• KL Forslund

Something's Wrong with Starbuck


Today while I worked all weekend on software, my wife got a ride to Texas Gulf Coast Animal Hospital. Starbuck’s been acting odd, making baby noises and not her usual copying of other bird sounds. The vet x-rayed, saw something’s swelled up and affecting her breathing. So she’s staying overnight until the other expert vet gets in tomorrow to check the problem out.

Starbuck is a Bronze Wing Pionus that my wife bought when she didn’t have any feathers. Visited her every day until was old enough to leave the bird store About Birds in Magnolia, Texas. She only had half her feathers then but could fly across the shop to her mommy. She learned to copy the other birds’ calls and say “I love you” when she wanted my wife to snuggle her.

My wife is pretty worried about her, the bird bond is to one person, so I’m mostly just the guy who feeds her. Still, she’s a funny bird and we need her back to getting the dog in trouble.


4 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Got Shot Today

I got shot today. It was a setup. They knew I was coming. I drove to this place where I had to prove who I was. Then I waited. My turn came up, and they led me to a room. Then it happened. It was o

Frigid In Texas

Others had it worse, but the Freeze of 2021 wasn’t fun for us, either. I feel like it’s a touchy subject because I got lucky and I had resources others might not. But I’m on the tail end of it, one mo

Where the Ashes Are

The cops found my mom in Duluth. They looked at her ID, saw she was eighteen and left. She’d run away from her abusive mom while a senior in high school. Later, she earned her GED. I’m not sure of