The Parrot Who Thought She Was a Dog

The Parrot Who Thought She Was a Dog

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The last thing Nancy Ellis-Bell expected to descend on her life was a neglected, too-tall, smart-mouthed, one-legged, blue-and-gold rescue macaw named Peg Leg. And yet, it made perfect sense. A lifelong animal lover, Nancy could never turn away a stray cat, dog, squirrel, or raccoon from her California farm. But the macaw, quickly rechristened Sarah, was a whole new challenge, as Nancy, her husband, Kerry, and their furry menagerie would find out. Initially timid of her new surroundings, Sarah soon imposed her four-foot wingspan into the family homesteada€”first claiming the laundry basket, then conquering a prized dressera€”and achieved complete household domination. Nancy couldna€™t a€œbird-proofa€ the place fast enough, and it was not long before Sarah started stealing the dogsa€™ toysa€”using her enormous beak to disembowel Ben the mutta€™s treasured stuffed beara€”and bathing her richly hued feathers in their water bowl. She also peppered Nancya€™s phone conversations with expletive-laden outbursts. There seemed no end to Saraha€™s realm, nor her destruction, and it dawned on Nancy that the entire house had slowly transformed into a birdcage. On the other side of the coin, Sarah started to abandon her own raptor instincts when she discovered that dog food was pretty tasty and that she had a knack for a€œbarkinga€ (and a few other sounds that alarmed the neighbors). As they all learned to live together, Nancy marveled that Sarah had truly found a place to call home, but she sensed that there was something she could give Sarah to make her feel more complete: a chance to fly again. Touching, eye-opening, and laugh-out-loud funny, The Parrot Who Thought She Was a Dog is a tender tale of two worlds colliding, two lives enriched, and two souls restored. It is also a rewarding reminder that love can come from the most unexpected places. From the Hardcover idea that macaws were diggers; to this day; Ia#39;m not sure that this is a primal instinct, but for Sarah dirt was delight. It was bulb-planting season when Sarah first discovered dirt. I was carefully digging tiny holes, filling each with bulb starter , anbsp;...

Title:The Parrot Who Thought She Was a Dog
Author:Nancy Ellis-Bell
Publisher:Crown - 2008-07-22


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