Not My Best Day

We’ve had better weeks than this. My sleep is badly interrupted. I got about three hours last night. Yesterday, I ended up sleeping from 2 to 4pm. That didn’t help that night. The side effects from this new medicine are really knocking me for a loop. I keep hoping I will get used to the stuff. So far, no real luck.

This morning I lost an old friend. I’ve had an African Gray parrot for 25 years. She’s been a cheerful companion every day. Mrs. Lion grew to love her too. Last night she died. There was no real warning other than for the last day or two she lost interest in peanuts. She loved peanuts. I really miss her. I’ve had her since she was a three-month-old chick. I fed her formula until she could handle solid food. Like all African Grays, she was very smart. She always found a way to make me smile. I wish I could have said goodbye to her.

The house is very quiet today. We have a blue and gold macaw too. He’s slightly older. He’s been very quiet. I know he misses her too.

On top of all this, Mrs. Lion’s cold isn’t getting any better. Obviously, the last thing on our minds is sex. Mrs. Lion has been asking me to do things to help her. That’s new. In the past, she just did things and felt badly if I didn’t read her mind about what I should do. I have a short “honey do” list for today.

I’m not used to feeling this crappy. Sorry to be whining. I have an appointment with the doctor who prescribed the drugs causing me problems on Friday. It’s unlikely he can do much to help. Apparently, all the drugs that treat this problem have similar side effects.

One of the side effects of writing daily posts is that occasionally we talk about non sexual stuff. We’ll bounce back quickly. In the meantime, think a good thought for our little bird.

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  1. So sorry for your loss. I hope things get better for you both soon.

  2. Your know that better days are ahead, we just wish they would come sooner.

  3. Sorry to hear that. I’ve only recently discovered your blog, and am much better for it. Y’all are wonderful to read, and I thoroughly enjoy your perspectives and insights. Thank you both.

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      Thank you.

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