Sadly this isn't another playlist song, I wish it were. In fact, if it were, maybe, All That You Have is Your Soul could be on it, or I'm So Glad We've Come Together Again. Those would be nice, because guess what? Ollie two has passed over. I was shocked as you are. In fact I had to be told the news second hand by Saige. I didn't even believe it at first. I spent all day with Ollie two's Mom and she didn't tell me.
I'm not trying to be accusatory or anything but I kinda remember asking you guys to send out a little prayer for Ollie Two. Did you? Did you really? I'm gonna be honest, I didn't take any pictures of him. I didn't want to get to attached because somehow I felt this day coming. It's weird sure glad it wasn't mine. I flew, Ollie two had his wings clipped.
It turns out that apparently if you buy a bird at a pet store and it has a disease, which I hear is what happened to Ollie One than you don't want to get another bird at that same pet store. Most time, all of them will be diseased. Also, if you do happen to have a bird die in a cage on your watch, a simple cleaning of said cage is not good enough. Bleach needs to be involved. And if not, you can forget it. Ollie Two's people found this out at dinner on Saturday night and by Sunday Ollie Two had left to meet his maker.
Honestly, it all makes me very sad. I don't even go to the zoo (except the San Diego one, that one is okay with me). Other than that I can't stand to see animals in cages. I remember my guinea pig Fluffy that I had when I was a kid. I recall the day my Mom told me Fluffy had died. It was awful. Now, as an adult, with children, I don't want any animals that live in cages or habit trails, or tanks for that matter. They scare me. It's hard for me to see dead animals on the road. I wasn't even allowed to watch Rudolph as a kid cause it made me so sad, and they were just mean to him. So seeing little animals die under my roof wouldn't work for me. Fortunately for Ollie's (One and Two) three human brothers his parents are willing to give it another try. From a different store this time, not the same diseased ridden one the two Ollie's came from.
So once again give a little shout out for bird number three. Who has not been bought yet, but is affectionately and with the greatest of love, refereed to as "Goner."
Kirsten? Do you have anything to say to Ollie two?