Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Meet the Parrots!

At long last, here are my guys. See, I really do have parrots!

Pancho is an Orange-winged Amazon who has been with me since 1991. He's a real love. Someday I'll tell you how we came to be a family. It's a great story.

Rio is a Blue-crowned conure and the ruler of the world. Just ask him. He's been with me for nearly 20 years and is as much a part of me as my right arm.

Pancho, as you see, is very photogenic. He often appears alongside my magazine articles. Rio isn't too shabby himself; he's been on the cover of a book! Enjoy.

This is one of Pancho's favorite toys, from Sonoran Parrots.



And here he is wearing a toy on his head. Hey, I never said he was serious all the time!




I may have mentioned that I wrote a book about conures. Well, here's who really wrote it:



Rio worked very hard on this project! Here's the finished product:



The Conure Handbook is available at Amazon.com (lots of other places, too).

I hope you've enjoyed meeting the parrots. There's more to come; just stay tuned! Until then, be well, be happy, and be healthy.

7 comments:

Dawno said...

They are so beautiful. And I bet they're full of personality, too. I love that picture of Pancho on the computer :-)

Kira said...

Pancho on the computer is a great photo!

Frank Baron said...

Pleased to make their acquaintance. :)

Mac said...

Heh--the little rogues.

The pics are terrific, Anne, thank you so much. :)

Anne C. Watkins said...

Aw, thanks, you guys. I'm glad you stopped by to meet the feathered members of my family. :)

And, uh, that's Rio on the keyboard. Boy, he's never gonna let me forget that boo boo!

Literary Fiction Editor said...

That pic of Rio, on the keyboard--too cool! That's one of those great images that will be etched in my mind forever, and bring a smile to my mind's eye every time it pops up.

Anne C. Watkins said...

Aw, thanks, LitFicEd. He loves to play around the computer. I think he believes he's helping me. lol

I owe you a visit, don't I?! :)