Who Say's You Have To Be Perfect?

by Scots001

Angel Wings - Moluccan Cockatoo

Angel Wings - Moluccan Cockatoo

Magnolia is a female nine year old M2 (guessing on her personality not eye colour ) I purchased her when the breeder wanted to put her down at four months old due to her crippled feet. My vet called and asked me to consider taking her as if she didn't "do it" he'd find some other vet who would...

I bought her, sight unseen, and was pleasantly surprised to find she could get around on her hunches. I had inquired as to correcting her little feet in New Orleans but Dr. Rich cautioned me it would be one foot at a time, meant months of recuperating and since she got around and was perfectly content, why put her through the surgeries and discomfort? With time she learned to grab and hold.

What a sweetie and treasure I got and she fit in nicely with all the other Too's. I found other than having to put in corner shelves to hold food bowls for easier perching while she ate and drank, there was no difference and she certainly didn't realize she couldn't swing, play or perch as did all the others.

Seeing her in flight is to look back and be thankful for a compassionate vet who took pity on a little crippled gal who one day will know perfection. In the meantime give her, the wind beneath my wings, as the song says and she's off, yelling with sheer happiness and delight.

Whoever says, "Damaged goods can’t be a blessing" hasn’t met my Magnolia.

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Jul 21, 2014
by: Nia

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I wish I had a bird like that.

nice story

Nov 28, 2010
Love doesn't demand perfection
by: Yong Hwie

What you do is "love". You don't look for showing pet, but a friend to love. Love doesn't demand perfection.

Feb 09, 2009
Absolutely Beautiful!
by: Meaghan

That was an absolutely amazing story!
Im sure,by the looks of it,everyone else here thinks so.It really shows you how kindness is repaid.
Life is a beautiful thing,giving someone a second chance when no one else can look beyond the imperfections is an amazing thing!

Dec 06, 2007
Happy Tears
by: Anita

Who can't help but to tear up after reading your terrrific story. I'm so glad Magnolia found someone so special to bless.

Oct 11, 2007
Lucky Magnolia
by: momnoah

Magnoila is very lucky. Not many people would take on a crippled bird sight unseen for free, let alone pay fo them. It takes a big heart to take in a bird with disabilities. Pets are often a reflection of their owner.

Oct 11, 2007
by: Cathy Baird

Thanks for sharing your story about Magnolia. SHe is one lucky too.

Oct 10, 2007
by: Maureen Thompson

A wonderful person owned by a beautiful bird. God doesnt make junk and Magnolia just proves the point. Thanks for sharing Etta.

Oct 10, 2007
She is beautiful
by: Majj

So glad you rescued her , she is a living Doll..

Oct 10, 2007
She's an old friend!

Scots, I'm very familiar with that beauty thru your wonderful online albums. Actually, I had no idea there was anything "wrong" with her ~ that is one of the most magnificant birds I have ever seen. She and all the other members of her flock are so lucky to have you as their mom. Keep up the wonderful work.

Oct 10, 2007
by: Anonymous

Magnolia is a terrific little girl! She is so sweet. A wonderful story!

Oct 10, 2007
New kind of bird?
by: Anonymous

It's me Scots and I just saw that Magnolia has taken on a whole new identity.

Oct 10, 2007
Perfect Love
by: Dee & Jack Birdie

What a sweet story! I'm SO thankful the world has wonderful people willing to give perfect love in a not so perfect world. Magnolia is not damaged, but special in so many ways!!

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