Meet Chicken, a featherless rescue bird who loves to dance. She’ll dance to anything – songs on TV, her mom singing, and sometimes, it seems, she’s just dancing to the songs in her head. Chicken’s incredible journey from a dark basement to a loving home has given her a new lease on life, and her story is one of resilience, healing, and the power of music.
When Chicken’s mom, Michele, first met her, the bird was unhappy. She was nervous and scared of everything around her. Kept in a dark basement for most of her life, Chicken was afraid of people, other birds, and even her new owner. But when her cage was opened, she jumped into her owner’s arms, as if she knew this was her one chance at a better life.
It took several weeks for Chicken to start trusting that she was in a safe and loving environment. Michele has other birds, all of whom can fly, and Chicken would watch them enviously, wishing she could join them. To help her feel like she was flying again, her mom would hold her up, and Chicken would flap her wings and lean in the direction she wanted to go.
This newfound trust and confidence in Michele seemed to be a turning point for Chicken. The first time her mom saw her dancing, she was making breakfast and singing. When she turned around, Chicken was grooving to the music. Not only was she dancing, but she also started pounding on a pen like it was a drum. It was as if she was coming back to life.
Chicken’s transformation from a broken shell of a bird to a joyful, happy, carefree creature has been nothing short of miraculous. Her love for music and dance has become an integral part of her personality, and it seems that this featherless rescue bird has found her rhythm in life.
So, the next time you find yourself tapping your foot or swaying to the beat of a song, think of Chicken, the featherless rescue bird who dances to the beat of her own drum. And remember that music, love, and confidence truly have the power to heal.