It was Monta’s 8th birthday today. He’s gotten quite old in bird years – somewhere in his 90s to be sure. He can really fly anymore (he can take leaps and then sort of flutter to the ground). He needs help getting from his favorite spot – his swing – to his food. But he still has a good appetite, and enjoys listening to the radio (“81.3 J-Wave….”) and had a good birthday today.
Please check out the videos below too!
A collage of Monta on his birthday.
A Happy Birthday video to start the morning.
Then a couple of cute, short videos of Monta snuggling.
Monta feasting on his birthday. Water, millet, fruits, and seeds. And healthy green vitamins. Who needs anything more?
Lots of errands around Tokyo today.
And take a look at HIbiya Park. The colors were beautiful.
And you see that mural in Shinbashi station? That has been here since I arrived more than 35 years ago. It’s nice to see some things unchanged.
I even visited the main police station at Kasumigaseki.
Monta can’t take baths by himself anymore, but he loves taking showers like these in the kitchen sink.