Standing on a perch in the public bar in a sprawling country pub was the resident cockatoo. The publican gave me a handful of crackers and proceeded to laugh uproariously - along with my mate - as the Cocky took each proffered cracker carefully in his claw, bobbing politely, then threw his head back with an almighty screech and flung them - one by one - to the old pub carpet.
There are few things closer to the Australian heart than the Sulphur Crested Cockatoo. Among the most iconic Aussie experiences: Seeing a flock of Cockies soaring and playing at sunset, a solo Cocky adventurer coming close to investigate human friends, or (with begrudging amusement) watching the larrikins tear apart your favourite fruit tree.
Get snug while honouring the spirit of Aussie independence with Otto and Spike’s gorgeous “Hello, Cocky” merino blankets. Made right up the road in Brunswick from 100% extra fine Australian Merino wool, there's really no better way to support Australian-made.
The Hello Cocky blanket is a ripper of a gift for special occasions: Weddings, housewarmings and big birthdays are a chance for the Hello Cocky blanket to shine. Or simply take one home to give your bed or lounge a touch of extra special comfort and a hint of our Cocky's native joy.
Large: 150 x 210 (perfectly fits a single bed or span the width of a queen/king bed).
Medium: 150 x 150 (square throw blanket).
Material(s): 100% Premium Australian Extra Fine Merino.
*Care Instructions: Hand wash in luke-warm water with an environmentally friendly laundry product and dry flat in the shade.
Otto & Spike proudly knit everything in their little factory in East Brunswick, Melbourne.
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