It has been a roller coaster three weeks. We thought the parrot was going to make it. We knew he wasn't going to make it. Then we had hope. Tonight the hope ran out. Tomorrow my neighbor will have the bird put out of his pain.
It was our mutual respect for the deepness of the animal-human bond that brought the group of us together in this 1400 unit complex. Now, it's the loss of one of our companions that unites us in grief.
Come Thursday, we will still have each other and our remaining pets. But the bird will have been released into the heavens. I will be treating his pet parent to a movie and dinner on Friday.