Music has been a wonderful friend, but also, an ongoing dilemma while I continue to travel. The couple who rented my house also cared for my cockatiel while I was gone but now I am selling the house. So what do I do with Music?
It would be impossible to take him along so I had to make a "Sophie's Choice" and it was not easy.
I asked all my friends, and a few acquaintances, if they knew of someone who might want to adopt this charming fellow...
It was Jeff, the Air Conditioner Installer, who said he knew the perfect home for my Music....
Their names are Warner and Jean Wolff and they live quite close by. If you readers recall, I posted sometime back, that I had inherited my two cats and the bird from a lovely, and now deceased, lady named Cotsy Engle. Cotsy's husband had been the mayor of the little community of Oro Valley, and Warner had been the police chief at the same time. So they even knew Music's first family...quite well, it seems.
And they are bird lovers!
Even to the point that one of the Wolff's bedrooms is devoted entirely to their family of feathered friends.
The colorfully plumed chatterers all have their own cages that are kept open during the day, but the raucous residents return to their own individual cages at night. And they each know their own cage as the only fights occur because someone decides to move into his neighbor's house.
Clearly they are happy and well cared for and I feel Music will fit right in.
The very next day after dropping Music at the Wolff's, my beloved Sigh Me decided to stop eating.
She climbed into her favorite cabinet and that is pretty much where she has lived for a week while the only food she has eaten has been force-fed to her. We have been to the vet twice and she is also being forced to take a lot of medications but she is not responding. The vet is thinking it is kidney failure and Sigh Me has a history of those problems so he is probably right. I admit, I am devastated. I cannot look at this regally beautiful pet that I don't tear-up. She has been the most wonderful traveling companion, and I have never had a more devoted furry friend. The prognosis is very bad indeed and I am heartbroken.