Well that’s twice this week I have been in the right place at the right time.
Last week I was contacted by an older lady who asked if I could re-home her lesser sulfur crested cockatoo for her because she had to move out of state. I could tell that it’s not because she didn’t love him..she was crying during our entire conversation. We arranged for me to pick “Baby” up on Sunday. (Little did I know that another rescue had been contacted by someone else about baby.) So, I get there on Sunday…this poor lady is crying…holding baby and telling him how much she loves him. It wasn’t until that day that I learned the full story. As we were leaving…she said “When I get back in town after treatment, can I call to see what birds you have? I really want another bird.” I had no idea that she was going out of town for treatment – she is going to Wisconsin to be with her daughter during chemo. I asked her how long she would be gone and she said “if things go well…3-4 months) So I asked her if she wanted me to board Baby for her and she can get HIM back when she comes back. She told me she couldn’t afford that..that’s why she was giving him up for adoption…well let’s just say I have a temporary resident for the next 3-4 months. I don’t believe in kicking someone when they are down. Baby will stay here at the rescue (free of charge) until she comes home. She needs to concentrate on getting well and who knows..maybe Baby will be that extra incentive that she needs to fight.
Had the other rescue (although one that I love and I know would have place baby in an awesome home) have gotten there before I did…she may not have felt comfortable opening up to them. Baby is adjusting well. We will send videos and pictures to “mom” every chance we get.
And then today on my way home…I stopped at the grocery store for a few things. As I walked into the outside doors…I noticed that one of the workers was blocking and closing the inside doors and a customer was looking around franticly. It seems that two small finches had gotten between the doors in the cart area…not a small area. Me being me…I whipped out my Super Rescue cape and tied it around my shoulder…taking over like a military sergeant (they must have thought I was nuts)…in the end…they birds were out within 5 minutes of me walking through the doors. And just like any other super hero..I walked away when no one was looking!
It just goes to show…everything happens for a reason. We shouldn’t take anything in life for granted. If it’s meant to be…it’s meant to be. In the end…everything works out the way it’s supposed to.
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