Sunday, June 30, 2013

Perfect Polly for a pet. Really?

I just saw this commercial on the television. It caught my attention as the television was on in the background as I was working on my novel. I guess that's a plus for those marketing the Perfect Polly.

Really? This looks and moves and acts like a real parakeet. You'll hold it on your finger, pet it with the back of a finger, and smile in joy and amazement? All for 2 for $14.95 + S&H.

Compared to this?

Right. I had a parakeet when I was a kid (named Tommy). He never talked or was they type to hang out on my finger (I was probably 5 or 6 when I first got him). My job was to check on his food and water and make sure the cover went over his cage before I went to bed. Later, I fed and watered him, and changed his tray. (What will folks do with parakeets and no newspapers?). I also pondered what the most interesting position of his sticks across the cage would be.

If my mom and dad would've said, Here, have a Perfect Polly instead," I would've been severely disappointed.

Okay, back to novel writing.


  1. Now, when was the last time you thought of Tommy? Bet that memory put a smile on your face. Nice little commercial break.

    1. Come to think of it, it was probably spelled Tommie. Anyway on occasion I think about him. He was blue, not green, however.