"Hey Mom, do you remember when you said that I could get a parakeet if I improved my grades by the end of the year? Remember that?" Oh geez...
A deal's a deal.
Welcome to the family little Jirico. (Not 'Jerico' but 'Jirico'. It's going to take me a while to get that right ;-> ) Our tiny zoo of a house now holds 2 cats, 1 huge chocolate lab and 1 blue parakeet.
St. Francis of Assisi, give me strength