Who Say's You Have To Be Perfect?
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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