Saturday, December 19, 2009

Ba Ba Ba Bennie and the Jet

This is Bennie..... I bought him for hubby for Christmas!
He had a parakeet for about 10 years that he had trained and was very people friendly.....Kiwi would sit on hubbys' shoulder all day and sing in his ear!
He really had a hard time when Kiwi passed this summer!
So daughter and I decided it was time to get hubby another parakeet!
Bennie is very unique....
grey upper body with purple under body! Not your average parakeet
you know sky blue or green & yellow!

So now you are wondering where the bunny comes in!
Well let me tell you!

Yesterday my daughter and I went to the pet shop to pick out the PERFECT parakeet....
While I am at the register paying...
the gal asked "would you like a free bunny or gerbil?"
I am thinking that is a strange question so I ask "why do you ask"
She said someone had bought them in and asked us to find them a good home"

I asked to see the bunny and knelt down next to his cage and it was love at first sight!
He licked my fingers and gave me that take TAKE ME home with you look!
My heart melted! Just then my daughter walked up as I have tears in my eyes....I told her the story and she asked me a bunch of questions to make sure I really wanted another pet.....
She is such a mom! LOL
She also reminded me that hubby would not be happy about this!
You see he loves animals but believes they belong outside!
I decided I could not walk away from this precious face and we took him with us!
How did they get their names you ask?
Well we are driving home and the song Bennie and the Jets by Elton John comes on the radio and Bennie starts chirping and shakin the box...we both look at each other like what got into him!
"I said I think he likes this song....lets name him Bennie!"
Sam {daughter} loves it
{at our old church she had a little old man friend named Bennie and Sam really loved Bennie and Bennies eyes lite up when he saw Sam}
So Bennie is both perfect and sentimental!
Then I said "lets name bunny Jet."
Sam said "mom that is perfect I love it!"
It was a mother daughter moment that I had to preserve!
{at first I named bunny freckles}
Hubby was half asleep when we got home so it was easy to bring Jet into the house.
This morning he suggested we build a cage in the chicken coop for Jet and I suggested we try leaving him in the house to bond with the cats and make sure he is litter box trained first!
He is not thrilled and I am glad he did not get as mad as I expected!

He is so perfect.... he is just hopping around the house sniffing everything!
His favorite place to lay is under the christmas tree in the kitchen!
{the cats are not too sure of this new creature}

Merry Christmas
Hugz,
Dolly

17 comments:

Marilyn said...

Cool!! I can't imagine my Boyz accepting any other fur-baby!!
Good Luck!!
Merry Christmas!
Marilyn
xxoo

Julie Harward said...

PERFECT NAMES! I HAVE TWO PARAKEETS.."POPPY AND PAISLEY"..LOVE THEM. I'VE ALWAYS WANTED A BUNNY BUT ARE THEY HARD TO HOUSE TRAIN? A FRIEND SAID TO HAVE A BOX FOR THEM WITH HAY IN IT AND PUT THEIR FOOD IN IT...THEY GO WHILE EATING I GUESS. GOOD LUCK! YOU HAVE SUCH A HEART..LOVE YA! Come say hi ;D

Sandy said...

I've never had a bunny but I "heard" they like to chew wires - so watch your electrical cords etc. What a nice story and what a lovely person you are to bring Jet and Bennie into your home.

Teacup Lane (Sandy)

Marydon Ford said...

Awwww! Cuties for sure! Love the names, & the story to go with them.

Merry Christmas ~
TTFN ~Marydon
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Dolly said...

Sandy ~ I had a mini lopp years ago that I litter box trained and she ran the house and I quickly learned they love to chew wires so yes we are taking those precautions!

Julie~ Bunnys go in the same spot so you give them a box and they will decide which corner they like and you reward them each time they go....just like a dog! Easy to train!!!!!!

But thankfully Jet has been running out of his cage all day and not popped on the floor once...he goes back to his cage and does his thing!
He is such a good boy!

Carmen C. said...

Bless you for saving the bunny! I have 2 house rabbits (they even have their own blog!) and they bring us lots of happiness and laughter:)

Carol said...

Aww Dolly, what a wonderful heartwarming story.What a special day with daughter. I'm sure hubby will warm up to Jet, I mean you gotta love a face like that. He is adorable, beautifully marked. Bennie is unique and must be a fan of Elton John. Good choice! lOL. Absolutely fabulous Christms gifts. You just saved those little babies' lives. A gift of a day from God I think. He knew you were the one.
Carol

vivian said...

aww!! how sweet. Ive always had parakeets or cockatiels and even had a good size parrot for awhile and a love bird. I would love to get a little birdie now.. I wonder what frannie and figgy would think.. probably.. "mm lunch!"
love the bunny too. that would be great if he uses a little box. keep us posted on that.
enjoy your new family members!
hugs
vivian

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

what a super gifts with perfect names too! I love the bunny.. he looks handsome.. hehehehe..

have a good weekend

Obe's said...

Cute Cute Cute !!!
Love the new pets !!
My sister in law has a bunny he loves bananas !She has had her for 6 years !
Have a great weekend
Diane

Diane said...

Well that should be fun having a bunny for a pet. They sure are cute and I love the names. Happy Holidays, Hugs, Diane

Jacqueline said...

Love the song, love that bunny and bird. What a team they will be and what joy to be experienced!
Watch out for the household cords, bunnies love cords..you may be living in the dark, with no t.v. or phone!
Have a happy Christmas with those you love-
Jacqueline (The Girl with the Curl)

PattieJ said...

Cute story! They are both cutie pies! What a good Christmas they are having in their new home.

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh Dolly!!! Jet is sooo cute! I love him! I am so glad you took him home to be loved and cared for, that just warms my heart! And Bennie is beautiful! I love his coloring :) Congratulations on two new adorable members of the family!
Hugs,
Amy

GWENDOLYN said...

How nice you have a few new members for your family for Christmas.Love how they got their names. Maybe you can teach Bennie how to sing it. :)
Blessings!
Gwen

Lallee said...

Oh, Bennie is SO pretty and Jet is SO cute!!!! I hope Bennie becomes hubby's new BF. Please share more photos in the future. I know bunnies who have ruled over the cats. LOL
Hugs,
Lallee

jenny holiday said...

Oh my gooodnesssss!!!!! Tooo adorable!! LOVE the story! I have been dreaming of owning a Budgie for YEARS!!...a parakeet much like Bennie. My sister even bought me the cage, books, toys, food, etc for my bday 5 yrs ago...I still have to talk Aaron into the actual bird!! (He cannot handle loss of pets, so it is so hard to convince him to adopt a new family member)

And bunnnnies are a FAVE!! I WISH I had a bunny!! I talk about them alllll day!! lol ...(not kidding)

Why can't you live next door? ;)

Well, I look forward to hearing about your new family members...and what the cats think..haha!

Have FUN with them!! ..more pics please!!! :)

XOXO Jenny