Wednesday, June 20, 2007
These pictures, taken last week, are of Amor and her mate Poseidon (Po). Amor is the lovie with yellow coloring. Day before yesterday Amor passed away during the night.
Amore came to live with us after she was already an adult. We were in a pet store in Melbourne, FL and there was Amor. Her owner, who used to work there, was giving her up to make way for a nursery (don't get me started on that one). So, Amor was for sell for $50, which included her cage and toys. She was so frightened and I felt so bad for her that we paid for her and took her hom. But I'm afraid ww were never able to conquer her fear of humans, so after about a year, we had the opportunity to adopt Po and we took it. They have been madly in love ever since.
I am so sad that she has passed on. Amor was never mean, inspite of her fear. And even after her and Po became a couple, she never became the mean, bitey bird that I have so often heard about. Amor was just a very sweet bird and she will be sorely missed. Amor is not alone on the other side, as Micron and Valentine are waiting for her, as is Lady our bassett/beagle mix.
I do worry about Po, he looks so lonely in that cage. In awhile, we will probably seek a new mate for Po, but not right away. I really do believe he'll want another friend. Po and Amor were such a cute couple.
Goodbye Amor! We'll miss you!!