It’s dangerous to go alone

Photo: A small bird bathing in my sink.

By Dave Menendez
Monday, June 26, 2006, at 12:58 AM

My parents recently spent a fortnight in Istanbul, during which time I cared for their lovebird, Pip. They’re back now, and I have my apartment to myself again—a mixed blessing, as usual.

In a sense, part of Pip is still here. At least until I clean up all those feathers he shed.

Anyway, here’s a picture I took last week of Pip taking a shower in my kitchen sink. (The resolution is lousy because I took the picture with a camera phone.)