Wednesday, November 26, 2008

My New (Thanksgiving) Parrot

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. A fun story to relate on our Mericky holiday Thanksgiving. I had e-mailed this out to those of you I have e-mails for, but thought it so good, I needed to share with all.
Recently I received a parrot as a gift. The parrot had a bad attitude and an even worse vocabulary.

Every word out of the bird's mouth was rude, obnoxious and laced with profanity.

I tried and tried to change the bird's attitude by consistently saying only polite words, playing soft music and anything else I could think of to "clean up" the bird's vocabulary.

Finally, I was fed up and I yelled at the parrot. The parrot yelled back. I shook the parrot and the parrot got angrier and even ruder. So, in desperation, I threw up my hands, grabbed the bird and
put him in the freezer.

For a few minutes the parrot squawked and kicked and screamed. Then suddenly there was total quiet. Not a peep was heard for over a minute. Fearing that I'd hurt the parrot, I quickly opened the door to the freezer.

The parrot calmly stepped out onto my outstretched arms and said: "I believe I may have offended you with my rude language and actions. I'm sincerely remorseful for my inappropriate transgressions and I fully intend to do everything I can to correct my rude and unforgivable behavior."

I was stunned at the change in the bird's attitude. As I was about to ask the parrot what had made such a dramaticchange in his behavior, the bird continued, "May I ask what the turkey did?"

I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving Day. Mum is not cooking a bird for me or us as it would be, but she did bring home some cooked turkey from the store tonight.

Travel safe, don't drink and drive, try not to overeat too much. Be kind to your relatives, you can get through one day with them and they with you. We all have lots to be thankful for, so just 'Give Thanks'.

34 comments:

SophieKitty said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Derby and mum!

Kelly Cat said...

Ha! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your mum, too.

Rascal said...

Ha ha ha! That's one way to hide a turkey! Happy Thanksgiving!

Big Piney Woods Cats said...

Happy Thanksgiving to Derby and your Mum!!!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

I plan to gorge myself on turkey. I hope the humans don't eat too much before I get to it. I have been practicing inhaling food and then hacking it all up... Ah the life of a cat.

Happy Thanksgiving Derby!

Eric and Flynn said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your mum.

Parker said...

HeeHee!
Happy Thanksgiving Derby!
Smooches to you and your Mom!

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

Haaaa haaaa, that was so funny Derby! We hope you and your mum have a very Happy Thanksgiving too!
Purrs and headbutts,
Sabrina, Sam and Simon

Gandalf and Grayson said...

Wishing you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving! -Gandalf, Grayson and Mom Barb (WillThink4Wine)

PrincessMia said...

Happy Thanksgiving Derbs!! Hope you and your beanmom have a wonderful day.

PJ said...

Happy Thanksgiving Derby!

Catzee said...

Happy Thanksgiving Derby!

Fat Eric said...

Happy Thanksgiving to all my Mericky friends!

Dr Tweety of da Fab Five said...

Happy Thanksgiving... we adorez our frendz!!!
Love, Dr Tweety & da Fab Five
PS: Stops by fur some tur-key
PPS: Dat iz one furry smart parrot!!!

Angus Mhor said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

DaisyMae Maus said...

Funny, funny!

Happy Fangs-giving! Gobble, gobble, gobble ... 'urp!
DMM and the Feline Americans

Millie said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you & your family Derby!

Willow said...

Derby, China Cat & I hope that you have a wonderful time with that new parrot...

Purrrrrs, Willow

hahahaha
my word verification was "whoop"

The Meezers said...

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Skittles, The Huntress said...

Have a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving!

Skittles, The Huntress

Gretchen and Mike said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Max said...

LOL that was funny.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

Dianne said...

Hee hee! I wondered about the turkey myself (see blog)
Hope you had a great day!
Thanks for stopping by my blog too.
Cosmo

Lux said...

Giving thanks is so important! It's been a lovely day - I hope yours was, too! Happy Thanksgiving ...

The Island Cats said...

Happy Thanksgiving! We're glad you got some turkey...even if your mum didn't cook it herself...

The Cat Realm said...

That was funny!
Happy Thanksgiving to you!
Mrs. OZ, Tintin, Naughty, Luna, Ruis and Karl

Skeeter, LC, and Ayla said...

LOL! Great old joke but properly and well-used on this occassion! Hip-Hip...

Milo said...

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, Derby and mum!

Cat Naps in Italy said...

I couldn't get on the computer yesterday, so I am sending you belated Thanksgiving wishes. Did you get some turkey then?

Love,
Opus
ps. I loved your story! Darn bird! Hehehehe

Samantha and Mr. Tigger said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your Mom, Derby!! We are so thankful to be furiends with you! You always make us smile!!
Your FL furiends,

jenianddean said...

Happy Thanksgiving! That was a funny story...
--Jasper

jh an Mickey Mantle said...

harharhar! dat wuz a good one derb.
maybe if i put dat kitten joba in da freeaer ... jus fer a little wile ...
jus thinkin.
luv--jh

Quasi said...

Derby, I hope you and your beans had an excellent feast yesterday!