Sad to report that the CTTB's magnificent, pure white albino peacock was eaten by a wildcat last month. He was everybody's favorite, spectacular, and strange to say, so dedicated to protecting the Patriarch Hall that he seemed to report to work at the same time every day, patrolling the door to the Hall, rain or shine. He'd nest on the roof at night and be back to work the next morning, right on time.
We've chanted on his behalf; his feathers were collected. Perhaps he accomplished his karmic debts and is now enjoying another rebirth in a better body than an albino bird's. He certainly made a lot of people happy as a peacock. An outstanding Dharma-protector! May he enjoy his merit in lives to come.