Lucky you will be missed


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Oct 23, 2015
1 YNA (Bingo)
1 OWA (Plumas R.I.P.)
1 RLA (Pacho R.I.P.)
2 GCA(Luna,Merlin) The Twins
1 Congo AG (Bella)
5 Cockatiels
Lucky entered our lives in 2001 or 2002 (I don't remember the exact year).

I was never interested in the smaller birds.
Had nothing against them but I did not want a bird with a short(er) lifespan.
I won't go into the details of finding him in the ivy planter at work. Somewhere on the PF there should be a thread "Lucky's story".

He chose my wife as his person but that did not mean she could touch him. Lucky did not want to be touched, only on the feet for a step up.
He would sit behind my wife on the back of the recliner and sing his little heart out. Sometimes he would start grooming her hair.

He brought joy and laughter to our home.

I have a number of photos of Lucky and one video.
These pics are not photos I would normal post as they do not meet the standard of quality I want.
But there will never be any more.

Lucky closer bird and Baby distant bird getting ready for a bath by wes mcfaden, on Flickr
[ame=""]Lucky taking a bath - YouTube[/ame]

Lucky in flight and breaking by wes mcfaden, on Flickr

incoming by wes mcfaden, on Flickr

mug shot by wes mcfaden, on Flickr

Miss you by wes mcfaden, on Flickr


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Aug 29, 2018
Queensland, Australia
Fang (12yo (ab)normal grey cockatiel), Valentino (budgie, gotcha date 14 Feb 2019), Jem (cinnamon cockatiel, gotcha date 4 Mar 2022), Lovejoy (varied lorikeet, gotcha date 14 Sep 2022)
What a lovely tribute, Wes. Goshdarnit it someone isn't cutting onions over here! I love the video of Lucky in the bath. Fang does a similar thing trying to turn himself inside out at bath time, it must be a cockatiel thing :) Lucky sure was lucky that your paths just happened to cross - may they cross again one day. Prayers for you and Lucky and your family and flock, Wes :smile015:


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Aug 21, 2010
San Diego, California USA, Earth, Milky Way Galaxy
Goffins: Gabby, Abby, Squeaky, Peanut, Popcorn / Citron: Alice / Eclectus: Angel /Timneh Grey: ET / Blue Fronted Amazon: Gonzo /

RIP Gandalf and Big Bird, you are missed.
Magnificent homage to Lucky, Wes. What a gorgeous bird, immortalized in pics, video, and your heartfelt words of love.

You can honestly state smoking had at least one benefit!

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