Monta’s Song

Monta likes singing when he’s happy and relaxed. He doing it right now, as he is crawling over my fingers while I’m trying to type this. He is intently staring at the screen when I play back the video.

As my friends know by now, only the males sing. One person described the java sparrow song as sounding like Star Trek phasers.

Mon was on Monta’s swing just now. I never saw that before. She’s getting adventurous in her old age.

 

Happy Labor Thanksgiving Day and… Mon’s 7th and Monta’s 6th Birthday!

You all know it’s a national holiday in Japan today – Labor Thanksgiving Day, which falls one day before the U.S. Thanksgiving Day this year.

But did you also know it’s Mon’s 7th and Monta’s 6th birthday?

Here are their official birthday portraits!

 

Mon actually cooperated and sat still for her photo

Mon actually cooperated and sat still for her photo

 

Mon still cooperating

Mon still cooperating

 

Mon looking regal

Mon looking regal

 

And here's Monta

And here’s Monta

 

One more of Monta

One more of Monta

 

Four of these photos are actually iPhone “live photos” so I turned the last one of Monta into a 10 second YouTube video. It’s the live photo repeating itself 3 times, but cute. There wasn’t much action in the other live photos.

 

Anyway, off to celebrate Mon and Monta’s birthday now!