Wednesday, November 19, 2008
























Ezra
February 5 or February 7, 1993 - November 18, 2008
Requiescat in Pace

14 comments:

Lezlie said...

I'm so sorry. He was a beauty!
Lelzie

stefanie said...

Oh Susan! I am so sorry.

Lisa said...

Oh, I'm so sorry. What a handsome boy.

© 2003-2008 Mental multivitamin/M-mv said...

Susan, I'm so sorry to hear about Ezra. Sending good thoughts your way.

Melissa

Sylvia said...

Awww, that's sad. I hope you won't be getting another, though. The wild bird trade is just devastating tropical ecosystems. Hundreds of birds die for everyone that makes it here either to be sold or as breeding stock. I'd rather see them flying free where they belong.

Diana said...

I'm so sorry. He looks like he was a real sweetie.

Bybee said...

I'm sorry. He was so beautiful. How did he get his name?

SFP said...

Thanks, everyone. I miss her a lot.

We got her as a baby and I named her after Ezra Tull in Anne Tyler's Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant--Pearl's son who never left home (I got her the spring before my son started kindergarten when I was feeling kind of abandoned). Obviously, we were under the impression at that point that she was male.

And no, I won't be getting another bird. We still have one--an Indian ringneck--that I got from an animal rescue. One of our main charities is a bird rescue--not only is the exotic bird trade destroying ecosystems, but way too many people don't realize what a commitment a parrot will be and the birds wind up miserable and neglected and eventually discarded. By then the birds have suffered way too much psychological damage to ever make decent pets and chances aren't good that they'll be able to survive in the wild.

MargaretWV said...

Sorry about Ezra. I just did a search for previous posts -- she was a beauty!

SFP said...

She knew it, too! Now the remaining bird is in mourning for her and isn't eating. Poor guy.

Lisa said...

Oops, sorry on the gender count. Let me revise that to: What a beautiful girl.

Jeanne said...

Much sympathy. I've always liked the name Ezra since reading Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant.

And it's so nice to see how many bird owners are knowledgeable. (And "hen-pecked")

Robin said...

I'm so sorry about Ezra. She was a beautiful bird, and I know will be sorely missed. I hope your other bird is doing a little better -- such a loss is very hard on them.

erewhom said...

I'm sorry about Ezra and hope the ringneck bounces back.