Conversation with a Flamingo:
Me: What are you doing up there?
Flamingo: I am getting ready to go for a swim. I know how to do a killer back flip. You should video it for my adoring fans.
Me: Um, no. Don’t you see the water is green?
Flamingo: Yes, exactly! I like green. Green is for grass and trees and flowers. Green is lovely and I thought that, if I swam in the lovely green water, I would turn green and everyone would think I was special. Besides, I really want to show off my back flip.
Me: I think you should wait until the spring at the very earliest. That water is really cold. It might be dangerous.
With a heavy sigh and droopy feathers, the flamingo gave up the quest to prove to the world that she did in fact have a killer back flip.
Flamingo: Wait! I could turn around and show you my back flip the other way.
I must have had a dreadful expression because she scrunched up the feathers around her beak, cocked her head just a bit and made a strange clicking sound.
Flamingo: Not a good idea is it?
I shook my head, relieved she saw reason. I hoped she wouldn’t do what the offspring have done and tried it just to prove me wrong. That never turns out well and I don’t think there are any flamingo veterinarians nearby.
Flamingo: Yeah, I will go looking for more ways to entertain the masses.
Tune in tomorrow to see what she does…. Flamingo February is going to be adventurous.