38 thoughts on “Tongue O’War

  1. debg July 18, 2016 / 2:55 pm

    Hilariously loving, and such a gorgeous birdie!

  2. allein July 18, 2016 / 3:03 pm

    Sunny is the color of the body of water I wish I was lounging next to.

    • 6rabbits July 18, 2016 / 8:08 pm

      That’s a very hard color to match, Allein! But how about…

      • allein 🌼 July 18, 2016 / 9:02 pm

        Close enough. I’mma go pack.

        • Duckie July 19, 2016 / 12:34 am

          Right behind you!

  3. Duckie July 18, 2016 / 3:21 pm

    My neighbour across the hall has a lovebird named Cricket. Cricket loves to sit on shoulders and offer opinions. Unfortunately, he is a rather prolific pooper. So I made some backwards bibs for his owner to wear, and she loves them. Easier to wash a bib than have to strip.

    • 6rabbits July 18, 2016 / 8:02 pm

      What a good idea, and very kind of you!😊

    • Smartypants July 18, 2016 / 8:07 pm

      That’s so nice! Very clever (I can totally see a niche market…) πŸ˜€

  4. birdcage July 18, 2016 / 3:28 pm

    Further evidence for my “birds are awesome” file.

    • allein July 18, 2016 / 3:32 pm

      I didn’t know you liked birds! πŸ˜‰

    • debg July 18, 2016 / 4:12 pm

      Birdcage, can you name this species? A truly gorgeous avian specimen!

      • birdcage July 18, 2016 / 4:23 pm

        It’s an Indian Ringneck parakeet. They seem to be delightful, humorous dudes. Lots of videos on YouTube of ringnecks that speak and laugh just like that.

  5. Faye July 18, 2016 / 5:11 pm

    Hahaha he wants to see her tongue. Cute. But that he pokes his tongue out too is hilarious. What a delightful pair. So lucky to have eachother. πŸ˜πŸ˜œπŸ˜›πŸ‘…

    • Smartypants July 18, 2016 / 8:10 pm

      Yes – gorgeous bird, and his human has the happiest smile!

  6. 6rabbits July 18, 2016 / 8:01 pm

    Birds are amazing! I love watching them interact with their humans!

    On a separate note, why is there no BIRD emoji?!

    • Not That Mike The Other Mike July 18, 2016 / 8:06 pm

      My Chromebook emoji keyboard has a rooster πŸ“, a hen πŸ”, three chicks 🐣🐀πŸ₯, a bluebird 🐦 (representing Twitter, no doubt), aaaaand that’s about it.

      • Murray C. July 18, 2016 / 8:16 pm

        And a partridge in a pear tree🎀

        • Murray C. July 19, 2016 / 8:48 am

          PS That’s not a rooster. sorry.

      • allein 🌼 July 18, 2016 / 8:58 pm

        Emojipedia has
        🐦 Bird
        πŸ¦ƒ Turkey
        πŸ¦† Duck
        πŸ•Š Dove of Peace
        🐀 Baby Chick
        πŸ–• The, um, “Bird”
        😷 and bird flu, apparently.

        • Murray C. July 18, 2016 / 9:35 pm


        • Duckie July 19, 2016 / 12:40 am

          πŸ” 🐣🐧 πŸ“ πŸ— πŸ₯ ?

          • Murray C. July 19, 2016 / 10:43 pm

            This reminds me of a cartoon I saw eons ago – I think in the New Yorker – it was an Ancient Egyptian teacher and his student looking at a wall chart of hieroglyphs and the teacher is saying “Triangle before Bird except after Serpent…”

  7. Gigi_the cat lady July 18, 2016 / 8:07 pm

    What a beautiful bird and I love the name Sunny, I just with we had more of his namesake.
    This was the view out my office window today, you can see the thunder storm coming.

    • fkaWaldenPond July 18, 2016 / 9:08 pm

      What a great view! (and that is quite the approaching storm!)

      • Murray C. July 18, 2016 / 9:34 pm

        We had a storm today that my husband said was the worst he’d ever seen. I was elsewhere, not far away and there was rain there, but apparently nothing like in our immediate neighborhood. We have so many limbs down, mostly from a huge oak, and one almost broke a second story window – mashed the surround of the window. Big limbs are just hanging by a thread! We’re a little afraid to go in the yard until we have our tree guy evaluate it and cart it away post haste!

        • allein 🌼 July 18, 2016 / 10:01 pm

          I guess we had a storm…I know it rained but I didn’t see it (I don’t sit near a window and barely left my desk today). On my way home there was one traffic light out with a cop directing traffic in the intersection, and then a little further down the cross street was closed on one side because a big tree was laying across the road.

        • Laura July 19, 2016 / 1:44 am

          The regular afternoon storm here must have been the leading edge of a cool front because it also had a lot of wind, vs. the usual just plain rain. It did bring the temps down a bit, from the high 90s to the low 90s. Oh joy.

        • fkaWaldenPond July 19, 2016 / 9:11 pm

          I am sorry Murray C. for your husband, you and your old oaks! That is stressful and the expense clean-up… :S

          • Murray C. July 19, 2016 / 10:40 pm

            Thanks, fkaWaldenPond. The crew is coming tomorrow and we’ll have them for the whole day, removing the broken limbs and re-wiring the tree, balancing the canopy. AT least we won’t be having to remove the whole tree – we’ve been babying this tree since we moved in here 20 years ago. It’s got to be over 100 years old. We already lost one a few years back that was about 95 years old. It’s like losing an old friend – heart-wrenching.

        • Not That Mike The Other Mike July 19, 2016 / 10:24 pm

          There was a storm in my area a while back that brought down a large branch. Smashed my neighbor’s plastic lounge chair.

          • allein 🌼 July 19, 2016 / 10:38 pm

            My cousin had a tree come down in her yard at her old house a few years ago; her son had just let the dog in when he heard it start to fall. Apparently it had been hit by lightning at some point and a bad storm the night before was the last straw but it waited until the next afternoon to actually fall. A few minutes earlier and the dog might have been in trouble.

          • Murray C. July 19, 2016 / 10:47 pm

            Probably putting it out of our misery.😜And I mean the plastic chair, not the dog!!!!!

            • allein 🌼 July 19, 2016 / 10:55 pm

              • Murray C. July 19, 2016 / 10:59 pm


                • allein 🌼 July 19, 2016 / 11:01 pm

                  I felt that earthquake, too. I was off work that week and sitting on my couch. At first I thought it was a truck on the highway but then I realized that no truck had driven by.

              • Faye July 20, 2016 / 2:23 am

                Wow. Must have been THE BIG ONE!

    • Phred's Mom July 19, 2016 / 7:50 am

      That’s the St. Laurence in the background, right?
      I think I know the building you’re in – one of those really
      tall beautiful ones closer to the mountain? Great location.

  8. George Michael Sherry July 19, 2016 / 3:28 am

    I wonder how many times Sunny has bitten the lady’s tongue. I guess once would be enough. The lady obviously loves to play this game (or she wouldn’t do it) but she also obviously has learned that she needs to protect herself.

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