WTF PHOTO OF THE DAY – LOST COCKATIEL
Today’s WTF photo of the day is brought to you by a concerned owner of a Cockatiel “Dove”. We’re all familiar with signs for lost cats and dogs, and anyone with a shred of compassion feels for the owners of these animals. But a Cockatiel?
I’ve never owned a bird, so I don’t know what the bond between a human and a bird is, but I find the whole thing laughable.
There are two ways to lose a bird. One, it walks away when you aren’t paying attention to it. You’ve clipped it’s wings, so it can’t fly, but it hates you and you’re a negligent bird owner so you don’t notice it sneaking away. At this point, you have an hour or so if you’re lucky before a non domesticated animal separates the wheat from the chaff and chows down on an easy meal.
The second way you can lose a bird is if it flies away. That would suck, and I feel for you. But what is the point of the lost bird sign? I have a question for the owner of a fly away bird, how might you suggest that I track down and get my hands on a fucking Cockatiel? Honestly.
“Hey look, up there on that electrical line, I think it’s that lost Cockatiel from the sign!” Keep in mind, this bird has already shown it isn’t into the domesticated life, and it can fly. Even if I climbed the telephone pole, I don’t have a chance of catching this thing. As humans can’t fly.