Friday, June 19, 2009

Gobi and the Birds of the Arts Club






There is an incredible collection of birds at The National Arts Club where my friend Jen works: The African Raven, who'll go for your necklace every time, some birds whose names I can't remember who fly back and forth all day, and below, Gobi, the Green Quaker Parrot, the chubby ornery little greeny, who got dropped off at the club one day, nervously picked his neck feathers until he decided Jen was his "girlfriend", clucked and jibbered and learned to say "thank you" and "I love you", who wove elaborate nests between the wires of his cage with twine, loved plums and grapes and macaroni and cheese, and who got jealous anytime Jim would come in, and was carried up to Jen's office for the last 5 years. He kept her company while she worked and she kept him company while he worked. Jen is on her way today to adopt a new office-mate. I think the silence is too much.




we love you Gobi,
?-2009

Gobi photos by Jim

8 comments:

cindy* said...

the silence must be terrible for jen. how heartbreaking...sending condolences from the west.

The Royal Me said...

Rest in peace sweet green boy. it was nice knowing you!

much love

k

Julia said...

Oh dear, how sad! I hope she finds a new office mate soon!

cindy : quaint said...

i'm sorry about gobi. birds seem like such nice pets. i hope you tell us when she finds her new office mate.

Elizabeth said...

Gobi is VERY cool!

heidi said...

WOW!! Nice pics, Jim! I never knew about the bird collection, though I did enjoy playing pool in the basement there ;-)

taypee said...

Thanks, Bubblekitten.

Mrs.French said...

this makes me sad...gobi is for sure in the best pird heaven...xo t

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