I wrote a message to Renae Mae Hojer under the guise of Dusty (the 'tiel).
Well, I received a *** email message in response to it. Maybe I didn't
make myself clear. Anyways the person requested a public apology to the
group for flaming her.
I did not mean this as a flame to Renae and I do apologize if that is how it
came across. If that is the case, tehn let me explain myself more.
Here was my post (in case some of you can't retrieve it)
>>I know that talking isn't supposed to be the basis on buying a bird, but
>>in this case it is.
>I hope you don't feel bad, here.
>You didn't really buy the bird to hear it talk, did you? Maybe that was
>one of the reasons that you decided on a bird as opposed to another pet,
>but my guess is that you wanted a companion of some sort and it was a
>big plus if the cute little sucker could also converse with you! :)
Note the smiley, please. Maybe I shouldn't have presumed to have known
why Renae bought a bird.
>You shouldn't feel "shallow" if a talking bird is a high priority with
>you. Actually, that's probably pretty common.
I met this as a little pat on the back to Renae because it appeared that
she felt guilty about wanting a bird to talk. I DID NOT MEAN THIS AS
A REPRIMAND. I'm sorry Renae!
Now this next part probably is where the "flame" concept came from.
If that is true, then I guess it is a flame. If Renae won't like her
bird because it doesn't talk, then it IS A FLAME.
BUT, I don't think this is the case with her.
>I think the problem is that if you feel disappointed in the bird
>if he/she doesn't talk, then the bird will realize that you don't
>like him/her so much anymore.
>I'm serious. The bird will sense your emotions.
>And the bird will feel bad.
>And the bird will lose his/her self-esteem.
>And the bird will bite you.
>And you will deserve it, then.
> keep talking to your birdie buddy.
>Someone else will have to help you with whether having another bird
>will stop your little one from talking. I'm just a single birdie and
>I really don't have any compelling reason to talk. Actually, most of
>the time I don't even have to tweet. My human and I communicate
>I still get petted every morning and night from my human, though.
>Take care, Renae
This person also suggested that I get professional help if I really am
sincere about being a bird. Well, I started doing this 'cause I thought
it would be funny. I got some email messages that indicated that some
people liked it, so I kept doing it.
Anyways, I wouldn't mind being a bird for real. :)
Think I'll pass on that professional help.