SPYKE AND MIKE
Born To Ride Southeast Magazine|January 2021
“Woohoo, it’s 2021! Mike and I are both looking forward to 2020 being over, my BTR friends.
It’s that time of year for us to put up or shut up. Declare resolutions, make changes, be goal driven and pay bills on time. OR, just lay on the couch watching TV, accepting the New Year and the new Covid strain as both unfold before us.”

Mike breaks in, “That’s easy for you to say and do my feathered friend, Spyke. You’re Covid-proof, so what else do you have to worry about? Resolutions? You’re already the best bird out there. Okay, well maybe you can resolve not to poop down my back as much. Changes? You’re usually the nicest bird around. Well, maybe you could change and stop being mean to your friends who come to the Sanctuary and visit. Goals? You’ve been making everyone you meet very happy. Okay, maybe a good goal would be to ease up with your talons while standing on peoples’ arms forcing them to cringe. Bills? You’ve got none. But maybe you’d entertain your fans more so I don’t feel like I’m WTB (Working The Bird) for those Kodak moments and filling your peanut shaped tip jar.”

I cackle, “Well Mike, I’ll take all that to heart and work on them. Speaking of working on things, I’ve devised a jingle about what happens every year after you’ve overbought to your heart’s content and charged your credit cards past their limits. While still in the holiday spirit, I pecked it out to the tune of: Twas the Night before Christmas.

It was a month after Christmas and all through the house,

Every creature was hurting except for the mouse.

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