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Cyberqat
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Well,
With a fresh trim for manageability, Sunny and I dry-ran the dove pan routine in front of my mirror tonight and it worked great! He wasnt wild about going into it, but once in he calmed down nicely and stayed waiting quietly til his appearance.

This will be the last thing in the act. I've got a nice little routine worked out where I explain to the kids that magicians have magic pets. Harry Potter has a magic owl, I have a magic bird who is half cockatiel and half pheonix. I explain what a cockatiel is, and that Pheonixs come from fire. I offer to "call him" but first they have to understand that fire is VERY dangerous and promise NEVER to try to do this themselves.

I introduce the pan reinforcing the danger and that I have a special metal pan to hold the fire. In showing it I palm into it a little ball of flash cotton. I then introduce sone tissue paper that is yellow just like Sunny, fold it up tight (to slow the burn) light it and drop it as a slow fuse into the pan with the unlit end next to the cotton.

While it burns I introduce the lid, explaining that I also have this metal top to cover the flame in case anything goes wrong. I burn a variable few secodns, then the flash cotton goes off. I act surprised, drop the lid over it and then remove it again revealing sunny.

I put the lid down nocehlantly behind a screen on my second table (most of you know whats that is for) and take sunny to my finger. As is is habit he climbs up to my shoulder.

Retrieving the .lid I put it on the pan and pick it up as if Im putting it away. Sunny has tendency to nibble my ear anyway so I pretend he's taking to me, then tell the audience that Sunny brought them a present. I ask him where it is and then tell the audience he says to look in the dish. I uncover it and its heaped high with salt water taffy (nice and colorful), I dump the taffy into another container for my wife to hand out to the kids.
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It seems like a well put routine... Good luck with it!
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