I don't actually know what day Apollo was born, but one year ago today I brought home an untamed baby budgie with clipped wings who sat silently shaking for most of his first couple of days here. Today I came home to the happiest budgie who was singing at the top of his lungs and flew to me to play the instant I opened his cage. It's amazing how far we've come in a year. I couldn't love this little guy more.
In classical mythology Apollo is god of the sky, truth, music, and healing,
and is defender of flocks.