The Getting to Know Me Post #2- Frank, A Love of My Life but the Feeling’s Not Mutual

2 Mar

Oh boy, over the past 2 days, this post has practically written itself. It’s all about Frank, our Quaker parrot. Frank’s been part of the family for longer than I’ve been married. We adopted him from my hubby’s boss and thought at the time that a woman, probably the boss’s wife, abused him in some way. Boy was he ornery but he bonded with my hubby right away. (I’ve got to give  my husband a nick name- I call him my ‘Handsome Cowboy’ to his face, so that’s what I’ll call him here.) Anyway, getting back to Frank, I love Frank but Frank hates me; he always has. Let me change that, I don’t think that he hates me I just don’t think that he trusts me. That’s why I believe he was mistreated by a woman. I kiss his tiny tush in Macy’s window daily but, after 19 years, he still wants a piece of me!

Okay, so I’m cleaning the kitchen floor the other day and I rolled Frank’s cage out of the way.

Moments later I turn around and Frank’s in Sally’s (she’s another story) turtle tank taking a bath!

Sally just sat there; she didn’t move; she didn’t spook (first weird thing), and Frank splashed around like a nut job (second weird thing). Then he casually climbed back on his cage and chirped soft, contented tweets while I slaved away.

Granted, it’s not unusual to walk into the kitchen to find Frank toddling across the floor to bathe in the dog fountain but the turtle tank? Now that’s a new one! Oh, that’s Zeetz the cat. When we adopted him as a kitten we thought he was a girl and named him Zita, meaning ‘little girl’ in Italian. He then sprung ‘corleones’ and became Zeetz. Thank goodness Zeetz was a nickname he had since she was little!

Fast forward later this week to American Idol- The Girls. Frank’s favorite people food is pasta and pizza; he’s a paisan after my own heart and he loves to watch TV with the Handsome Cowboy. Get a load of this- ‘Crust-Fisted Frank’ watching Idol! (Yep, those are vintage 50s TV trays-don’t ask.)

I admit to having an “assortment of other wacky critters” on my Amazon Author Page, so this and several more of my posts should prove it. It is not normal around here and that is just the way I like it!

Why not give LUCCI THE NO SMOOCHIE POOCHIE a read to learn about other wacky loves of my life, and please share this post with folks whose kids, grandchildren, nieces and nephews might get a kick reading about lovable wacky pets.

Thanks for stopping by and bearing with me while I cut my teeth.- Donna

8 Responses to “The Getting to Know Me Post #2- Frank, A Love of My Life but the Feeling’s Not Mutual”

  1. makingitthere March 3, 2012 at 2:00 am #

    Love your wacky pets! That bird is too cool, one of the only household animals I have never owned too. So following this blog.

    • Donna L. Sadd March 3, 2012 at 8:57 am #

      My heart skipped a beat to find your comment first thing this morning Sarah! Thanks for finding me and ‘getting’ me. Sometimes I wonder whether folks are going to think I’m a crazy person. (They wouldn’t be too far off *wink*) Thanks for the follow. I see that you have a ‘Frank’ too!

  2. Kathy March 4, 2012 at 2:26 pm #

    That is just too funny and awfully cute!! Sad that Frank has never bonded to women, it’s hard to believe people could be cruel to such a beautiful animal. Love to photos! Thanks for smile!

    • Donna L. Sadd March 4, 2012 at 2:43 pm #

      Glad you got a kick out of my post Kathy. I’m hard at work on Social Sunday, and have got to tell you again thank you. It’s a big help to connect and network with fellow bloggers especially being a newbie. It figures that today my laptop is going as slow as wading through quicksand! Enjoy your day.

    • Donna L. Sadd March 4, 2012 at 2:46 pm #

      Oh I forgot to say that I’ll be adding all the Sunday Social links to my Blogroll…just need a bit of time!

  3. Shonnie March 5, 2012 at 9:49 pm #

    Very cute critters.

  4. Claudia Daniels March 9, 2012 at 12:29 pm #

    Great post! I thoroughly enjoyed it.The funny thing is you can’t take it personal with Frank, he hates all women. I give him wide berth when I am in your kitchen, he has tried to take a bite out of me before. At least he is hygenically consciencious no matter where the bath happens to take place, that way when the right female with feathers comes along he will be ready! Looking forward to reading more…

    • Donna L. Sadd March 9, 2012 at 12:39 pm #

      Thanks for reading my blog Claudia! You know I bet Frank would try to hurt a female bird at this point too. Believe me, I don’t take it personally at all because if I had, he would have been history years ago. Yep, he’s very clean I just wish he’d be that way about his seeds…as in all over the kitchen! Stay tuned; I’m tweaking today’s post about Star aka Goat #4 now.

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