Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Pretty Parrot or Cute Cat?

Before B and I decided to get a pet cat to begin our just-married adventure together, we talked about getting a fish. We wanted a pet we could both share like a lovely pair of goldfish. Fish seemed a tad too common however. Besides, what else can fish do besides swim and look pretty in the water?

So we thought of birds next. It would be cool to have a parrot especially since they're known for their ability to "talk" by imitating human voices. We would have a lot of fun with a talking parrot and I know many pet stores actually sell these clever birds. Thanks to their sociable and affectionate nature, intelligence, bright colours and ability to imitate human voices, parrots make really popular pets.

Did you know that the domesticated Budgerigar, which is a small parrot, is the most popular of all pet bird species? See how pretty?

What's more, the types of parrot cages available nowadays almost convinced me to run out and immediately get a parrot! Check out this Liberta Two Tier Large Parrot Cage for instance. If I was a pet parrot, this is where I want to live. It's spacious, complete with a Playtop, 3 stainless steel feeding cups in the cage and has 3 swing-out feeding doors. There is also a seed catcher which makes for easy cleaning. tepuktangan
Anyway, we were set on getting a bird as our first pet together but then B told me something, which changed our minds. He mentioned that he's always wanted a cat. As a boy he was not allowed to have a cat at home, so unlike me who already had so many cats previously, he was totally enticed and curious to start feeling and acting like a cat owner, which I thought was adorable! Smiley

And that's how we ended up with three cute cats as our pets. The parrot was a great idea but it wasn't that practical for condo-living couples like us. Plus cats are more affectionate, adorable, self-cleaning, fluffy and they do make wonderful companions. Thank goodness we found Chubbs, Benji and that order! Smiley

Bring me home Master!

-FC Scoreboard points for my first THREE commenters-



LadyJava,  February 17, 2010 at 5:48 PM  

heheh lucky tak kluar lagi.. it was raining just now and since we will have Awan with us, we decided to wait a while..

LadyJava,  February 17, 2010 at 5:50 PM  

Oh so glad you opted for cats instead of fish or birds GP.. I cant relate to both.. hehe.. though A got a bird before we got married already..hehe

LadyJava,  February 17, 2010 at 5:50 PM  

ok. off i go.. rain stopped. see you later.. hugs!

Shemah,  February 17, 2010 at 5:50 PM  

Awwww.. such a cute "just married" story!! :) Little did you know you'll be having a blog for your three adorable fluffy meows too!! :* :*

Mariuca,  February 17, 2010 at 6:19 PM  

:* :* :* LJ Meow 1!

Mariuca,  February 17, 2010 at 6:19 PM  

Shemah Meow 2! :* :*

Mariuca,  February 17, 2010 at 6:19 PM  

ha ha me too opt for cute cat, meow meow! :* :*

Mariuca,  February 17, 2010 at 6:19 PM  

Yeah raining here too dearie, so postpone my kopi tiam plan! =-X =-X =-X

Mariuca,  February 17, 2010 at 6:20 PM  

I had fish before, birds oso and cats... oh chicken oso heheheh! But yup, cats are da best!! So nice to play with and so manja... purrr..... :* :* :* :*

Mariuca,  February 17, 2010 at 6:20 PM  

See you later LJ! I didn moderasi comments here tho.... *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW*

Mariuca,  February 17, 2010 at 6:21 PM  

I know Shemah, that is indeed amazing.. years later got cat blog so unsangkarable, very cool indeed, thanks sweetie! :* :* :*

Marg,  February 17, 2010 at 8:36 PM  

We are so glad you decided on the cats. The birds are great but cats are even better. And that is one cute picture of that kitten. Have a wonderful day

claire,  February 17, 2010 at 8:49 PM  

hello..coming by via tekkaus's blog. so u love kittens... as for me, i love puppies and dogs...

David Funk,  February 17, 2010 at 9:52 PM  

Hi Mariuca! :* :* :*

All your cat pics are so cute and adorable!

Great story of how you two decided on cats as your pet of choice!

gagay,  February 17, 2010 at 9:54 PM  

:'( :'( :'( :'(

gagay,  February 17, 2010 at 9:57 PM  

i missed the chop GP! >:o >:o >:o

gagay,  February 17, 2010 at 10:17 PM  

i miss Pheebs!!!

gagay,  February 17, 2010 at 10:18 PM  

i still go for cat!!! :-P

gagay,  February 17, 2010 at 10:18 PM  

i cant hug parrots..LOL!

gagay,  February 17, 2010 at 10:18 PM  

huggsy Pheebs!!! ;) ;) ;) ;),  February 17, 2010 at 10:45 PM  

You can parakeets keeping with cats
We had always two parakeets at home and Kareltje was always very sweet !!!!

Mariuca,  February 17, 2010 at 10:58 PM  

Yay Marg u are Meow 3! :* :* :*

Mariuca,  February 17, 2010 at 10:59 PM  

Thanks for da chop meows, happy Wednesday to all! :* :* :*

Mariuca,  February 17, 2010 at 11:15 PM  

Hey Marg, that's Phoebe in the picture, isn't she a darling? She was so tiny when we brought her home but still so fluffy he he, thanks dear. We too are happy with our cat choice, meow! :* :* :*

Mariuca,  February 17, 2010 at 11:18 PM  

Hi Claire, thanks and welcome to Meow Diaries! So glad Tekkaus sent u my way lol but I don see ur URL here, maybe u can leave it here next time so I can return your visit. Anyway what kinda dogs do u have? I like the fluffy ones woof! :* :* :* :*

Mariuca,  February 17, 2010 at 11:19 PM  

Thanks David! I love my meows especially when they pose so cute like Phoebe in dis pic, meow! Yay for enjoying my story, have a good one! :* :* :*

Mariuca,  February 17, 2010 at 11:21 PM  

:'( :'( :'( :'( GG!

Mariuca,  February 17, 2010 at 11:24 PM  

You missed it GG, pheebs waiting for u just now lol! =-O =-O

Mariuca,  February 17, 2010 at 11:25 PM  

meow meow Tita GG! :* :* :*

Mariuca,  February 17, 2010 at 11:26 PM  

Yay! But cat or dog for u GG??? *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW*

Mariuca,  February 17, 2010 at 11:28 PM  

He he but parrots can talk! *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW*

Mariuca,  February 17, 2010 at 11:29 PM  

Hugsy for u too Tita GG, thanks for coming to see me today, meow! :-D :-D :-D

Mariuca,  February 17, 2010 at 11:33 PM  

Hi Anya! Oh you have a mini zoo at home! Your cat and the birds get along just fine eh? My cats love to see birds when they're perched on my balcony..sometimes I am afraid they will jump after the birds, but so far they just love to stare and meow at the birds. Thanks for sharing sweetie, meow! :* :* :*

Lil,  February 18, 2010 at 5:43 AM  

Nice pic of one of your cute cats. Glad you guys opted for cats insted. But the blue parrot look adorable. Actually, I love seeing birds too.

Sorry I did not sooner. Last night I fell asleep with my LT on, trying and trying to drop EC but he line was poor, wasted too much time trying to drop EC, line extremelly slow .... was to fed up till tertidor!!! Even this morning struggling to get through !!!

Also, I received a bad news regarding my singaporen niece who suffered from breast cancer since last year.I terjaga with a call informing me that Mahani passed away at 5.30 a.m. Wednesday morning. Memang recently after fighting hard against this deadly cancer it seems the deadly cancer attacked her skin. After that her Dr. told their family that she only got another 3 (three weeks} to live! Still very sad, by the way, she is also a friend at Facebook

Lets us sedekah "Fatihah" to her, she was only 32 years old, married with two little sons. Poor thing, don;t know how the husband cope with the situation Kita patut sukur yg we are fine and well. See you around ..............

:'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

Lil,  February 18, 2010 at 5:48 AM  

did not come sooner ...
was so fed up ..
told her family ..

Rizal,  February 18, 2010 at 12:40 PM  

Lil, sorry to hear such news.

Semoga ALLAH cucuri rahmat ke atas rohnya. "Al-Fatihah.."

Rizal,  February 18, 2010 at 12:41 PM  

Moomy notty yer Phoebe, angkat phoebe kat dalam kotak lepas tuu ambil gambar phoebe muka tengah comel, lepas tuu Mommy buat entri dalam blog. :-D

Rizal,  February 18, 2010 at 12:42 PM  

Cute betul muka phoebe, rasa nak gosok2 je hidung dia yang pesek. Lagi cute nampak tak bersalah muka dia. Ehh phoebe macam juling air sket, tapi tuu yang cute nampak innocent :)

Mariuca,  February 18, 2010 at 3:05 PM  

Hi Lil! yeah parrots are pretty to see and admire kan but like GG said, we cannot hug parrots ha ha! I oso fell asleep awal yest Lil cause so sleepy and I didn finish my EC round for MPG. Lucky woke up early today so managed to drop! :* :* :* :*

Mariuca,  February 18, 2010 at 3:07 PM  

Al-fatihah. Pls accept my sincere condolences to you and your family Lily, I know u've been worried about ur niece and I am sad that she had to leave at such a young age. Mmg kesian the kids, I oso cannot imagine how the husband is coping....take care Lil, u balik Singapore tak? :'( :'(

Mariuca,  February 18, 2010 at 3:07 PM  

Hahahhahahah Rizal!!!!! Ni first day bawak balik Phoebe sebab tu dia dalam kotak hahahah so cute kan? :* :* :* :* :* :*

Mariuca,  February 18, 2010 at 3:08 PM  

Tell me abt it Rizal, tu yg tak tahan terus kena bawak balik rumah, dgn muka penyek mcm alien and yes... dia juling sikit and gigi pun terkeluar sikit but we love her of coz and she is still oh so cute, geram tau dengan Phoebe!!! :* :* :* :* :*

LadyJava,  February 19, 2010 at 2:10 AM  

Oh I’m so sorry to hear of Mahani Lil

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