InÂ my own little corner located in theÂ upstairs apartment IÂ reside inÂ here at M.A.R.S., I amÂ looking out the window as theÂ sun isÂ rising. Â I amÂ temporarily blinded by the glow it exudes, while attempting to type a tribute to our Angel girl.Â 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 allÂ of her ownÂ and itÂ made herÂ such a special Cockatoo. Those that had the chance toÂ know herÂ would definitelyÂ agree with that. Others, and you know who you are, were just glad to keep her at arms distance, though still agreeingÂ she was a rather special female Umbrella.
Angel’s story is known by mostÂ who follow Melbourne Avian Rescue Sanctuary our Florida parrot rescue M.A.R.S..Â Her medicalÂ procedures were ongoing.Â Yet, in spite ofÂ all her issuesÂ it wasÂ herÂ desire to liveÂ her lifeÂ so strong and with suchÂ joy that impressed us the most.Â 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 beÂ here a bit longer with all of us.