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Cosmo, The Talkative Grey Parrot

IN THE March 25 ISSUE

FROM THE 2017 Articles,
andMysteryrat's Maze,
andPets
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by Betty Jean Craige


When I started writing my Witherston Murder Mystery series—Downstream, Fairfield’s Auction, and Dam Witherston—I could use two hands to type. Now I am proceeding more slowly, at least during daylight hours, because Cosmo, my very talkative African Grey Parrot, wants to cuddle on my lap. If I don’t keep caressing her with my left hand she reminds me: “Cosmo wanna cuddle.” So I have learned to type with my right hand.

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Rio: Movie Review

IN THE April 18 ISSUE

FROM THE 2011 Articles,
andBooks & Tales,
andLorie Lewis Ham
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by Lorie Lewis Ham



The animated movie Rio is about a rare blue Macaw named Blu who has been domesticated and lives quite happily in Minnesota with his human, bookstore owner Linda. Their life is turned upside down when a stranger named Tulio arrives from Brazil wanting to mate Blu with the only other remaining blue Macaw, named Jewel, to preserve the species. This means a trip to Rio for the pair and they aren’t sure what to think about it. After some convincing, Linda decides it’s their duty and off they go.

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