Double Dip

George The Budgie dives in for a quick splash…then decides it’s twice as nice to go back a second time.

Video submish by Deb T.



  1. Alice Shortcake says:

    “But…that was my gin and tonic!”

  2. skippymom says:

    ha ha, I had a similar thought!

  3. skippymom says:

    George is the same coloration as my dear departed Jim.

  4. 260Oakley says:

    I believe that drink is called a Motweeto.

  5. 260Oakley says:

    Most people prefer it shaken, not bird.

  6. Completely adorable! 🙂

  7. skippymom says:


  8. I see they must have a similar rule at their house as we do: Do not drink out of any water left unattended, the cats have probably used it as a water dish.

    It’s gotten to the point that my 18mo old pointed to a cup of water I just got for h and asked, “Is this kittycat?” Which roughly translates to, “can I drink out of this or has a cat gotten to it already?” Fortunately, I just poured it, so I was able to tell him, “No, it’s still yours.”

  9. Eeek. Careful. Birds can actually drown in a glass of water!

  10. Theresa says:


  11. Theresa says:

    Speckled Jim?

  12. skippymom says:

    HI, THERESA!!!
    How are things in Brooklyn?

  13. skippymom says:


  14. Theresa says:

    Faster than a soaking wet bullet!

  15. Theresa says:

    I went to the All Star Game Fanfest today!

  16. Theresa says:

    PS It is stinking, stinking hot.

  17. skippymom says:

    Yeah, if I’m miserable in Massachusetts, I figure you must be half-dead down there.

  18. skippymom says:

    Oh crap, I haven’t been here enough lately. I just walked straight into the mod lounge without a moment’s hesitation. I hope there are gin and tonics.

  19. I have a dog that does the same thing. He will also drink left over coffee and soda so we have to be extra careful as they are not great for him, well that and a terrier on caffeine is extra hyper.

  20. Dusty was never particularly fond of her cat bowl. Oh, she’d drink out of it, but there was a kind of “I can’t believe I have to do such a demeaning thing” attitude to it. I have therefore recently given her Her Very Own (plastic…) Glass on my nightstand, and get to watch the cat-tongue action from my pillow.

    The most recent word is that all cats are either little physicists or hydraulic engineers. They don’t use the tongue to scoop water up; they just touch the tip of the tongue to the surface of the water and retract it quickly. The surface tension of the water causes a little stream of liquid to follow the tongue upward, and the cat then quickly closes its jaw to trap its drink.

  21. hahaha Loved it!!!!

  22. Errr…don’t drink that.