A few months ago, I inherited a canary. My neighbor, an avid pet lover, asked me to care for her pet canary often while she was still alive. She had owned many birds during her lifetime and somehow knew that Happy, her canary, and I would be good together. My neighbor and friend, Margaret, had loved animals her whole life. She had horses, dogs, cats, birds, and chickens when she was younger. When I met her, she only had her bird, Happy. I enjoyed visiting with her and hearing her stories about life on the ranch with her horses and other pets when she was younger. When she became ill, she often asked me to help take care of Happy. He was the one thing that she would worry about when she would be admitted to the hospital. Since I lived next door, I would volunteer to check on him so she could relax. I didn’t know anything about birds. Margaret would tell me to feed him a teaspoon of birdseed and to make sure he had water. She would remind me to cover him up at night and to uncover his cage in the morning. I had never had a bird. I was more of a dog and cat type of person. Happy scared me a little. He was so small and fragile looking. I didn’t want to hurt him. After Margaret passed away, her brother and sister didn’t want the responsibility of her bird Happy. Instead, they were going to find him a good home. But they didn’t know where to find it. I started having dreams about Margaret’s reaction to Happy going to a strange home. In the dreams, she would come to me with Happy and frantically beg me to take him. In the dreams, she was adamant. She was worried that he would end up being neglected or mistreated. I would tell her that I didn’t know anything about birds and was afraid of not being able to take care of him properly. In the dream, she would tell me that I would be fine. Then she would disappear and Happy would remain and he would start singing. I had a couple nights of these dreams before I told her brother that I would take Happy. He said, “great! You want him right now?” The dreams stopped after Happy moved in to our home in August 2019. Betty the Border Collie was fascinated by him.