For an after Christmas gift for our family (Robert & Me…), we purchased a new cage for our cockatoo. After escaping from her cage twice in one week and flying uncontrolled around the neighborhood, we decided we had to increase the security for our little “jailbird”. We have also moved her cage inside to prevent anymore high flying antics. Our good friend, Fran, suggested that we give her a new name in honor of her actually returning to us, escaping from the hawk that was chasing her and us being able to find her and get her back in her cage. Her new name is “Mila” which is a shortened version of the Spanish word “Milagros”, which means “Miracle”. She really is our miracle bird and we plan to enjoy her a lot more now that she’s home for good!
Update... on January 9th we realized that Mila is actually a boy... so now we'll have to get used to calling "her" him. He has been so much fun to have in the house now. We take him out and he is so funny to watch and talk to. One thing that we noticed is that when the phone rings, he'll say "hello" and he likes to fly to Brian from across the room.
Mila and Brian playing...
and thank you Lindsay for helping with the new look for my blog!