Rescuing Rosie, the Adventurous Cockatiel

By Sibylle Saunders, Vermont

My husband, Tom, and I went climbing on a phenomenal Vermont fall day. We went to a close-by pond, the place we heard numerous 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?

Immediately 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 free.

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 discovered to lie down to draw wandering heifers, counting on their curiosity. The strategy 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 residence can be a sensible 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 saved speaking. Quickly we realized she was extra comfy with him than me, and we speculated that her proprietor have to be a person.

After some time she got here near Tom’s hand, and he picked her up. The chicken was not completely happy 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 saved falling asleep however would sometimes 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 folks.

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 subsequent day and discovered that the chicken’s proprietor got here inside an hour to choose up the cockatiel. Her title is Rosie. She had flown over 9 miles from her residence to the mountain the place we discovered her.

The native paper featured Rosie’s rescue. Tom contacted the house owners. Sure, a person was the chicken’s major caretaker. Her house owners stated Rosie ate big 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 house owners. She is completely happy to be residence.

We had been so completely happy to assist Rosie return residence and to guard her. And I’m grateful that the Mahanta, my non secular information, discovered and protects me and helps me return residence. 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 might be 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.