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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

My New Feathered Friends Thank You!

Ladies and Gentlemen (just in case there are gentlemen lurking out there),

I'm happy to present:

?????????? and ??????????

Well, hang on a second.

Before I tell you their names, let's talk about all the amazing ideas you folks sent me! I was blown away! I mean, I knew you were a creative bunch, but I had no idea.

We had a tough time choosing, let me tell you. Here are a few honorable mentions:

Azcason came up with Pantouffe and Rouxe, from my one of my very favorite books: Chocolat.

Castor and Pullox were a great idea, which led us to also consider Clytemnestra and Agamemnon or Illiad and Oddessy. Thanks
Kathleen for your suggestion!

Kari, we loved Merry and Pippin, and Artoo and Threepio!

Carrie, Thing 1 and Thing 2 was a hoot!

Michelle, I was particularly taken with Darcey and Bingley, while Inigo and Fezzik were a big hit, too!

With so many great ideas, we ended up discussing our choices for several days.

Until, we all came to an agreement.

The perfect names for these two parrots are:

Hook and Smee!

Congratulations, Michelle! You are the winner of this seasonal bird-cutie!

So, be sure to send me your mailing address, and I'll get her on her merry way to your house!

That was so much fun, I think I'll have to come up with another contest in a few weeks.


justabeachkat said...

Awwwww...love the new names! Perfect! The photos are so cute!! Congrats to the winner!


Barb @ A Chelsea Morning said...

The names you chose are great. But I have to tell you, Artoo and Threepio made me laugh out loud.

Beautiful birds!

childlife said...

Yay! They are soooo doggone cute : )
(Hook and Smee was my top pick too!)

I promise to give a good home to your adorable little crow friend and will do my best to have my doorway adorned in proper autumn attire (...want to keep him in the manner to which he has become accustomed, doncha know?).

Thanks TaunaLen, that was too much fun!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Do they answer to their new names yet? I hope Hook doesn't become self concious of his disability!

carrie said...

Ohhh that's PERFECT!!! I love it!!! And I'm glad you liked Thing 1 and Thing 2...

Kari said...

What? No Artoo and Threepio? I can see that you, your children and I must have a pow-wow soon regarding how to choose the best names for pets. Sure, Hook and Smee are cute, blah, blah, blah...but they ain't no Artoo and Threepio, that's for sure. I shall get over my snit, however, just give me a moment.

MMMMmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. MMMMmmmmmmmmmmm. (Hush, I'm meditating). MMMmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

Okay, I'm marginally better now. Congratulations to Michelle - they really are great names! Not near as iconic as Artoo and Threepio, but still...(I know, I know. I just can't be nice about it. I'm TRYING. Really! BAD KARI, BAD BAD KARI). :)

Bev said...

Very cute, glad you didn't go with my suggestions. These are much better.

Kathleen aka Coffee Mom said...

Great names!! Very fitting :-)

Kari said...

Just to show there's no hard feelings for not choosing those wonderful names, Artoo and Threepio, I've passed on an award to you. It's posted on my blog. (I shall blame your children for not choosing the names I picked. How's that? JUST KIDDING, I MEAN IT!). lol

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Susie Q said...

How sweet are these two...and I lpove their new names! They look rather proud of them too.

I love all the names your buddies sent in too...what fun!


Donetta said...

Look at you thriving ! Grate birds. I love to see you posting.

susan said...

Those are great names! You had so many wonderful ones to chose from.

childlife said...

Kari - You are HILARIOUS! : ) I have named our two previously nameless fish Artoo and Threepio in your honor : )

Michelle @ In The Life of a Child

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