Surprise visits are the best.
I had planned to blog about my very interesting eye cases today but a unique visit has prompted me to postpone the eye case discussion.
We got a phone call this morning from the owner of a SUPER STAR PET asking if she could honour her promise. Although I was still in bed and my husband had a severe case of the flu, we happily welcomed the much unexpected visit. We had a chance encounter with the owner two weeks ago when we sold her one of our bird cages. We discovered she owned ‘Tango‘, the blue-and-yellow Macaw that starred in the movie ‘The Real Macaw’. If you haven’t watched ‘The Real Macaw’, you ought to. Unfortunately the Aussie accent isn’t appropriately portrayed by the movie but you get to see ‘Tango’ absolutely thriving in the lime light.
We were obviously beside ourselves in excitement when she informed us she owned a famous and very talkative Macaw. I mean for god’s sake, ‘Tango’ even has an agent! The agent contacts the owner whenever a prospective role is available for ‘Tango’. Apart from starring in movies, ‘Tango’ has had roles in several commercials for different brands such as Freedom Furniture in Australia and McDonald’s in Hong Kong! We made it very clear that we would love to meet ‘Tango’ one day.
And so ‘Tango’ dropped in for his much-anticipated visit today.
He was happily sitting on his mom’s shoulder when they came out of the car and into our house. His mom showed him around our place so he got a chance to settle into his surroundings. He then sat on the couch while Wally and I stared at him in absolute awe. We offered him heaps of cashew and almond nuts and he ate a couple then made it clear he was full. Check out the video footage and many many pictures we took of him below. We obviously couldn’t get enough of him!
Tango happily prancing around the house.
Tango sitting on the couch and getting a photo shoot & yummy treats.
The colours of his feathers were just so vibrant; he was even bigger than we expected him to be.
He was quite the mama’s boy. He kept squawking at her for reassurance and attention.
Although he is usually a very talkative fellow, he only said ‘Hello’ in front of us. We obviously posed with him. He happily stepped up on our hands and was a very polite parrot. We were advised not to pat him as he doesn’t like strangers doing that. Instead we let him run around the house and enjoy his explorations.
After an hour or so, he grew impatient and kept squawking for his mom and making it clear he would like to go home.
It was just so beautiful to see the very deep bond he had formed with his owner.
He allowed her to lift his wings, pat his tail, and give him head scratches and kisses.
We also found out he turned 21 last week! We hope to see him more regularly and establish a good relationship with him. It would be a great day when he finally lets his guard down and starts chatting away in front of us.
Don’t we feel lucky! I mean what are the odds of meeting a superstar parrot!