tweety is a cockatiel ... our pet for the past 10+ years.

In the evening, when we are relaxing in front of the TV, Tweet loves to join us. He sits nearby, bows his head ... asking to be petted. He also loves to chatter at us a bit ... and sometimes gets up close for a kiss. I know that sounds a bit silly ... but Tweet is affectionate!

It's interesting that Tweet is also quite clear about wanting to be in his house ... his cage ... and after being out a while ... he'll seek his shelter.

He has a distinct personality ... and boundaries!

I'm grateful for the animals we choose as pets. They bring a simplicity to our lives ... the simplicity of joy and comfort.