The ongoing tale of Timmy the Tailless Superb Fairy-wren

Don’t you just love a feel good story.

On the day of a great feel good story from the Melbourne Cup,  I found Timmy on the mend.

I’m not much of a fan of horse racing, but have to admit that the story of Michelle Payne, the wonderful horse Prince of Penzance, her brother as the strapper, and the trainer/connections story is one that fairy tale dreams are made of.
See the story here.
Steven the Strapper to qoute the article;  “Steven, who has Down syndrome, was responsible for drawing Prince of Penzance’s number one barrier, and correctly predicted the horse would be “in front at 200 metres [to go]“.
And rather than go up market, they have stayed with their roots and enjoyed the evening at a battler’s pub in St Kilda.
Love it when we stay true to our convictions.

Now its not that I don’t like horses, I’ve photographed a few of them in my time, and its not that I don’t enjoy a good day at the races.  Love the food, the atmosphere and the excitement of country racing.  Just don’t fancy seeing my money going into an endless pit, and watching an endless parade of horses around a track. Now before some one calls me, I really believe that horses love to run. And to run fast, and to jostle and parade.   It’s just that I don’t get the gratification thing for humans.

But back to Timmy.

You’ll remember when we left our hero that he was looking a bit down in the wardrobe department with the mysterious departure of his beautiful tail.   So we paid him a repeat visit today, and another fairy tale come true.
Timmy has begun to replace the missing wardrobe piece.

Still as active as ever, and just as vocal, and still chasing and harassing the females in his territory. So tailless or not, life has gone on for Timmy.   What a great story.
Enjoy

What is that I see behind you. Oh, a tail.
What is that I see behind you. Oh, a tail.
There you are.  And starting to look a lot better already.
There you are. And starting to look a lot better already.
No tail, but a big voice
No tail, but a big voice
Yeah, I know not the most flattering of views, but. Look its a tail.
Yeah, I know not the most flattering of views, but. Look its a tail.
Well done TImmy, a feel good story to warm my old heart.
Well done TImmy, a feel good story to warm my old heart.
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