The Eagle and my mom saw a commercial for Perfect Polly...a fake parrot that makes real bird noises! You don't have to worry about the mess of a real bird but can get their beautiful songs anyway! It's lifelike, too, what with a twitching tail and rotating head!
Two words: Billy Bass
I LOVED my Billy Bass! DDs gave it to me for Mother's day one year (the way LDH told the story was that they saw it and just had
to get it for me . . . I'm really undecided as to how much influence LDH had on them, though
And it certainly was not useless! It gave me a lot of joy!
Especially with the motion detector. I set it up in my guest bathroom whenever we had big parties . . . talk about surprise-the-guests-fun!
(yeah, I know I have a weird streak in me.)