And feathered babies, too!
I don't believe anything is a coincidence, and sometimes, we receive important messages through dreams. It's been written that God communicates with us in the ways we're most likely to recognize. In my case, that would be dreams or nature.
I also believe that our non-human companions choose us, not the other way around. When I found Sam Too in that little pet shop on Cherokee Street, I wasn't there to buy a bird--not for myself, anyway. I was planning to buy a parrot for my dad. It was to be a Father's Day gift. The bird he wanted had been sold. I could have just left, but I didn't. And in that little pet shop, across the street from the Woolworths store where I found Sam One, twenty years earlier, I found Sam Too, who seemed to recognize me immediately.
It was love at first sight for both of us.
After Sam Too died, I knew in my heart that at some point, there would be another bird or animal companion. I just didn't know what or when. Until Saturday night.
In the dream, there were two birds. One was a blue male parakeet. The other was also blue, but I'm not sure of the subspecies. I started searching the internet for photos and found these....
So now, I know who's coming. I just don't know when our paths will finally cross, when we'll find each other.
What are your thoughts on this? Do you think we choose our animal companions, or do they choose us? Any personal experiences in this?