We opened the doors hoping it would just hop out but it didn't move much. So we were trying to figure out a way to get it. Naturally I asked for his hat, but he decided he really didn't want me to do that.Instead, my manager was going to go get a sweatshirt from the lost and found.
While he was gone I had knelt down next to it. I realized the bird didn't move. So I moved closer, and it still didn't move. Naturally I take this opportunity to start stroking it's head (because I have always wanted to try that). All this cutie did was just turn its head to figure out what was happening. Then it just sort of accepted it was being petted.
After a bit I just carefully picked it up and carried it outside. The bird just cuddled into my hands and didn't particularly want to leave. It literally nuzzled into my hand. It was the most magical moment of my life.
Eventually it flew off.
But I have ANOTHER Disney Princess Story!
It was they day of the recital and my guy dancer had left part of his costume at the studio. I went to go get it before I went to the theater. As I was unlocking the door I saw some movement on one of the window panes. I froze and so did whatever was moving.
I look over and there... on the window sill is this mouse. Frozen. I look closer and whisper "Gus-Gus?" And it just wriggled it's nose. So I say, "Don't move Gus!" And carefully back up and then run to my car for my phone.
I walk back and Gus is still there. He has only slightly shifted, and I kneel down and take a picture. All this mouse is doing is watching me. I say, "Just one more.. just to be sure." And he holds his pose. Then I stand up. The mouse just looks up at me. I smile and say, "Alright, you can go about your business!" And this mouse scampers away and then stops and looks back at me, "Keep going!" I say and so it continues to run off! Like. That mouse followed directions better than some human children...