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.

Fly High, Mr. Zippers

17 thoughts on “Fly High, Mr. Zippers

  • October 11, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    Awww. Rest in peace, little Zipperton.

  • October 11, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    You said it best — fly high, Mr. Zippers! Hugs to you and Cynthia.

  • October 11, 2008 at 5:36 pm

    Sorry for your loss. He seemed like a great little guy.

  • October 11, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    Oh no! Poor Mr. Zippers. I am very sorry.

  • October 11, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    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

  • October 12, 2008 at 2:02 am

    I’m tearing up just reading this. I am so sorry. You and Cynthia have my deepest sympathies.

  • October 12, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    Ouch. 🙁

    Christmas Eve 1997 saw me have to put cat to sleep because of a nasty virus that got to his liver and heart.


  • October 12, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    Sorry to hear.

    Every pet I ever have had that has passed, makes me appreciate the ones I have now a little more. They are a blessing in so many ways.

  • October 13, 2008 at 9:05 am

    I’m so sorry to hear about Mr. Zippers.

  • October 13, 2008 at 12:22 pm

    From one companion animal family to another, you have our deepest condolences.

  • October 13, 2008 at 12:47 pm

    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.


  • October 14, 2008 at 7:59 am

    I am so sorry to learn of your loss. (hugs)

  • October 14, 2008 at 11:17 am

    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,

  • October 17, 2008 at 9:24 am

    So sorry to hear it.

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