Monday, 7 April 2008
Up close and personal 近距離接觸
On the way in from an assignment last last Sunday, we met a girl who was walking around with her pet lovebird. He wasn't on a leash, his wings weren't clipped, he was just peachily hanging out with his owner. Amazing! Animal lover that I am, I asked if I can hold him, meaning have him perch himself on my finger. She very graciously allowed me to do that, and he decided to get up close and personal with me, climbing up my sleeve to rest on my jacket collar. What a cute pie! And how perfect it was, his green, white and yellow plumes and big black eyes perfectly matching my jacket, scarf and glasses that day! The girl says she takes him everywhere. She puts him in a zippered pocket, leaving enough space for him to stick his head out, and they zip around Taipei on her motorcycle. Amazing!