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.