Monday, July 26, 2010

Sad News

Show Low, Arizona - On July 24, 2010, Pretty Bird Pomerantz passed away peacefully in his sleep, or...he may have fallen off his perch and suffered a fatal blow to his head.  Pretty Bird was approaching his fourteenth birthday, according to his owner, Ms. Virginia Pomerantz, and had lived a very sedentary life since his narrow escape with death several years ago when he was attacked by a crazed poodle. Pretty Bird lost his leg in the fracas, and all hopes of a prosthetic limb were abandoned after seeing the vet bill for the surgical removal of his mangled limb by a guy in a white coat using a pair of finger nail clippers. Pretty Bird will be sorely missed by his owner and will be buried privately in the backyard.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the animal shelter of your choice, or you could just have a beer and toast PB's memory. That little sucker has been clinging to his perch with one leg for years.

11 comments:

Phyllis Campbell said...

Ginger...because I know your humor, I'm not sure whether to laugh or feel sad. Right now I'm chuckling. But then I'm on pain meds, to maybe that will change soon...

~Phyllis~

Anita Davison said...

I'm shaking my head here - Ginger the queen hooks pulled me right in despite I have edits to do!!!
The budgie had a good life - RIP birdy.

roseanne dowell said...

Ginger, I'm sorry to hear such sad news, but as the others said, he led a good life. I'm sure he's happy with his fellow birdies in the big beyond or wherever birds go.

Arianna Skye said...

So sorry to hear about Pretty Bird. Seems like he lived a blessed life. Hugs and prayers to you.

Maggie Dove said...

Bye Bye Birdie!

Brenda J Weaver said...

Fourteen years old?! Wow! That's a very long time for a parakeet! You sure can find them Ging...lol...hopefully he will rest in peace...no more clinging to his perch like a one armed bandit.

~Brenda~

Ginger Simpson said...

"...wherever birdies go.

I hope wherever he goes he's perching over newspaper. That was one messy bird. :)

Honestly, I didn't know him well, but I never expected him to live quite so long.

Maryann Miller said...

LOL, I loved Maggie's comment.

My only comment is this: at least in birdie heaven he now has two legs.

Penny Ehrenkranz said...

My condolences to the bird's owner. Even our feathered friends can be missed. Cheers, Pretty Bird.

Maggi Andersen said...

That's one for the birds, Ginger, lol. We had a budgie once and grew enormously fond of it. Birds are quite smart. Afterall, they've been around since the dinosaurs.

Diane Scott Lewis said...

A good long life, RIP pretty bird, I'm certain he'll be missed.

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