Mad Bird


I can’t believe this shit. Yesterday, as Lois and Steve were leaving to visit his family for the Fourth, Mad Bird started having a seizure. One hour later, he was gone. Unfortunately, these are probably the only pictures of him, as all Lois’ personal photos were in the basement of the Dollar Barn where they would be safe.

Cockatiel, Funny Farm Cockatiel, Funny Farm July2013 067

We did the math, and she has had that crazy bird since 1986 when she graduated high school. That’s 27 years. He has been with her through 5 cars, 3 houses, and two husbands. He helped her with her homework when she put herself through college, and kept her asparagus fern and spider plant nicely trimmed. He made it impossible to sneak into the house or sleep late. His favorite song was Unskinny Bop, so she played him that and other 80’s hits as he passed. He has been in the background of our lives practically forever, and The Farm is going to be a little quieter now.

Harley googled the life span of cockatiels, and 15-20 is average in captivity, so 27 years was a good run. It’s just the timing that seems to SUCK. Thanksgiving was when we lost Stinky, the building burned right before their wedding anniversary, and now Mad Bird dies on the Fourth of July. Frankly, we are all done with holidays.

7 responses to this post.

  1. wow I didn’t know they lived that long! I’m so sorry Lois

  2. I am so sorry for your loss.

  3. Posted by jodi on July 5, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    I remember that bird from the trailer house to the dream house to the farm that is so sad 😦

  4. Posted by Lin on July 5, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    OMG…. Time to run screaming through the north 40 again. I am SO sorry.

  5. Posted by Donna on July 5, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    You have had enough unfortunate happenings, I just know things are going to start looking up for you! Take care.

  6. […] the pictures of Mad Bird!! She had him 27 years, from our friend Rich W,. who passed away […]

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