Two Fine Feathered Friends Find Love

Saturday, November 21, 2009

I came across a story on the web the other day and I am a true sucker for an inspiring love story especially when it involves animals. I hope you enjoy this romantic tale or should I say "tail" too?

It starts around eight years ago "when a wild Australian Sulphur Crested Cockatoo flew into a car and broke its wing.

The driver rescued the bird with the broken wing and took it to a veterinarian. Unfortunately the wing had to be amputated, so the motorist and their spouse decided to keep the bird fearing for it's safety. That meant they had to apply for a wildlife permit to keep the bird.

A bird with only one wing needed extra care to survive. A special cage was purchased to safeguard the bird from predators, but soon she was receiving visitors, and one in particular took an interest in her.

The Australian owners stated "One of the things that impressed us was how she would push lettuce leaves through the bars of the cage, offering food to visitors." This little lady may have lost a wing, but she had a lot of heart.

There was a lot of talking and grooming going on. The cockatoo takes pride in his appearance, particularly when he is courting, and he could be seen for hours sitting on her cage taking great pride in his preening.

Isn't he the handsome specimen?

Then he approached the front door. No father to get past, just this nasty tamper proof clasp.

But love found a way to unlatch that door and soon there were little ones. They both took turns sitting on the eggs until they hatched. The young suitor proved to be a wonderful and protective mate and father. I hope all my readers enjoy a little romance now and then. It's good for the soul.


SquirrelQueen November 23, 2009 at 6:18 AM  

What a wonderful story and so romantic. Love will always find a way.
Thanks for sharing this lovely tale.

Judy Sheldon-Walker November 23, 2009 at 7:03 AM  

Judy, thanks for the visit. I enjoyed sharing this love story.

Icy BC November 23, 2009 at 7:16 AM  

Beautiful love story, Judy! I'd like to find one, some day!

Journaling Woman November 23, 2009 at 1:40 PM  

I love it am a sucker for a good love story.

Judy Sheldon-Walker November 23, 2009 at 8:48 PM  

Icy & JW, thanks for your visits!

Take care & God bless!

Judy Sheldon-Walker November 25, 2009 at 11:03 PM  

Judy, you are right, love will always find a way.

Thanks for your visit!

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