In my own little corner located in the upstairs apartment I reside in here at M.A.R.S., I am looking out the window as the sun is rising. I am temporarily blinded by the glow it exudes, while attempting to type a tribute to our Angel girl. The sadness is overwhelming me.
I suppose you could say Angel is truly an Angel bird now. She had a life force and a glow all of her own and it made her such a special Cockatoo. Those that had the chance to know her would definitely agree with that. Others, and you know who you are, were just glad to keep her at arms distance, though still agreeing she was a rather special female Umbrella.
Angel’s story is known by most who follow Melbourne Avian Rescue Sanctuary our Florida parrot rescue M.A.R.S.. Her medical procedures were ongoing. Yet, in spite of all her issues it was her desire to live her life so strong and with such joy that impressed us the most. Sadly her strength finally gave out and she passed away peacefully in my arms.
Angel will always be a part of our story here at M.A.R.S.. She definitely made her place among those Cockatoos whose names we will always remember with such joy and sadness.
All here at M.A.R.S., Angel above all would like to thank Dr. Jose Pepen at Aloha Animal Hospital for giving her every chance possible to be here a bit longer with all of us.