Saturday, 17 May 2008

Birdies, Birdies, Birdies

Hi hi everybody. We have been lazy this week not updating our bloggy. Me seems to spend half my life on the grooming table now, boring!

Anyway, this morning we wented to a very fun place. It be called Birdland, but it not really be a land, just a place with lots of birds.

It be really exciting. The first thing we seed was some King Penguins having their dinner. They eats big fishies and they just swallow them down in one gulp! That one that has all the feathers on his back be a baby and that be his baby feathers that he be losing.

The lady be telling us all about the penguins, them laying their eggs, where they live in the world (other King Penguins, cos obviously these ones live here, tee hee!).

Me loved watching them. Me beed very well behaved, no barking or anything, me just be transfixed by them (and me was hoping the lady might throw me a fishy!).

The wall beed a perfect height for resting your paws on! Mummy asked the ladies either side if they minded me being there, but they were fine.

E & J beed watching from the top of the rockies. Big Harry tried to climb up but daddy said noooo, you'll fall off.

There beed windows in the wall so you could watch the penguins swimming past and diving for the fishies that the lady throwed in the water.

They be very good swimmers, very graceful.

Me and Big Harry kept being very confused as to where they went after they'd swum past the viewing window!

Big Harry be watching the penguins eating the rest of the fishies. He didn't get one either, boo.

After we had watched the penguins, we looked around the rest of the park. Now me no can remember the names of all the birds, but me will try. Maybe you will know some of them anyway. With thinks this one be a Cockatoo. It said on a sign it may bite, so we didn't get too close!

See these ones be quite boring apart from their blue and red beaks.

This birdie no liked us at all. He was screeching at us to get away from his cage even though we only be looking at him.

See there be two interesting things - pretty birdies to look at, and lots of flowers to try and munch on, tee hee!

Now this one be a hornbill, look at his huge big beak. Me thinks he be a little bit ugly.

There beed lots of weird sculptures like this one all around the park. Me be glad real insects no be this big.

Big Harry & J be saying hello to this birdie, but he no seems very interested in them.

Me beed very good at spotting the birds in all the cages - or aviaries cos daddy telled me that's the proper name.

These be mummy's favourites, the flamingos. They be very pretty pink and orange colour. The stand on one leg lots, and they eats shellfish like prawns.

Don't they look nice and graceful? Like the ballet dancers of the bird world.

This be a Toucan. He got a huge beak, or maybe it be a bill, me no be sure.

Mummy beed whistling at him and he kept cocking his head to one side like me and Big Harry do when we hear a noise!

These be owls. They be wise birds and they can turn their heads right round!

And this be called a Rhea. It be the biggest bird we seed today. It no be as big as an Ostrich daddy said, but it be lots bigger than me!

One of the park workers beed getting their dinner ready, a biog bucket of seed. It no looked too tasty, but maybe if you be a bird it be OK.

See, they even be bigger than Big Harry!!

Here be some Pelicans. Daddy said they have soft bits on the bottom of their beaks to hold fish and stuff in.

I think these be Macaw's. They made lots of screeching noises. Don't they be pretty colours. They live in jungles normally.

And this poor bird wins my award for ugliest bird in the park. Aw, poor birdie. Daddy said he has a face only his mummy could love.

It be a fun trip. Now we be off to Australia for Willow & Putter's birthday pawty, whee! Me gets to see my BabyStan again, and Big Harry can smoochies with Maggie, tee hee!


Cassidy x


Jake of Florida said...


We were referring to the Aesop fable in our post. Here it is

The Ant and the Grasshopper

In a field one summer's day a Grasshopper was hopping about, chirping and singing to its heart's content. An Ant walked by, grunting as he carried a plump kernel of corn.

"Where are you off to with that heavy thing?" asked the Grasshopper.

Without stopping, the Ant replied, "To our ant hill. This is the third kernel I've delivered today."

"Why not come and sing with me," said the Grasshopper, "instead of working so hard?"

"I am helping to store food for the winter," said the Ant, "and think you should do the same."
"Why bother about winter?" said the Grasshopper; "we have plenty of food right now."

But the Ant went on its way and continued its work.

The weather soon turned cold. All the food lying in the field was covered with a thick white blanket of snow that even the grasshopper could not dig through. Soon the Grasshopper found itself dying of hunger.

He staggered to the ants' hill and saw them handing out corn from the stores they had collected in the summer.

Then the Grasshopper knew:

It is best to prepare for the days of necessity.

Watching Just Harry "work" while Jakey stayed in the shade to watch made our Mom think of this lesson.

Your pals, The Barkalots

Gus and Louie said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time. Sis has always loved penguins. At one time she wanted to be a Penguin Vet but that changed.. She is a network engineer now..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus and Louie

Stanley said...

Hey, Cassidy & Harry!

I can't believe you got to go right up to where the birds were! I agree with your mama. The flamingos be the bestest bird EVER!

See you guys at Willow & Putter's pawty!

Goober love & smooches,

Maggie & Mitch said...

How pretty all the birds are except for the last one! We agree with your mom, Cassidy - poor thing looks homeless!
Mom and dad used to have one of those pretty Moluccan Cockatoos but that was before they got either one of us so we never met her!
See you in Australia! I can't wait to see you Harry!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Gus said...

Harry and Cassidy..we are jealous of your birdie adventures. Since Jake and JH got to do the Ant and Grasshopper thing, can we do the Pelican Poem?

A wonderful bird is the pelican
His bill will hold more that his belican.
He can take in his beak
Food enough for a week,
But I'm danmed if i can see how the helican

Dixon Lanire Merrith - "The Pelican"(1910)


Cubby said...

Wow! It's cool that you get to go to a place like that! And you were so good!

I'm afraid I would have barked at all the birdies!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Cassidy!
Glad all the family enjoyed a great day visiting all those birdies!
Yes, you and Harry were really well behavied! I admire you two!
Kisses and hugs

Kirby said...

How cool that you could go to the bird place. Mom tried to take me to the zoo, but they wouldn't let me in, something about me upsetting the animals. I sure wish you guys had gotten a fishy from the penguin exhibit. I bet it would have been super yummy. See you both down under!

Your pal,

T-man said...

CC-man was very excited to see your post about the birdies, but he didn't see any birdies he knew in the pics. Those would be birdies that look exactly like him.

That was great that you got to visit the park. Most parks here wouldn't allow doggies.

Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...

Oh my dog!!! Those were lots of other animals! I can't believe how good you were! I love to chase other animals...especially birds!

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Arabella said...

Wow Cassidy,
That is a lot of bird, and they are all sooo different. It sounds like a really cool day.



Joe Stains said...

WOW how exciting! Those birds are so colorful and pretty! We love penguins, we are big fans of black and white animals. I bet the human pups really liked it!!

Faya said...

Quelle magnifique visite chez les oiseaux. J'adore quand tu fais la curieuse, les pattes sur le mur....
Le dernier oiseau c'est vrai qu'il n'est pas très beau mais je suis certaine qu'il est gentil.
bisous, Faya

4xBs said...

hi Cassidy, that's an interesting bird zoo that you got to visit. you and Harry are very well behaved. your mom and dad have taught you good manner. we have some birds in our living room, but it's not like an aviary or anything. they are Jasper and Chloe and they don't like us at all.


Molly and Taffy said...

Your day out looked brilliant Cassidy,it is nice when we can accompany our hoomans when they go out. What we would like to know, however, is....did the penguins dance like Mumble????

Molly and Taffy

Penny & Poppy said...

What a great day you had! And you are both so well behaved. I'm afraid we would have barked and really scared those birdies. See you in Australia!

Poppy & Penny

Peanut said...

You two are so good to be able to go there and not want to eat all those birdies.

Mango said...

So many interesting birdies. Those penguins look as big as you little Cassidy. You and big Harry must be very well behaved to be allowed in the bird park.


Chelsea said...

I don't think I would get that close to penguins. I am scared of most birds especially geese.

You are brave


Pacco de Mongrel said...

i'm amazed that u both got to go to the bird land..

i wonder do they allow hunting breed to enter...LoL

Super Boy & Baby-Licious said...

Wow, this is so interesting. You guys are so smart. Our hoomans know nothing about birds so we found your post very ineteresting.

Is there sonething going on between Harry and Maggie..*giggles*

Boy n Baby

Simba said...

You saw some stange looking animals. I bet they all smelt good.

Simba xx

Girl Girl Hamster said...

What a pawsome place you doggies got to go. :)

~ Girl girl

Patience-please said...

You two get to go to the MOST FANTASTIC places! Thank you for taking us along!
wags from the whippets

Deetz said...

Those were great photos and looks like it was a great adventure for you guys. What fun!!! That one bird was really ugly for sure. Scary looking too.
I like the way penquins walk or wobble..sometimes I try and wobble like em.

Jackson said...

Wow, what a fantastic day out! I would never be allowed there cos I love chasing birds! There's a blackbird in my garden that torments me every day! J x

Clover said...

Hi Harry & Cassidy!
Great pictures of your trip to visit all those birds! I bet I would not have been as well behaved as you two.
Congratulations Cassidy on your recent wins at your show!
Love Clover xo

Deetz said...

I gots new video loaded if you want to see...I bet JB would love those birdies too

Butchy & Snickers said...

No fair, they allow dogs??? We can never visit places like that here in the US. We would love to go to a zoo. Mama & Papa love zoos too. They have been to many. Your photos are very nice. Thanks for sharing.
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

Jessie and Jake said...

Wow we can't believe you guys were allowed to go - we can't go anywhere like that - that is sooo much fun - you guys are sooo lucky!

Johann The Dog said...

Wow I can't believe you get to go in that place!!! That would never be allowed here...what a great bunch of animals to see.

My Mum used to date a guy that raised Rheas and Emus, they are not nice birds sometimes and can really kick!

I like the Toucan!

Woofs, Johann

Huskee Boy said...

Wheee... what a lot of birdies. Sorry to hear that not all of them are friendly. I can't believe they allow dogs... I am SO jealous! Mom wanted to bring me to the zoo but found out that they did not allow dogs.. isn't it kinda lame since you'd think that the zoo is for animals!

Noah the Airedale said...

Oh Cassidy, you can see more cockatoos here in Oz. We have black ones flying over our house. They can be so loud too.
You two are the luckiest dales to be allowed in a bird park.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah Willow Tess Lucy


Wow this was a very interesting post. We were so surprised that you two were allowed in too. That's great.

Deetz said...

Thanks Cassidy and Harry for not forgetting me next week...I will bark at you when I get back..Can't wait to see your new grooming style.