For my birthday, we went to Petsmart to buy two parakeets, one blue and one green. After a day or two of thinking, I came up with names for them. This year at DHMC, the Cultural Festival theme is ancient Greece, so the first thing that came to mind for the blue one was Poseidon, god of the sea. Once I had decided that, it was obvious what to name the green one: The Kraken. This way, whether he could actually understand me or not, I could tell Poseidon to “unleash The Kraken.” However, The Kraken soon earned his name as “The Chicken,” as he still isn’t that comfortable with me and shrinks away in fear when my hand enters the cage. On the other hand, Poseidon will step on my hand now when I offer him millet.