Thursday, October 20, 2011

Over the Bridges and ......

Yesterday we still had clouds and wind hanging around.  I was loving the cool temperatures.  We had to make a trip over the causeway to Lowe's, so we made it into an opportunity to eat
at Miller's Ale House.

This was a beautiful stuffed lobster, but it had already started to disappear by the time I got the camera focused. :) 

My shrimp were yummy!  Have I mentioned
how much I love this place?

Today we went on another outing, this time it included our Umbrella Cockatoo, Lexus.  He had an appointment with his Avian Vet.  He was enjoying the ride over, except seeing the big pelicans flying along beside the car.

It was a beautiful day!

Our friends call this Lexi's Pope Mobile. :)
He was getting a good view from the
highest bridge.

It was a pleasant ride over and we hoped the afternoon would continue to be pleasant.  We were a little apprehensive about that.

Uh, I didn't think this would be a
good entrance to use....

But, was this one going to be better???

I'm sure his feelings must have been a little hurt, since there was no bird entrance.  But to add insult to injury, there was nothing but doggie stuff in the waiting area, along with a real doggie that was very nice and friendly.


We quickly went in to an exam room and once again, there was only doggie things in the room. :(  I think he was really getting worried by that time.  He seemed more confident after he saw the same doctor that he liked, when he had seen him once before, on the island.

He wrapped a towel around him with only his head sticking out, which he thought was ok.  Kind of nice and cozy.

But then, everything seemed to go bad....
he had to give them all kinds of specimens, which were really not that pleasant.  But he was still very good.  He did let out a yell or two to let them know he thought they had enough.  After that was over, he got to go back to his Dad to get comforted for a while.  He kept whispering over and over, "Lexi it's ok, it's ok, it's ok, Lexi it's ok!"  That almost made me cry.  :(  Then he had to get back in the towel again to have a blood sample drawn.  This time he did have to resort to jumping off the table once, just to let them know this would be the last thing!

He was keeping an eye out for more trouble!

After all that, he found out he was a very healthy bird, except for a tiny bit of yeast infection. 

As he left, he was quite proud that he had left them a few souvenirs. far as he's concerned, the dogs can keep this darn place to themselves. :)

Then he got to go to Tony Sacco's to hang out, while his keepers had some pizza at a table outside.

He was happy to sit there and say 'Hello' to everyone who walked past.

The ride back to the island was nice!

Before it was dark tonight, I decided I am COLD!
I had to get out long pants and long sleeved shirt.


George said...

I'm glad Lexus got a good report from the vet after all that aggravation.

NanaDiana said...

Well, that was quite an adventure taking Lexus to the petvet! Lordy...kind of scary for him too, I bet. Glad all is well with him~

The sky shots are as beautiful as always! xo Diana

Heaven's Walk said...

lol! Poor little Lexi! I can only imagine what that poor little guy was thinking, Tootie! But so glad that he's healthy and happy now! :)

xoxo laurie

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Loved the story today. Lexi is a really pretty bird.

Gayle said...

So glad the visit went okay. Poor thing must have been scared. Hopefully it will be awhile before the next check-up.