Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The Most Wonderful Homecomming!


My beautiful friend Janet had a wonderful blessing this week.

Two years ago her husband and her raised a baby blue jay named Blue. Blue was such a bright spot in their lives and I got a chance to hear so many cute stories about little Blue. Once he got older they let him be outside but he would fly down to them and eat from bowls on their porch. One day Blue was gone and Janet and Eric thought that a hawk had taken Blue. They were simply devastated.

And then...This!!!!
Eric was outside the other day and down flew Blue to his shoulder. And then to Janet's beautiful head. Is this not the most serene and uplifting picture that you have ever seen? I want to do a painting of it I am so inspired by her expression.

5 comments:

Undaunted said...

How lovely that Blue returned! I was expecting you to say that he brought his new family along too!

painter girl said...

Hey Un D,
We are all waiting to see if Blue maybe did bring someone along with him....I hope he is here to stay!
Leanne

Robyn said...

Such a touching story. I experienced something similar after releasing 2 weaver birds I had hand reared....but they returned only a few months later. Amazing that Blue came back after 2 years. He is so beautiful!

Princess Poochie said...

Okay... that's too freaking adorable.

Luv
Poochie

painter girl said...

Hey Robin,
It is strange that he came back after 2 years. You must have been so excited to have your little ones come back to you!
These stories just prove all those people wrong who think birds have little intelligence. People who would never believe that birds are extremely smart and have a capacity to have a great emotional attachment.
And secretly, I am smiling to hear another story to prove the naysayers wrong.


Miss Poochie,
Doesn't he just break your heart!