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Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Ollie’s Love Of Laundry

By Laura Doering, Editor of BIRD TALK and BirdChannel.com
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Ollie, a nanday conure, is fascinated with laundry
Ollie, a nanday conure, watching the laundry as it goes around in the machine.

I wish I had my conure Ollie’s enthusiasm for doing laundry. It’s not so much that I hate loading the washing machine, it’s that I hate removing clothes from the dryer. Folding is not my forte. I feel guilty whenever I venture into a store like the Gap and pick up a perfectly folded shirt … when I try to refold it to put it back, it looks like a toddler manhandled it.

If Ollie were human, he would be a folding machine. I can’t walk by with a load of laundry without him landing on my shoulder for a better look. He sways and coos over laundry as if it were the best thing on earth. His ideal of the greatest day ever would be sitting on top of a big pile of laundry and rubbing his face against it or picking up smaller items, like socks, to test their dexterity. A close second to the laundry pile is watching the clothes go into the washing machine. I have to be watchful though because, as the picture shows, he likes to perch right on the edge. You would think he was a tourist admiring Niagara Falls.

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My B&G Macaw also loves laundry. I let her rub and purr (bird version of course)in a basket of t-shirts until I discovered small holes in the shirts. Now She has her own little pile of laundry to go through, comprised of lone socks and old clean underwear. She will do this longer than she plays with any of her toys.
Karen, Bel Air, MD
Posted: 7/7/2008 8:28:33 AM
so cute!
stephanie, no smithfield, RI
Posted: 6/15/2008 6:08:38 AM
How cute!
R, S, CA
Posted: 5/28/2008 12:17:48 PM
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