Today I gave Taz, my wonderful Blue and Gold Macaw buddy an empty, clean plastic applesauce cup. He was on my desk, we had just finished a rousing game of “whee!” and I needed to sit a moment. Once he finished cleaning my fingernails–his self appointed duty–I handed him the empty cup.
Wow, what a toy! He attacked that toy with everything he had, tossing it all over the desk, chasing it, throwing it into the air, tossing it to me to catch–or chase–and return to him. He had a blast.
And I found myself laughing in spite of myself. Watching him play and having such a great time, and listening to his happy chatter and laughter, I could not help but push my worries and concerns aside long enough to laugh with him.
I don’t know who needed this playtime more— Taz or I, but it lightened my heart today. Little birdy buddy, I love you.