Fly High, Mr. Zippers

Mr. Zippers passed away this afternoon after a heroic fight to cheat death which began back in July.

We thought he had made a full recovery, but he began to show signs to the contrary right after hurricane IKE. I suspect the stress of that event and the days that followed were probably too much for him.

We adopted Mr. Zippers in 1999. He came to be a beloved pet and member of our quirky little family. Ultimately, he was Cynthia’s bird. Mr. Zippers hated me and tried to bite me any chance he could.

Still, I loved that little guy.

We both did.

Mr. Zippers will be sorely missed.

17 thoughts on “Fly High, Mr. Zippers

  1. Jay and Cynthia, I’m so sorry for your deep loss. Mr. Zippers will be greatly missed, but I’m glad while he was here, he had you to love him. Hug each other for me! xoxo, Angela

  2. Cynthia, I must say I am shocked by this sad news. I’m so sorry for your loss. Jay, somehow I think Mr. Zippers loved you too. He just had a strange way of showing it…

    Hugs and condolences to you both.


  3. For when the time is right:

    Charlie’s Bird House. Rescue and adoption; local placement only; no adoption fee. Helen Fahlsing, P.O. Box 1044, Gatesville 76528; 254-865-5831,

    Dallas Bird Society and Project Haven. Rescue and adoption for club members only; 501(c)(3); P. O. Box 242, Red Oak; (972) 381-3075;

    Feathers and Tails. Rescue and adoption; Athens;

    Gulf Coast Exotic Bird Sanctuary. Rescue and sanctuary only; Houston, (281) 485-1900,

    National Parrot Rescue & Preservation Foundation. Houston; Daina Mahonem,

    Wings of Love Bird Haven, Inc. Rescue and adoption; 501(c)(3); P. O. Box 182, Red Oak 75154 (north central Texas); De Waggoner,

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