Happy birthday @pepperandpals . I was hesitant to post this on your birthday proper because I didn’t want to bum you out on your special day. But this isn’t a sad post, it’s a happy one.
I am wishing you happy birthday with my very best bird friend, Hermie, who passed away this past December at the ripe old age of 35. This photo was taken in September before he began his final molt, though he was still handsome even until the end.
Your blog has been a real delight for me (and my mom) ever since Hermie left us. I’ll always love birds and seeing them flirt and play in your stewardship has made the memory of my own feathery friend feel that much closer. Thank you. :)