Spotlight Thursday – Meet Ruby

05 Oct

 Spotlight Thursday

Welcome my friends to SPOTLIGHT THURSDAY.  This is the time that I will introduce you to one of my fellow anipals so you can get to know them better.  Some of them, you may already know.  We hope that you enjoy this series!

Name:  Ruby (African Grey)

Age:  16 years

Location:  Colorado

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What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents?  I wondered if I would be allowed to grow out my feathers and fly. I was so excited to learn that I could! I was ready to leave my previous home and go with the new family. I figured I had nothing to lose!

What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home?  Probably when my new parents got so concerned that I was too bored and lonely that they installed cable and gave me a TV! I was so excited – they must really love me! I like watching TV all day; I learn lots of new sounds and words.

What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home?  I can’t think of anything. I’m going to let Sugar answer that one next week; he has LOTS of those moments. I’m a good girl and don’t do that sort of thing (*bending over to preen a little*)

Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why? Dad! We watch movies together sometimes, and he hangs out with me a lot. Talons down, it’s DAD!

What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you?  I hate it when people think that I’m just babbling and don’t know what I’m saying. Sure, there are times I just like to play around with new sounds and roll them off my tongue, but if I’m talking to someone, then I mean what I say. We’re not just some sort of a recording device. We know what our words mean. Well, mostly.

Hope you enjoyed meeting my friend – check back next week for another Spotlight edition!


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33 responses to “Spotlight Thursday – Meet Ruby

  1. easyweimaraner

    10/05/2017 at 1:22 am

    hi Ruby!!!! that’s pretty cool to have your own TV ;O) and I’m sure you know what you say… parrots are very wise and the smartestestestest animals of slice earth ;O)

    • KDKH

      10/05/2017 at 2:59 pm

      We Certainly think so, but the cats disagree daily!

  2. ladyfi

    10/05/2017 at 4:19 am

    Awww – what a sweet Ruby you are!

    • KDKH

      10/05/2017 at 3:08 pm

      Why thank you! So you noticed my bright red tail feathers? The best rubies to have!

  3. CarolMaeWY

    10/05/2017 at 7:40 am

    Hello Ruby, what a pretty girl you are. It’s nice to meet you. Hope to see you around.

    • KDKH

      10/05/2017 at 3:10 pm

      I hope so too. I see You are from Wyoming. My adopted mom and dad love to visit in Wyoming! I’m sure You’ll see More Of us in blogville!

  4. Sheila Englehart

    10/05/2017 at 8:17 am

    I used to have a cockatiel named R.J. He thought he was human.

    • KDKH

      10/05/2017 at 3:11 pm

      I’m pretty sure our birds think they are superior to us humans! Cockatiels are so full of personality!

  5. Kate Crimmins

    10/05/2017 at 9:18 am

    Glad you are allowed to keep your feathers!

    • KDKH

      10/05/2017 at 3:13 pm

      It’s hard to fly without them! And Flying is everything to Birds.

  6. Skyler Braveheart

    10/05/2017 at 9:45 am

    Ruby, loved your interview! You are quite a character, and I know what you mean about “talking” My Mama birdsirts Cockatiel named Dude, and they have amazing conversations. Your new pal, Fiona

    • KDKH

      10/05/2017 at 3:17 pm

      Oh yes! Flying is everything, but talking is fun, too. I can speak pretty well, but on my own terms. I also like sound effects — Dropping bombs, smoke alarm (not mom’s favorite), evil cackles – they’re all fun.

  7. Mae Clair

    10/05/2017 at 9:46 am

    Ruby is a gorgeous girl! My brother and his wife have an African Grey named Sydney who has a huge vocabulary and catalog of sounds. They also have a parrot named Jack, 3 cats, a dog, and a rabbit. 🙂

    Ruby, you are quite photogenic!

    • KDKH

      10/05/2017 at 3:24 pm

      Why thank you! *preening* sounds like our families have a lot in common.

  8. KDKH

    10/05/2017 at 9:50 am

    Reblogged this on Peace With My Life and commented:
    Our African Grey, Ruby, was spotlighted on Bacon Thompson’s blog! She was so excited to be included in all the fun. Our animal community has been following Bacon for several years because we know how smart pigs are. We can’t have them as pets in our city, so we enjoy hearing about other people’s experiences. Check out Ruby’s post, and see if you like a little Bacon this morning! Who knew they could be so funny?

    • Piglove

      10/05/2017 at 12:42 pm

      aaww thank you sweet friend. We absolutely LOVE ya’ll too – each and every one ❤ XOXO – Bacon
      P.S. And thank YOU for participating in our Spotlight Thursday.

      • KDKH

        10/05/2017 at 2:52 pm

        You bet! Wouldn’t miss it! Thanks for the invite.

  9. franhunne4u

    10/05/2017 at 2:29 pm

    Hi Ruby, of course you do not just babble! I read about Alex – another Grey Parrot – and his amazing intelligence. It’s a rather sad story, but he could even convey to the scientist who kept him that he wanted to go out and fly into a tree …

    • KDKH

      10/05/2017 at 3:30 pm

      Ruby isn’t quite as verbal as Alex, but she sees herself as mama to our family. She keeps the cats and dogs in line! It hurts though, when I am leaving for work and she says, “don’t go! Stay.” I wish I could.

      • franhunne4u

        10/05/2017 at 3:36 pm

        I wish you and her a long, very long life together.

      • Piglove

        10/05/2017 at 5:09 pm

        ❤ XOXO – Bacon

  10. Amy

    10/05/2017 at 2:53 pm

    I was friends with a cockatoo who frequently boarded at the vet’s where I worked and Sidney used to sit on my shoulder. I told him if he didn’t stop biting my necklace he would have to go back in his cage. He bit it again and when I told him he was going in his cage, he laid his bill against my cheek and humbly said, “Sorry.” Yep, you know what you’re saying, I am positive! Very nice to meet you.

    • KDKH

      10/05/2017 at 3:40 pm

      That’s right! Ruby can Express herself similarly. She doesn’t like to apologize,
      But she loves to talk to the other animals. She’ll Call the dogs by name, tell the cockatoo to shut up, etc.

      • Amy

        10/08/2017 at 10:29 am

        Yes, extremely smart and self-aware.

      • KDKH

        10/08/2017 at 10:34 am

        Yes, I think they are self-aware.

  11. Tails Around the Ranch

    10/05/2017 at 4:22 pm

    Woo-hoo. We love seeing more Coloradoans. Greetings, beautiful Ruby!

    • KDKH

      10/05/2017 at 9:07 pm

      Greetings back atcha!

  12. 15andmeowing

    10/05/2017 at 10:35 pm

    Nice to meet you cutie.

    • KDKH

      10/06/2017 at 10:34 am

      Awe (*preening*} thanks!

  13. Nylabluesmum

    10/06/2017 at 1:27 pm

    Mee-you Ruby bird iss luvley to meet you! Yur so purrty an mee betss you can takj uppy a storm!
    iss a grate pleasure to meet you.
    Sinseerlee, Siddhartha henry a bird luvvin Burmese Kat =^,.^=

  14. Dennis the Vizsla

    10/08/2017 at 7:03 pm

    hello ruby its dennis the vizsla dog hay it is verry nice to meet yoo yoo luk like a nice bird espeshly sinse yoo tawk and do not sing like that skarry parakeet we yoozed to hav!!! hay my dada sez i shud ask if yoo wood like a cork nut i hav no ideea wot he is tawking abowt as yoozhual!!! ok bye

  15. angelswhisper2011

    10/09/2017 at 2:44 am

    Oh, Ruby, of course you are talking and not just babbling, it’s just them that can’t listen 😉 We loved to learned more about you. You are a special girl 🙂 Great interview again, Bacon 🙂 Double Pawkiss to the both of you 🙂 ❤ ❤

  16. dayphoto

    10/09/2017 at 5:37 pm

    What fun! I get to meet a bird!!! Bomer


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