Originally Posted by David Miller
I know what you mean! We do put human emotions on our birds. I look at Ricochet as a brother in some ways. He and I have disagreements. Sometimes I want him to be put in his cage and he senses this, so he refuses to get on my finger. He knows what I am getting ready to do to him. It must be the way I act or look. I must give off some indication of my intentions.
They are smart! Mango expects you to look at him as equals.
I guess we love them so much, we overlook that they think differently than we do. When I had Bogie, though, he knew me backwards and forwards like no other! I would get mad at him for something and he would get out of my way! He knew he was in trouble.
Over all, we love our birds. When I lost Bogie, I grieved just as if he were human. I love that bird. It still hurts.
David and Ricochet
I think as much as we love all our pets and it hurts to lose any of them there is always that one special pet be it dog, cat, bird etc. that hurts just a little bit more. You had a very special relationship with Bogie that you may never have with another bird. From what you relay in your post regarding Bogie he was indeed a very special and unique bird. How wonderful to have experienced such a relationship with him. Enjoy his memory.