Rescue Owners Are Rockin’
Do you guys ever check out TED: Ideas Worth Spreading (it stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design)? You should, they have fantastically inspiring speakers presenting on every topic imaginable… FOR FREE. Wicked.
Juliana Machado Ferreira has a talk called The fight to end rare-animal trafficking in Brazil. This was the first time I had heard about the plight of exotic birds and the importance of providing them with forever homes.
LONG STORY LONG. SO! When Jeffrey asked if he could be part of the R.O.A.R. Squad I was ALL A’ FLAP at the chance to help add Jeff’s voice to the importance of rescuing birds that are so often originally obtained in an untoward fashion.
Presenting our first feathery R.O.A.R. Squad member: Jeffrey Fine (non-feathery) and his Blue & Gold Macaw, Sebastian (the feathery one)!
I loved Jeffrey’s heartfelt note. Here it is:
Wild Side: I went to Harley’s Haven to see a Blue & Gold Macaw, but when we arrived we were told that the bird we wanted was not as rehabilitated as originally thought. She said she had just taken in another Macaw, but he had many issues, the first and foremost he wouldn’t allow anyone to touch, and he would become extremely aggressive. She brought him out on a perch stick, which was the only way he would allow to be moved.
Meant For Each Other: I am not sure what it was, but I could feel that this bird wanted me to pick him up, when I reached out for him the woman said she couldn’t be responsible if he bit me. He came immediately to me, and allowed me to do just about anything I wanted.
And The Rest Was History (+ much cursing): It’s 2 years now, and he is amazing. My wife can handle him, he gives kisses, and talks up a storm. The only issue is that at times he has the vocabulary of a drunken sailor! I am not sure who rescued who, but Sebastian makes every day better for me! (Editors note: Awwwwwwww!)
Age: Sebastian is 7 years old (Editors note: Macaws can live well over 60 years. If someone has a good link for more information on parrots, please include it in the Comments section below).
Super Wicked Peep: I am a survivor of 11 heart attacks, and on August 1, 2009, I received a new heart!
Want to check out a R.O.A.R. Squad member with a… cat (come on… Sebastian is a bird and I’m suggesting you check out a cat… it’s kinda funny… kinda…)? This pet is a Sebastian too! Head on over to Amy and her cat, Sebastian.
Join the R.O.A.R. Squad
Do you want to be join the R.O.A.R. Squad? Our goal is to make having a rescue animal THE coolest thing around. Ya game? Perfect! We’d love to have you!
- Read more on how to become a R.O.A.R. Squad member and check out other R.O.A.R. Squad peeps (R.O.A.R. Squaders? Squadians?)
- Read the blog post that launched the R.O.A.R. Squad
Send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you!