September 26, 2023


The Pet Expert

Rescuing Rosie, the Adventurous Cockatiel

3 min read

By Sibylle Saunders, Vermont

My husband, Tom, and I went climbing on an attractive Vermont fall day. We went to a close-by pond, the place we heard various birds. From throughout the pond got here one chicken sound we didn’t acknowledge. The chicken obtained nearer and nearer. Was it a cardinal? A warbler?

Instantly the chicken flew over us to a tree, and we noticed a flash of colour. We then realized it was a cockatiel. Somebody’s pet will need to have gotten unfastened.

It referred to as to us, and we began calling again. Tom pulled out peanuts and raisins from his backpack. As a farm boy he had realized to lie down to draw wandering heifers, counting on their curiosity. The tactic labored for this cockatiel too. The chicken landed and began consuming the nuts. It will need to have been ravenous.

We talked to the chicken and informed it that winter, with freezing temperatures, was coming quickly. Going house can be a wise transfer. Generally she chirped when she heard one other chicken chirping, however all of them ignored her. No different birds wished to be round her or play together with her. She will need to have felt lonely.

Tom knew higher than to succeed in for her, so he waited patiently and stored speaking. Quickly we realized she was extra comfy with him than me, and we speculated that her proprietor should be a person.

After some time she got here near Tom’s hand, and he picked her up. The chicken was not joyful at first; she bit his hand. However Tom managed to carry on. It was an extended stroll down the mountain, however the chicken rode safely in his fingers. She stored falling asleep however would often get up to chunk as soon as after which nibble on his hand. She seemed so cute together with her eyes closed whereas sleeping. Clearly she was comfy with individuals.

We took her to the native animal shelter, the place they put her in a birdcage. Whereas there, we heard that somebody close by had reported an escaped cockatiel three days earlier than.

We referred to as the shelter the following day and discovered that the chicken’s proprietor got here inside an hour to select up the cockatiel. Her identify is Rosie. She had flown over 9 miles from her house to the mountain the place we discovered her.

The native paper featured Rosie’s rescue. Tom contacted the homeowners. Sure, a person was the chicken’s major caretaker. Her homeowners mentioned Rosie ate enormous quantities of meals upon her return after which slept for 2 days. It may be powerful out within the wild!

Now we get a Christmas card with a photograph of Rosie yearly. The final one reveals her consuming ice cream together with her homeowners. She is joyful to be house.

We have been so joyful to assist Rosie return house and to guard her. And I’m grateful that the Mahanta, my non secular information, discovered and protects me and helps me return house. The extra I expertise assist in small and massive methods, the extra I develop conscious of and profit from the Mahanta’s safety and love.

—Photograph by Sibylle Saunders

Contemplation Seed

You’re invited to mirror on the non secular messages on this story by considering on this passage from The Spiritual Laws of Life, second version, by Harold Klemp:

After we communicate of opening your wings, it’s coming into an consciousness of the non secular love and safety of the ECK Masters.

They’re the guardian angels round you on a regular basis. It’s only a matter of opening your consciousness and going above the human consciousness to acknowledge and profit from this.




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