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Susan
28-Feb-2012, 04:05
Poor little Beaker got tased, accidentally, of course. It's been very
dry here, and John didn't realize he'd built up some static
electricity. He brought Beaker her food, set it down on her patio, and
then reached out to bring her down from the top of the outside of her
cage, and she started to step up onto his finger and ZAP!

The poor little thing squawked and flew around and hopped around for a
minute or so, actually shaking her foot out like you might see in a
comic. And now she won't let him touch her. No surprise there.

He felt so terrible about it. It will be interesting to see how long
she stays mad at him. : )

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Danita Zanre
28-Feb-2012, 04:41
"Susan" <ncc.mod@gmail.com> wrote:
> Poor little Beaker got tased, accidentally, of course. It's been very
> dry here, and John didn't realize he'd built up some static
> electricity. He brought Beaker her food, set it down on her patio, and
> then reached out to bring her down from the top of the outside of her
> cage, and she started to step up onto his finger and ZAP!
>
> The poor little thing squawked and flew around and hopped around for a
> minute or so, actually shaking her foot out like you might see in a
> comic. And now she won't let him touch her. No surprise there.
>
> He felt so terrible about it. It will be interesting to see how long
> she stays mad at him. : )

poor thing!

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Simon Flood
28-Feb-2012, 12:54
On 28/02/2012 03:05, Susan wrote:

> Poor little Beaker got tased, accidentally, of course. It's been very
> dry here, and John didn't realize he'd built up some static
> electricity. He brought Beaker her food, set it down on her patio, and
> then reached out to bring her down from the top of the outside of her
> cage, and she started to step up onto his finger and ZAP!
>
> The poor little thing squawked and flew around and hopped around for a
> minute or so, actually shaking her foot out like you might see in a
> comic. And now she won't let him touch her. No surprise there.
>
> He felt so terrible about it. It will be interesting to see how long
> she stays mad at him. : )

What a shocking tale! ;-)
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Susan
28-Feb-2012, 19:41
<G>

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Susan
28-Feb-2012, 19:41
Danita:

Yes. There was no damage that we can tell, but she's definitely wary of
John, now. : )

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Barry Schnur
28-Feb-2012, 22:34
We still have carpet in a couple of rooms -- it is very dry here so our
cats have learned to be cautious about touching their noses to our
hands....



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DZanre
29-Feb-2012, 15:05
"Susan" wrote:

> Yes. There was no damage that we can tell, but she's definitely wary of John,
> now. : )

I can imagine! It's actually quite funny (unless you're the bird I guess -
heehee).

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Paullamontagne
29-Feb-2012, 17:40
Had this vision of a cartoon, Daffy Duck when blows up in his face ..a
featherless bird..made me chuckle..

>>>
> Poor little Beaker got tased, accidentally, of course. It's been very
> dry here, and John didn't realize he'd built up some static
> electricity. He brought Beaker her food, set it down on her patio, and
> then reached out to bring her down from the top of the outside of her
> cage, and she started to step up onto his finger and ZAP!
>
> The poor little thing squawked and flew around and hopped around for a
> minute or so, actually shaking her foot out like you might see in a
> comic. And now she won't let him touch her. No surprise there.
>
> He felt so terrible about it. It will be interesting to see how long
> she stays mad at him. : )


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Susan
01-Mar-2012, 05:58
Yes, that would be a surprise! : )

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Susan
01-Mar-2012, 05:58
Danita:

It was funny watching her shake her little leg and hop around. She was
also very vocal about her dismay. <G>

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Susan
01-Mar-2012, 05:58
Paul:

Thankfully, her feathers remained in place. : )

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Bob Crandell
01-Mar-2012, 16:34
On Tue, 28 Feb 2012 03:05:05 +0000, Susan wrote:

> Poor little Beaker got tased, accidentally, of course. It's been very
> dry here, and John didn't realize he'd built up some static electricity.
> He brought Beaker her food, set it down on her patio, and then reached
> out to bring her down from the top of the outside of her cage, and she
> started to step up onto his finger and ZAP!
>
> The poor little thing squawked and flew around and hopped around for a
> minute or so, actually shaking her foot out like you might see in a
> comic. And now she won't let him touch her. No surprise there.
>
> He felt so terrible about it. It will be interesting to see how long she
> stays mad at him. : )

Without my glasses, the Subject is John tasted the bird!

DZanre
01-Mar-2012, 17:06
"Susan" wrote:

> She was also very vocal about her dismay. <G>

As they generally are!

The latest bird antics at our house involve Weegie imitating the puppy (who is
here one day a week now to play in the yard). Weegie does a perfect "whimpering
puppy".

Last week it really was hilarious, because I was saying "Rufus, come!", and
Weegie countered with "Rufus, sit!". The pup just stood in the middle of the
room looking up at me in bewilderment.

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DZanre
01-Mar-2012, 17:07
Bob Crandell wrote:

> Without my glasses, the Subject is John tasted the bird!

I will admit that was what I first read as well!

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Susan
01-Mar-2012, 22:22
Bob:

No, he's never tasted the bird, though he does accuse her frequently of
smelling like chicken. <G>

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Susan
02-Mar-2012, 06:17
Correction, he frequently accuses her of smelling LIKE a chicken. She
tried to take a bath in his water glass yesterday. : )

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Barry Schnur
03-Mar-2012, 06:21
Susan, you live in California, isn't bird shocking a felony there?



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Susan
03-Mar-2012, 14:24
I would not be surprised if it were. : )

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Bob Crandell
06-Mar-2012, 02:16
On Sat, 03 Mar 2012 13:24:13 +0000, Susan wrote:

> I would not be surprised if it were. : )

John's bird is shocking?

Susan
06-Mar-2012, 06:06
No, she's mostly petulant. We're thinking of getting her a pet budgie.
: )

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