Penguin - July 21st, 2016
It’s with extreme sorrow, incredulousness and a very heavy heart that I share the sad news of the very sudden and unannounced departure of my special girl, my blue masked lovebird Penguin.
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Your arrival to my home and heart was unexpected and so was your passing... You came to me as a lost stray on June 15, 2012. The singing from my lovebird pair must have lured you into my neighbourhood and I managed to rescue you from the outside world. Soon afterwards, you became part of the flock when no one has claimed ownership over you.
It took me a few months to truly understand you, but when the barriers were surpassed and you showed your true self, I was able to see just how special you were. I will forever cherish your clownish ways and your funny expressions, the way you would roll on your back sideways and then look at me, you would also preen your foot while that position. You truly lived in a world of your own, that was what set you apart from all the pet birds I had so far and made you even more special.
Thank you for allowing me in your world, the way I see it you were the one who have rescued me, many times even.
These 4 years were much too short, but I know you were happy and had everything you could have wished for. I will miss your presence and all the little things, our special greetings where I would say your name in a melodious and funny way. Your mate Fénix is also missing you, but we will be all right.
Rest in peace my dear Penguin. You will forever be in my heart.