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Thursday, June 14, 2007

Sad News -- from the Tall One and Miss Prissy

Hello! This is the Tall One typing, with Miss Prissy sitting on my shoulder. She showed me this web site on the computer today and helped me log in. I am happy to find out that J. L. has created this site and made so many friends.

Sadly, Miss Prissy and I have very bad news, and I wanted to let you know right away. J. L. passed away this afternoon. When I got home, he was on the bottom of the cage, and he looked as if he was sleeping peacefully, every feather in place. I called the Cool One right away, and he came over immediately.

As you can tell from his last posts, J.L. was healthy and happy as always. He took a long nap behind the cage this morning, but he had done that before, and when I picked him up and put him on his perch right by the food dish, he seemed fine. I had no idea he would only be around a few more hours.

I have been his human for 7 years, and I never knew how old he was when the Cool One found him. I knew this day would come, but I had no idea it would be so soon. He looked very peaceful, so I know that he had not been sick or injured. I believe his little heart just gave out, and he went to sleep.

I don't think Miss Prissy realizes yet what has happened. She just knows that he is asleep and can't take care of the blog as usual, which is probably why she showed it to me. It will probably take a few days to her to understand that her mate is gone. Of course, I am worried about her, since she is such a social bird and loved having J.L. around. I don't want to think about it at this time, but I know she will need a new companion soon so she won't be lonely. I know J.L. would agree with me, since he positively adored Miss Prissy and always wanted her to be happy.

I know J.L. spent a lot of time building up this blog, and I am sure he planned for it to be continued for a very long time. Miss Prissy and I will be sad for quite a while, so I can't make any promises on when the next post will go up, but I am planning to keep this blog going. I am sure Miss Prissy will help me once she realizes what happened.

Please keep checking back with us. Thank you for being such good friends to my little tiel!


The Tall One with Miss Prissy


T-man said...

OH NO!!! I am so terribly sorry to hear of JL's passing! What a shock. You just never know when it's your time. At least he had a happy home and life with you and Miss Prissy, and his passing sounded peaceful.

I hope you keep your blog going with Miss Prissy. We have certainly enjoyed it.

We'll be thinking of you.

T-man, CC-man, and their mom

D said...

My really good friend, the Tall One, lost her best friend of seven years today. Today she came home and found her cockatiel J.L. at the bottom of his cage. He had passed away. She had called me and I came over and he apparently passed away in his sleep.

Just hours earlier, we had went to lunch and she said he was doing fine when she left her apartment and there was never no sign of any problems because he was acting and chirping like he normally did. We really never knew the age of J.L., but at the time, we knew that he was at least five years old, of course, that was just speculation. "Please send her your thoughts and lots of condolences as she is taking it real hard."

Seven years ago, I was sitting in my back yard on a windy April day, when I saw something fly over my head as I was sitting under the backyard patio. I thought it was a piece of a newspaper, but then it landed on the neighbor's roof crest and that's when I realized it was a cockatiel.

I had walked to my fence and whistled to him, he walked down the roof casually and then that's when he flew and landed on my dad's truck that was parked in the driveway, from there I approached him and that's when he stepped on my finger and the rest was history. That's when I decided that the Tall One should have him, she thought the world of him and him likewise.

She was very excited about her newfound friend. Some time later she got J. L. LeMone a partner, whom she named Miss Prissy. The Tall One was very fond and dedicated to him. J. L. LeMone will be sorely missed by The Tall One and Miss Prissy.

J. L. will never be forgotten.
The Cool One

Maggie said...

We're so sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved JL. We only know you by the comments that you left at T-man's blog. Please know we are sending lots of hugs your way.

Love ya lots,

Lynette said...

Oh I am so sorry to hear this, JL was clearly a very special bird and the world will not be the same without him. Our thoughts are with you and Miss Prissy at this difficult time. I do hope you keep the blog going too, in JL's honour.

Butchy & Snickers said...

We're so sorry to hear about the passing of J.L. We've heard about him from T-Man & CC-Man on their blog. We hope Miss Prissy doesn't get too lonely & sad. Be sure to give her extra attention. Sending healing hugs your way.
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

triple B said...

we are so sorry for your loss. CC man told us about JL's passing. he had a good and happy life and you loved him. now you can cherish your memories of him. so sorry...

Anonymous said...

NO, NO, NO, I can't believe it! My cockatiels and I loved J.L., he will be greatly missed. I hope that all of you (Miss Prissy, The Tall One, and The Cool One) are doing well. Please keep this wonderful blog going (in memory of J.L.) with Miss Prissy, and any other future cockatiels of yours. Just look forward to the day that you will meet him in Heaven.

Andrea said...

Jackie and me are so sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved JL. I´m shocking and very sad... Hugs to Miss Prissy.

Two Pis and a Poi said...

OH MY GOODNESS! I saw the Tall One's post on another blog about JL's passing. We are so, so very sorry! Michelle had a tiel for 20 years and she still cries for him at times. We know what wonderful friends you were. We are so, so very sorry.