Happy Abbey has a passion for birds; the tree covered hills near her little cottage in Taranaki New Zealand are full of birdsong. She wanders through the bush talking to them, taking photos or painting them to decorate the walls of her tiny studio.
They often rest on her window ledge or hop around in her kitchen and whenever she goes to town, Petunia, her very unusual exotic, nearly extinct, parrot sits on her head and Betty her little fat finch jumps in her shopping basket, the locals are very used to her, she has become quite famous amongst them, in fact they are thinking of putting her in their tourist brochure.
Abbey understands the chirping language, has a BA in whistling, lectures on nest building in swamps on Thursdays and in trees on Tuesdays.
Abbey also loves elephants!