Friday, September 5, 2008

Kids These Days!

As our faithful readers know (both of you), Boo is a teenager and acting like one.  She is quite mean to her dad, and cranky with her mom (though she knows better than to cross the latter).  I found this article sent by MG today very amusing:  See "Parrots Wreak Havoc in New Zealand Bird Sanctuary".  Apparenlty the teenage "Kaka" parrots are destroying the breeding cages  as if they are a game or rubics cube.   Furthermore, older teenage parrots seem to be teaching the younger ones how fun this is.  Before you know it, they'll be singing songs that sounds only like irritating noise to older parrots.


Carl said...

Those are beautiful parrots!

This proves that birds can create, and pass on, culture. In this case a culture of vandalism, unfortunately.

A Couple of Kids (ages 47 and 52) having fun said...

that is a great comment! humans are not unique, and "created in God's image" as our judeo-christian tradition may wish us to prove. Rather, we are part of a continuum in the animal kingdom. Special, but not unique.

The Happy Couple

The Happy Couple
Sutcliffe and Maryann in early 2007