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By: Equipoize , 5:31 AM GMT on April 14, 2011
Today, I was just blown away. Not figuratively - LITERALLY!!! We had winds at 35 mph with gusts over the advisory level.
I tried to be good and go work horses, and I actually managed to teach one lesson. But the most significant thing that happened today was that someone's pet cockatiel blew in, and managed to grab hold of our pine tree! There he sat, swinging on the branch - chirping out his version of FREE BIRD!
Well, his little life would be in jeapordy if he stayed out, so I managed to coax him to a lower branch by setting out a cage with food in it. When he came in reach, I tried offering a finger to step onto. Nope, he wasn't having any part of it. So, I waited until he was in reach again, and I just GRABBED him. He said thanks by biting me! But I got him into the cage anyway, and unless by some miracle I figure out who his owner was, I now am a bird owner
We named him Lynyrd Skynard after the group that sang Free Bird. He is in slightly cramped quarters for now - in my emergency cage for baby sparrows that fall from the nests. Tomorrow, we go shopping for better housing for Lenny.
He isn't a free bird any more - neither in terms of being out in the wind, NOR in terms of cost. Nothing is free - the moment you accept responsibility for it, you have to take care of it - and that always costs something. I guess God decided we needed a bird - OR maybe that the bird needed us. Who am I to question that.
But life is always good at www.SweetwaterRanchAV.com and I guess Lenny wanted a part of the action!
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