Pet Sounds

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This story is sad, but cool in a way too. A San Juan Capistrano, CA woman has lost her African Grey parrot and has asked the public to help her find him or return him if found:

Karen McIntyre said the bird’s absence is like losing a member of the family, in part because he spoke in her late husband’s voice.

“My husband passed away three years ago, and he still uses my husband’s voice to tell the dogs to be quiet, and he calls my son Patrick, or he calls my daughter Erin,” said McIntyre.”He picks up the phone and makes telephone calls in my husband’s voice.”

October the parrot flew away from the family’s backyard on July 15. McIntyre didn’t think he would go far because he has flown away in the past, but after weeks of posting signs and searching online, she remains unable to find her pet of 20 years.

Who knew? It’s a good thing they got along I guess. Anyway, here; hoping Mrs. McIntyre finds her parrot October soon and in one piece.

5 comments to Pet Sounds

  • -fritz-

    Although I’ve never wanted to have, nor had a parrot, they are interesting. I understand that they can live to be nearly 100 years or more. Most places that sell parrots require a will for the owners so the bird will be cared for when the owners die.

  • My brother who lives in the north woods of Minnesota used to have a cockatiel. It got away once (a heavy wind swept it off his wife’s shoulder when she stepped outside), and they thought it was a goner. But a few weeks later some neighbors reported spotting it. It had fallen in with low company, and was hanging with a flock of blackbirds. My brother and his family managed to capture it again and restore it to their home.

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