Just a quick note about Henri..see my posting for October 7. After a month-plus of our new parakeet (Henri) getting used to Rosemarie and me sticking our faces up to the side of his “house” and attempting to communicate simple greetings, we decided he appeared lonely. So, of course, we bought him a cage mate. She’s a gorgeous yellow with a smudge of green on her back.
Well, it was love at first flight as the two of them spent the next several days fluttering around joined at the beak and constantly attending to each other. Then one morning last week as I pulled off the covering we drape over the cage at night, there was Henri…flat out on the floor of the cage, having died sometime that night.
Well, I’ll tell you…not only was I startled, but I found the episode extremely sad. In a brief two months Henri had brought some happiness to our household which has been confined by the concerns over the corona virus and my own tedious issues following some surgery last spring.
As curious as we are, we will never know what caused Henri to die, but we’ve learned even a small little bird can make life soar, only if just briefly.