One Dog and Two Birds

Bringing more joy to our lives

Belly up for a rub January 29, 2008

Filed under: AMY,Dogs,Pets,Tricks,Video — Bala @ 12:22 am

Here is another short clip of Amy, doing a belly-up on command. She loves her belly rubbed like any other doggie. The treat is a bonus 🙂


Favorite Toy January 27, 2008

Filed under: AMY,Dogs,Pets,Toys — Bala @ 8:22 pm
Amy has only one stuffed toy now with squeakers – and obviously it is her most favorite toy.
She walks around the house carrying it wherever she goes, and wants us to play with it anytime we sit on the couch.
She even has to have it while she lies down for a nap. I wonder how long it is gonna last 🙂

Peanut Frenzy January 25, 2008

Filed under: Food,Jenday Conure,Nanday Conure,NIKKO,PEPPER,Pets,Toys — Bala @ 11:28 pm

Nikko and Pepper love peanuts. Equivalent to Amy’s Kong, we have a peanut holder for the birdies, that stimulates them and they play around with it to get to the yummy nuts. Pepper usually tries to reach and grab with her beak, and uses one of her legs to hold it steady, while she works her way through.

Nikko gets really excited when he sees peanuts even before I get to put them in the toy. He runs around the cage, trying different ways to get to them. His best shot on it is by hanging upside down. I will go for anything that keeps him busy.

Got it!

New Trick January 22, 2008

Filed under: AMY,Dogs,Pets,Tricks,Video — Bala @ 12:31 am

Amy has now learnt yet another new trick!!! She can now scratch her nose on command. It took all of 15 minutes for her to learn it. I used a sticky tape on her nose, the first few tries and then even if I acted like I was gonna put the tape on her nose, she was doing this. We are so proud of our baby girl. Take a look at this 5 second video.


Love the Kong! January 20, 2008

Filed under: AMY,Dogs,Pets,Toys — Bala @ 4:51 pm

If we have to give credit to one thing that Amy has, that is absolutely awesome, thats the Kong! She loves it, no matter what it is filled with. We get the usual Kong stuffer for it, but also go for peanut butter or yogurt+peanut butter, as is, or frozen.

Amy knows the Kong by name and brings it to us when we either pull out the stuffer or ask for it. It is something more fun for her to do, when she is not walking around with a ball or a toy in her mouth.

The Kong is also a wonderful distraction that no other toy can create when we are leaving the house. Amy doesn’t care much when we leave for work, but if it is for anything else, she would want to go with us. And usually we take her wherever we go. However, with the temperatures below zero these days, leaving her home with the Kong is good for all of us.


New toys January 19, 2008

Filed under: AMY,Dogs,Pets,Toys — Bala @ 8:51 pm

Amy got two more new toys today – a red Elmo and a pink Cow. She was just so excited to get new toys, like she doesn’t have enough of them. Now, we can’t fit any more toys in her basket. These two toys are human toys and don’t have a squeaky in them. Amy doesn’t pull apart toys that don’t have the squeaker in them. Long living toys 🙂


Spa time January 17, 2008

Filed under: AMY,Dogs,Pets — Bala @ 3:46 pm

When we were in Montgomery, Alabama, our friends got Amy a nice grooming kit, with fragrant shampoo, soap and spray. They are her favorite now and after seeing our friend Spencer in his Frog robe, Amy wanted pictures of her after a bath. She wanted to show off her beach towel! At least she has not asked for a new froggy robe, yet 🙂

Lounging after the shower
Can I become a model for beach towel ads?