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Haven is one good guesser . . .

Because she answered precisely “What did I sit next to on the plane?”

I sat next to, not one, but two sweet little birds, and they sang all the way from Detroit to Seattle. Talk about your coach class migration. It was so funny because people, including one of the flight attendants, would walk by and just stop. And you could see the confused look on their faces, “Did I hear that correctly?” So my feathered seat mates were quite popular and very soothing to sit next too. Much better than the guy with his saxaphone.

12 comments to “Haven is one good guesser . . .”

  1. Gillian
    August 16th, 2007 at 7:24 pm · Link

    Oh my gosh, they are adorable!

  2. Haven Rich
    August 16th, 2007 at 7:56 pm · Link

    Awww they are so cute! But I’m kinda curious…

    Did the owners pay for a ticket just for the birds? Or was the plane just not that full?

    I love birds and actually use to own some. Now I’m owned by cats and think it safer not to own birds.

  3. AndreaW
    August 17th, 2007 at 5:28 am · Link

    How cute!! They look like cockatoos (sp?). My parents have one. I’m also curious if the owners paid for a seat for them.

  4. Haven Rich
    August 17th, 2007 at 5:36 am · Link

    Good! I’m not the only one with a curious mind haha.

  5. Elizabeth
    August 17th, 2007 at 7:46 am · Link

    Just to satisfy the curious, the birds were not in their own seat. They were on their owner’s lap–and under the seat during take off and landing. So perhaps the better answer is: I sat next to a lovely little old lady and her birds. But they were fun to sit next to, and my son was totally taken by them! Thank goodness no one had a cat nearby…

  6. Shannon McKelden
    August 17th, 2007 at 8:48 am · Link

    Those are cockatiels! Kind of like little cockatoos. We used to have two of them a long time ago. I loved them!

  7. AndreaW
    August 17th, 2007 at 9:18 am · Link

    Thanks Shannon! I knew they were cocka-somethings! LOL

  8. Haven Rich
    August 17th, 2007 at 10:46 am · Link

    Haha Andrea! That’s too cute! I love it.

    As for guessing, yesterday was an “on” day for me. Very cool.

  9. AndreaW
    August 17th, 2007 at 11:58 am · Link

    I guess so, Haven! Here, RNTV…. You’re a regular Nancy Drew! lol

  10. Alison
    August 24th, 2007 at 3:28 am · Link

    Awwww, they look just like our cockatiels! Seriously, we have a lutino (the pale yellow one) called Cappuccino, and a pied lutino (the yellow/gray) one called Sydney. Our little pests are at home in Scotland though, not terrorising flights in the US. If they start singing next week while I’m trying to read Love Letters From a Duke, though, there will be trouble.

  11. Elizabeth
    August 24th, 2007 at 4:25 pm · Link

    Alison, where in Scotland do you live?
    And actually, I found their singing very comforting. I’m not the most happy of fliers–so having some soothing natural sounds amidst all that monstrous plane noise was so lovely and such a treat.

    Enjoy the book next week!

  12. Alison
    August 25th, 2007 at 5:53 pm · Link

    I’m half an hour outside Edinburgh (and currently enjoying the Edinburgh Festival, which finishes on Monday). The singing is all very well if it’s actually nice “singing” but we get that so rarely with ours. Usually it’s lots of screeching (or in Sydney’s case, whistling Pop Goes the Weasel), and the only purpose is to get your attention. Or Sydney likes to parade along the top of my bedroom door saying “Hello Sydney” every so often. They’re funny birds, and right little personalities.

    Was that photo actually taken on the plane? They must have been very well behaved birds if they could have the container opened. Certainly wouldn’t be able to do that with ours.

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