The little one lay in my lap, just like this, whilst I worked on her when waiting for an appointment for my dog.
A technician came to the car, “We Are ready for Matey to…”, the tech’s eyes widened, “Oh dear, can I help your bird?”
I looked down at the bird in my lap, “ Oh,no!” With a chuckle I said, “It’s wax, I’m finishing details on it before bringing it to the foundry.”
I relayed the story to the person who commissioned me, she said, “That’s so funny!! A compliment to our thrush – I think….😀”