Groucho was our Grey Cheek Parakeet.
Please share with us the fond
memories of a member of our family who passed away last Monday, July 14th at
3:30 am. Groucho
had been with Nan and I since before we met. Nan got Groucho in 1983 and he's
been her constant companion ever since. He's
been cute, playful, boisterous, LOUD, quiet, loving, funny and a thousand other
things to both of us over the years. He especially
loved his quality time with Nan in the mornings. He'd start hiding under her
hair (A Picture) and then come down to her chest
where he would lay quietly, sometimes sleeping, sometimes preening. It was a joy
for me to watch and will be a heartbreaking
time for Nan in the coming months. He slowed down as he got older but was always
ready to give a good yelling over anything
and everything that didn't please him. His whistles, water drop sounds, blowing
kisses and even his screams will be sorely
missed. The hole in our house where is cage used to be is much smaller than the
hole in our hearts where he will always be.
Recent Pictures of him napping with Nan
Groucho asleep with the toy in his mouth, like a pacifier!
Here's a picture of him sitting on my finger