OK, call me crazy. i always wanted one of those "big pink chickens", as he is lovingly known up north. actually, as he came from Rhode Island, i call him my "rhode island pink chicken".
seriously though, i got a call from a friend last week about him, and i said it may not be the best time for me, but when is it ever? so i said yes, and she and i went from here in fla. to atlanta, Ga. yesterday, to pick him up at the airport. we did not want him changing planes. it was quite a trip.
this big M2 sat with me the entire trip home, except for breaks, he sat with my friend. and he is BIG! my arm is very tired, from his weight!
Oliver is BEAUTIFUL AND SWEET!!!!!!!!!
here is his story-----he is at least 10 years old, had i owner for 2 years, the next for 8, when they decided he had to go, cause of children. a wonderful man who helps birds, Mike, took Oliver in. this was 2 weeks ago. Mike has other birds, including a sad rescue macaw, who has been abused, and is coming around with Mikes loving touch. however, the macaw is scared to death of everything, including noises, such as Oliver made. so, Oliver flew south!
his cage is in my bedroom, right now, and he is on top of it now. he calls out, and i go back to say hi! this has gone on all day long, in the middle of cooking Turkey dinner. i would bring him out here but he doesn't want to step up today, which he did yesterday. i figure he had a very busy day yesterday, 4 hour flight, 6 hour car trip, etc. so, he is resting and settling in.
my husband even went back to sleep during the morning M2 noise! so, i am Thanksgiving for a LOT of reasons!!!!!!!
Oliver is absolutely my last bird! there is just no more room, plus, i have to see that everbody gets enough TLC! so, if anybody asks about taking in another bird, my house is just, TOO-FULL!
OK, back to cooking, its going to be a late dinner, but that way my huz can eat twice, which he will love. finally got the turkey in the oven, after i borrowed the birdie bread pans, for plain corn-bread for stuffing.
hope you all enjoy today!.......linda2