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:

  1. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Derby and mum!

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

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

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  4. Happy Thanksgiving to Derby and your Mum!!!

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  5. 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!

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

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  7. 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

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

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

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  10. Happy Thanksgiving to all my Mericky friends!

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  11. 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!!!

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  12. Funny, funny!

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

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  13. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

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  14. Happy Thanksgiving to you & your family Derby!

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

    Purrrrrs, Willow

    hahahaha
    my word verification was "whoop"

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  16. Have a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving!

    Skittles, The Huntress

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  17. LOL that was funny.

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

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

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

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

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

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

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  23. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, Derby and mum!

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  24. 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

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  25. 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,

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

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  27. 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

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

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