My Wonderful Friend Kirby
by maryjo johnson
(Des Moines Iowa)
back a few years I read an add out of California for a goffin Cockatoo.now living in Iowa and wanting one I answered the add bought the bird and had him flown here.upon arrival this poor bird looked like he has been thru a war.he had a broken wing,split beak,malnutrition ,and was a plucker.
Looking in the cage i said well hello and he bobbed his head I opened the cage and we were fast friends.I remamed him Kirby this little guy was amazing he could dance,play dead and sing,he would fall over when i shot my finger and he loved to cuddle.I kept this little guy for about 4 years,the vet said he would not make it 6 mo but 4 yrs later this little guy fell in love with a friends deaf daughter so he went to live with her and visited me often.he was such a wonderful little guy who never had a chance came an awful long way to teach all of us love and that you don't have to be perfect to be wonderful.
Well last yr Kirby was playing and just dropped he made a little sound and was gone.we miss him terribly still and I think of him often....Kirby Thank you for enriching my life and showing me that alot of love can come in a small white ragged package...love mom we miss you