Conversations with my patients are usually one way affairs. “What a good boy” and “Now hold still for a second”, etc. This morning was different though.

I had a 21 year old Amazon parrot in for a post-adoption appointment. He was a chatterbox. He kept yelling “Cuss Word!” He likes it if you swear at him. I told him that was a sign of abnormal psychology and probably low self esteem. He didn’t care. He just wanted me to cuss. Cheeky bugger.