Miss Tweety Bird has been a happy part of our family for three years. Esmé even included her in the family portrait photos she took a bit ago. Tweety is gone now – victim to a tumor last month – and it is very quiet in our house these days.
Tweety, a parakeet, was in love with Daddy. He was the highest perch in the house, and she loved boomerang-flying with him, whispering sweet nothings in his ear, and making herself at home on his dinner plate, flinging food willy-nilly.
And she was a terrific microwave oven imitator – too often we’d check to see what we’d left in the microwave, only to realize she was playing tricks on us. She spent as much time upside down as right-side up in her cage, doing flips and sliding down her bars upside down over and over. When she knew she had an audience, she’d go into full-performance mode.
We’re all missing you, lil’ girl!