Christopher and Curtis, surfers from Vancouver, found us from a sign on the road and spent two nights here at Nosara B&B Retreat. Their first morning with us, walking past their rental car, I noticed, sitting on the roof, a cage with a small white-feathered rooster inside “What’s the deal with the rooster,” I asked, curious.
“Oh, we found him at a pet store across from our hotel in Liberia,” Christopher began. “We debated whether to buy him, and when we decided to rent a car we realized we could take him with us on our three week journey around Costa Rica. We went back to the store and bought him. He was the smallest rooster and we liked him.”
We named him Reggie. He stays in the back seat in his cage while we drive. We’ve become really fond of him. “
“We don’t bring him into the room because he starts singing around 5:00 am and keeps going till around 10:00.” Curtis imitated Reggie ruffling his feathers and cock-a-doddle-do-ing.
“We take pictures of him wherever we go and post them on Facebook.”
On their cell phone, they showed me a photo of Reggie in his cage on Playa Pelada.
At about 8:00 that night the bell for service rang. I went outside to find the guys.
“Reggie’s gone, “Christopher exclaimed, “Someone must have taken him from his cage”
“That’s terrible,” I responded. “I can’t believe it. How sad, I’m so sorry, I can’t imagine who could have done that.”
The next morning I awoke at 6:00 am to the sound of a rooster and followed the intermittent sound to Reggie perched in a tree. I managed to lower the branch, get a hold of Reggie and gently transfer him back to his cage. He immediately began eating the corn colored mixture in his feeding trough.
The guys were overjoyed to see him again. “Last night we were looking at photos we’d taken of Reggie on the trip and we really missed him,” Curtis said. “Early in the morning I woke Christopher. ‘I hear Reggie!’ I said, we ran out to look for him and found him out in the cage!”
We were all happy at the outcome of the story. All’s well that ends well! Turns out the guys are friends from high school. They work in the oil fields, and travel frequently.
“I work to live.” Christopher shared. “At the end of our trip we’ll find a nice Costa Rican family with chicken’s a give them Reggie so he can enjoy being with fellow chickens. Meanwhile, we enjoy traveling with him. He’s probably the best-traveled “gallo” in all Costa Rica.”