This is Deputy Digby Pancake. I know that you have been on the edge of your seat since yesterday’s blog. Well, probably not, but I am still here to tell you today about what happened to the red parrot. Because, well, it’s not everyday that you walk around the campground squawking like a crazy person and walking around with your arms out waiting for a red parrot to land on you. Yep. Girl Person was determined that this man get his pet parrot back. Even if she had to squawk. Even if she had to walk around in one of Boy Person’s sweatshirts freezing to death. Has anyone told Washington that it is July? Oh, and even if she had to hold a nectarine out yelling for Scarlet to fly down from her freedom.
You see, at first observation, you would observe that trying to find someone’s pet parrot in a forest of trees would be impossible. And that observation would be a correct one. In fact, the Parrot Parent Man Person had been trying for hours. About five hours in fact. I was thinking. Could she have flown to the lavender fields?
Could she have flown to the bay?
Could she have flown to Canada?
No, she was hiding out at our camp. Right by the Big Blue Treat Wagon RV. Scarlet had decided that she wanted to go visit some feathered friends in the trees at our campground. And the Parrot Parent Man Person kept calling her. Kept squawking. This was definitely not something you hear or see everyday.
If you have ever lost a red parrot, you might wonder how you got yourself in that situation to begin with. And we don’t know the full story behind why Scarlet got out or how…because actually, this Parrot Parent Man Person was too distraught to answer questions. We were also afraid to ask, truth be told. Could he talk and not squawk? But after hearing the red parrot in the trees, Girl Person knew she had to do something. So as the Parrot Parent Man Person took a break from his searching and squawking, Girl Person decided to take over. She rallied the other campers, got under the trees, and started squawking. She started offering fruit. She started talking to Scarlet. And everyone thought she was crazy as a bed bug. Well, she was. And she simply didn’t care.
Sometimes, you don’t care how crazy you look. Good thing, because our family looks crazy every dern day. But this had to take the cake. Or the pancake. And as Girl Person waited, and squawked some more, she realized that the Parrot Parent Man Person was nowhere to be found. What was she going to do if she got the red parrot? No time to think. The other campers decided to pitch in too. And well, then everyone looked crazy and that’s just better.
It was just about this time that Girl Person realized she was the Parrot Whisperer. As Scarlet surveyed all the crazy people squawking and yelling her name, after over five hours, she decided that she was hungry and missed her Parrot Parent Man Person. And as the little campers ran off to find him because he sadly had given up, the unthinkable happened.
And that was that. As Girl Person got bit by Scarlet, she thought to herself that perhaps she did not want to be Parrot Whisperer. She decided that parrot rescue should probably be left to the professionals, and that she would probably just stick to visiting shelters.
But as the Parrot Parent Man Person walked up, and Girl Person saw his face, she knew all the squawking and crazy antics were worth it.
I say it was worth the time Sheriff Brickle and I spent watching all of this. To see persons acting like fools, trying to help an animal and a person at the same time was pretty cool. And at the end of the day, Scarlet kissed her Parrot Parent Man Person and he asked her if she had fun. And we can say that she probably did.
Scarlet? You put everyone thru a lot.
You may wonder…why are we still here in Washington and we haven’t left yet as we were supposed to today? Well, we finally got our rescue pick for Washington, and we will be visiting with them this weekend! We know it has taken us a little extra time, but the persons have been tired, and we have been too. We are slower, but happier, and will be leaving Washington on the way to Oregon on Monday. Until then, make sure to give a “like” for our ONE Washington picked rescue to highlight all next week, WAG, Welfare For Animals Guild!
We hope that you will stay with us for just a few more days in this Washington place!
-Deputy Digby Pancake