Albatross down!

28 Apr

Does anyone remember the classic Disney movie, The Rescuer’s Down Under?

I’m sure you do. Well, if you remember, in the first one, there was an albatross named Orville, and in the 2nd, his brother Wilbur.

Remember now?

Well okay, now tell me-

Does this look familiar to you?

This little guy is the unfortunate new playmate of the rat dogs, specifically Pacha. I feel a certain sense of community with him, because he too has to endure their shenanigans, and also (and even more so) finds himself helpless. I’ve decided to call him Morton. His only defense is this rooster sound affect he plays when being beaten, chewed, or slammed ferociously into the ground. The rat dogs are equal parts enraged and terrified of this sound, which causes them to  skitter away nervously and run in circles before pouncing once more on their prey. It’s entertaining, to say the least.

He does have one other attribute- the ability to fly. On his underside, Morton has an elastic string that when pulled and released, sends him soaring through the air. This is more of an escape route than anything however, as Pacha prefers to be taunted with toys rather than running after them to fetch them. Too much work for the Princess, I presume.

For your viewing pleasure, I took a video of the 2 RD’s fighting over Morton yesterday. Some material therein may not be suitable for young children. Author’s note: the end, where Vespa whirls around in circles is my personal favorite part. Enjoy.

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2 Responses to “Albatross down!”

  1. Noelle May 2, 2010 at 7:07 pm #

    i’ve been reading 🙂

    and i felt left out:

    http://heartandmindandtime.blogspot.com/

  2. Mary Kate May 4, 2010 at 8:37 am #

    “R-E-S-C-U-E Rescue Aid Society. Heads held high, touch the sky, you mean everything to me!”

    (yeah, that was the little mice theme song…)

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