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Plato (RIP: 9/10/08)

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Sad news. Plato passed away Wednesday, 9/10/08 in her sleep. We don't know what happened--wasn'- t aware that she was sick if she was--appeared to be her normal self prior to her untimely death. We are all very sad and will miss her--she was a sweet little bird. Her original owner of 10 years was moving--I needed to be adopted.

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Hi! My name is Plato (RIP: 9/10/08)

I am a Cockatiel from Derry, NH.

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I have my own (not quite that loud conure is with me) room that I am free to fly in

I'm a quiet girl--I like to hang out on my window sill and check out the goings on in the backyard.

I may be the smallest bird in this crazy zoo but I'm the smartest!.

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01/27/2009 04:02.27 PM  
  Happy New Year Dear Plato
One of the sadest moments of 2008 was losing you, I know your happy where you are but those of us left behind still carry a sadness in our heart from missing you so much. I hope our Nigel and Boo are taking good care of you and showering you with all their special love..We will never forget you dear friend, Our love Smokey

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10/29/2008 10:20.43 AM  
  Hi Plato
Flying by with your absentee vote. Not much happening around here except mum gave us lots of head scratches today.Hope all is well with your flock- mum says I should fly by and meet them. Unfortunately she that wont be today cos she is running late again. Bye...love from Mr BB and Honey av4u2

Come visit me, Tico, SECURITY ...GRRRR, Jack....squack, Apollo & Mr BB and Honey.

10/19/2008 01:44.01 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Angel Plato
Mum has heard that some birdies really love peanut butter, so she is going shopping tomorrow and will put it on the list! Mmmmm- Crunchy or smooth, that is the question heehee. maybe our newest flock member Apollo will like it- he's weird you know- he doesnt like to eat ANYTHING that humans like. Go figure!!...love from Mr BB and Honey av4 Angel Plato

Come visit me, Tico, SECURITY ...GRRRR, Jack....squack, Apollo & Mr BB and Honey.

10/16/2008 11:29.41 PM Report This Comment  
  Marvin here
Thanks so much on the compliments on our pics. Here's a vote in honor of Plato. Marvin

Come visit me, Gunner, Savannah, Lucky...RIP & Stormy.

10/16/2008 10:21.22 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Angel Plato
Just flying you in a vote. Hope your mum and the rest of the crew are well...love from Mr BB and Honey av4u

Come visit me, Tico, SECURITY ...GRRRR, Jack....squack, Apollo & Mr BB and Honey.

09/29/2008 04:57.49 AM Report This Comment  
  MARVIN HERE
Here's another vote in honor of you Plato. I will never forget you !!! Marvin

Come visit me, Gunner, Savannah, Lucky...RIP & Stormy.

09/25/2008 07:53.26 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Angel Plato
Well, we helped mum to get the veggies ready and it was going well until Jack decided to jump in the bowl of beans!! Mum wasn't too happy cos ashe had to start them all over again as her guests were due to arrive any minute. She did contemplate serving them up anyway, but decided she probably shouldn't- maybe they might've found a little extra something in them neabs- if you know what we mean heeheehee. Goodnight from us...Mr BB and Honey av4 Angel Plato

Come visit me, Tico, SECURITY ...GRRRR, Jack....squack, Apollo & Mr BB and Honey.

09/25/2008 05:15.13 AM Report This Comment  
  MARVIN HERE
HERE'S A VOTE IN HONOR OF PLATO. MARVIN

Come visit me, Gunner, Savannah, Lucky...RIP & Stormy.

09/22/2008 01:43.30 PM Report This Comment  
  Plato
My name is Kelly. I'm an African Grey who heard of your death last week from my dear friend CocoPuff and Smokey. I apologize that I did not come by then to leave word of the sadness I felt in the BC's loss of another little friend or a tender hug for your parronts who are surely still missing their sweet little gal. Thank you for being yet another wonderful bird that continues to give birds everywhere a good reputation as a pet; your sweetness, your wisdom, your good morning songs all supported the truth that birds are wonderful companions. With love - Kelly *v*

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09/22/2008 01:12.21 PM Report This Comment  
  Too true
Plato and Mom, yes it's only too true how such tiny birds can just grab hold of our hearts so fiercely. 'tiels are just the most enchanting birds in the world; of course all birds are enchanting.Lucky loved his sunlight room too. It got the morning sun, and he would often sing to the sun as it filled his room, and then call to me to wake up and come pay him attention. Squawks!Angel Lucky and JoJo

Come visit me, Angel Lucky- RIP & Skitters--.

09/17/2008 06:20.35 PM Report This Comment  
  Marvin here
That's my human brother ...all right!! He help mom with me, when I got my special bath with stuff called Feather Shine Shampoo . It's going to help me not pick ..."we'll see..hehehe !!. V4U and Hugs & kisses. Marvin

Come visit me, Gunner, Savannah, Lucky...RIP & Stormy.

09/17/2008 09:10.25 AM Report This Comment  
  My sincerest condolences
Plato's mom- I was on another page when I saw that you had just lost Plato. I lost my beloved Lucky just a week ago today. I never thought his passing would be so hard. If you ever want to talk about Plato, please feel free to stop by. JoJo and Angel Lucky

Come visit me, Angel Lucky- RIP & Skitters--.

09/16/2008 07:43.46 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi
You're very welcome, we wish we'd had the pleasure of meeting Plato and of being friends.Just pecking the vote off tonight cos we have visitors coming and mums running very, very LATE heehee. She's the cook !!!...love from Mr BB and Honey. av4u2, I will aquawk more with you tomorrow!!

Come visit me, Tico, SECURITY ...GRRRR, Jack....squack, Apollo & Mr BB and Honey.

09/16/2008 03:36.55 AM Report This Comment  
  MARVIN HERE
Flying by in honor of my little friend Plato.I will always remember you plato !I know your at peace now with all the other rainbow buddies. May you fly high, until we meet again! Here's a vote in honor of you Plato.Marvin

Come visit me, Gunner, Savannah, Lucky...RIP & Stormy.

09/15/2008 05:40.03 PM Report This Comment  
  HI JOJO
Your so very welcome and we put Plato's picture on our memorial page. She sure was a very pretty girl and I never even knew that Cosmo and Coco were her brothers. Boy what a small world. hee hee!! I hope you have a good day and I am so sorry for your loss. Love ya, Rocky♥ R(*><*)F xoxoxoxoxoxox V4U

Come visit me, MEMORIAL PAGE 2 ~WE WILL MISS U DUSTY, , MEMORIAL PAGE FOR BC FRIENDS /WE'LL MISS U PEEWEE!, <@BUDDY JR.@>WE'LL ALWAYS LOVE U DUSTY & BOBO aaaah Spring is here!! ~UR IN R HEARTS DUSTY.

09/15/2008 03:26.10 PM Report This Comment  
  SHE IS STILL THERE
I was near you, by your bed last night; I came to have a peek.
I could see that you were crying, you found it hard to sleep.

I chattered to you softly as you brushed away a tear,
"It's me, I haven't left you. I'm well. I'm fine. I'm here."

I was close to you at breakfast. I watched you pour the tea.
You were thinking of the many times your hands reached out to me.

I was with you at my grave today. You tend it with such care.
I want to reassure you, that I am not lying there.

I flew with you back towards the house. As you fumbled for your key,
I gently touched you with a feather, I smiled and said, "It's me."

You looked so very tired, and sank into a chair.
I tried so hard to let you know that I was perching there.

It's possible for me to be so near you everyday
To say to you with certainty, "I never went away."

You sat there very quietly, and then smiled. I think you knew
In the stillness of that evening, I was very close to you.

The day is over - I smile and watch you yawning
And say, "Good night, God bless, I'll see you in the morning."

And when the time is right for you to cross the brief divide,
I'll fly across to greet you and we'll enter side by side.

I have many things to show you. There is so much for you to see.
Be patient, live your journey out... then come home to be with me....sorry we are late,but we didn't know,Plato past away,we are so sorry for your lost.JABBA and The Star Wars Gang and mommy Tina

Come visit me, PADME"GUS IS MY FUTURE HUSBAND", Leia"I Like Tiki", BOBA, Bly,Commander Bly"I'M A BOY", YODA"FLY FREE BUDDY& ANAKIN,WE' LL MISS YOU", Jango & JABBA R.I.P. 4/20/06 - 11/4/09.

09/15/2008 11:06.30 AM Report This Comment  
  Our deepest sympathy
We have just read on Smokeys page about the passing of your dear Tiel Plato and we wanted to come by and pay our respects. Sadly, we didn't know your little guy but we are truly saddened just the same. Our mum loves all her feathered babies but she has an extra special place for all Tiels, with no exceptions. We are sorry your "earth angel" is now at rainbow Bridge,maybe he will meet another of our little friends up there Lucky- who passed away last week. A big wing hug for you all and a special angel vote for Plato...love from Mr BB and Honey

Come visit me, Tico, SECURITY ...GRRRR, Jack....squack, Apollo & Mr BB and Honey.

09/15/2008 03:58.11 AM Report This Comment  
  SO SORRY
I'm so sorry for your loss. I just read about her on Ritch's page. I would like to add her to my memorial page if it's ok with you? She was a very beautiful girl and I wish I could have met her soon so we could have been friends. So sorry and now she's flying high over the rainbow bridge with the rest of our BC friends. RIP Sweet girl! We will miss you... Love, Rocky♥ R(*><*)F xoxoxoxox V4U

Come visit me, MEMORIAL PAGE 2 ~WE WILL MISS U DUSTY, , MEMORIAL PAGE FOR BC FRIENDS /WE'LL MISS U PEEWEE!, <@BUDDY JR.@>WE'LL ALWAYS LOVE U DUSTY & BOBO aaaah Spring is here!! ~UR IN R HEARTS DUSTY.

09/13/2008 10:22.09 AM Report This Comment  
  For Plato's Family
I hope the following Poem can give you some degree of comfort. Mom & Smokey




"I'll lend you, for a little while, a bird of mine," He said.
"For you to love while he lives, and mourn when he is dead.

It may be six or seven years, or maybe twenty-three,
But will you, till I call him back, take care of him for me?

He'll bring his charms to gladden you, and shall his stay be brief,
You'll have his lovely memories as solace for your grief.

I cannot promise he will stay, as all from Earth return,
But there are lessons taught down there I want this bird to learn.

I've looked the whole world over in my search for teachers true,
And from the throngs that crowd life's lanes, I have selected you.

Now will you give him all your love - not think this labor vain,
Nor hate me when I come to call, to take him back again.

I fancied that I heard them say, 'Dear Lord, thy will be done.'
For all the joy this bird shall bring, the risk of grief we'll run.

We'll shower him with tenderness and love while we may,
And for the happiness we've known, forever grateful stay.

And should the angels call for him much sooner than we planned,
We'll brave the bitter grief that comes, and try to understand."

If, by your love, you've managed, my wishes to achieve,
In memory of him you've loved; be thankful; do not grieve.

Cherish every moment of your feathered charge.
He filled your home with songs of joy the time he was alive.
Let not his passing take from you those memories to enjoy.

"I will lend to you, a Bird", God said, and teach you all you have to do.
And when I call him back to heaven, you will know he loved you too.

Come visit me, ~CoCoPuff~, ~Rusty~, ~ Romey~ & Our Angel Wings Toy Shoppe.

09/13/2008 07:41.25 AM Report This Comment  
  My Dear Plato and Mom
My heart is breaking to hear the sad news of my dear friend passing to the Rainbow Bridge. Please know that we love him very much, you will be in our hearts and prayers. I hope you can be comforted by the sweet memories he leaves behind. If I can do anything at all please let me know..
Smokey and Mom

Come visit me, ~CoCoPuff~, ~Rusty~, ~ Romey~ & Our Angel Wings Toy Shoppe.

09/13/2008 07:27.13 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Dear Friend
I wanted to come by and say hi, haven't had a chance to get much puter time lately. But haven't forgotton you. Come visit when you get a chance. dropping a vote, Smokey

Come visit me, ~CoCoPuff~, ~Rusty~, ~ Romey~ & Our Angel Wings Toy Shoppe.

09/09/2008 02:49.50 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Plato
I've been thinking of you,hope your doing okay.We don't see much of you guys anymore. Hope everything is okay, Love,Smokey

Come visit me, ~CoCoPuff~, ~Rusty~, ~ Romey~ & Our Angel Wings Toy Shoppe.

08/25/2008 04:07.22 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Plato
Haven't chirped at you in a while so wanted to come by and check in to see how your doing. I'm still being my sweet self, staying out of trouble. Going outside every chance we get for some fresh air, it's gotten a little cooler here so it's nice. You take care and hope to see you soon, Love Smokey

Come visit me, ~CoCoPuff~, ~Rusty~, ~ Romey~ & Our Angel Wings Toy Shoppe.

08/18/2008 10:07.22 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey there
Mommy is chilling at skin sisters. We are sneeking a second on skin-sisters computer. Mommy brought us over to pick up skin bro for football practice. Mommy is going to send us home with skin brother but we thought it would be interesting to use her computer first. Skin sisters baby is attempting to hatch. Got to fly here's a vote and a big birdie hug.

Come visit me, Skippy *06-05-06*, George *10-2-01*, Baby *6-26-07* & Sassy *4-4-01*.

08/12/2008 05:11.14 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Plato
How have you been, stopping off to give you a vote and hug. Hope to see you soon. Love,Smokey

Come visit me, ~CoCoPuff~, ~Rusty~, ~ Romey~ & Our Angel Wings Toy Shoppe.

08/03/2008 08:09.38 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Plato
Smokey here, with a vote and hug. Hope your flock is doing okay. We're all fine. Mom took Romeo and CoCo in for a yrly vet check Monday, so everyone is good and healthy.
Have a great day. See you soon. Smokey v4u

Come visit me, ~CoCoPuff~, ~Rusty~, ~ Romey~ & Our Angel Wings Toy Shoppe.

07/30/2008 06:38.26 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Plato
We will get me a cagemate soon. Mom's kinda waiting in hopes we'll find a rescue maybe. Or the two tiels that visit me will come to stay forever. Just gotta be patient, even though it's hard. I kinda like the handsome fella I see in my mirrow, I snuggle with him all the time. Beaky kisses and a vote Smokey

Come visit me, ~CoCoPuff~, ~Rusty~, ~ Romey~ & Our Angel Wings Toy Shoppe.

07/15/2008 12:48.01 PM Report This Comment  
  Greetings from the Oshkosh flock
Mommy's sharing her computer again with my college student skin sister. She goes to college on-line. That translated into very limited computer time. Sis is sleeping so we tookover the computer. Hope you have a great weekend. Sassy and I are going camping with my skin siblings and the g-kids. I don't know if I'm excited, scared or both. Mommy's got our travel perchs and harnesses out so I'm ready to fly...A quick peck at the vote thingy and a big birdy hug and I'm off. Baby

Come visit me, Skippy *06-05-06*, George *10-2-01*, Baby *6-26-07* & Sassy *4-4-01*.

07/11/2008 06:09.39 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Plato
Before Boo my best friend and cagemate died I was a very happy little bird. Then the two tiels came visiting for a couple of weeks and i was happy again. That's why Mom thinks I need a cagemate. I don't like to be touched or held either. So it's a lonely life for a single tiel. The big guys are bully's sometimes. I like to hear them talk though. Mom want to hold and cuddle me so bad, but I just can't tolerate it so she just talks to me and lets me play outside my cage when Romeo is all locked up. Need to fly, think I'll get a bath today, it's really hot here. See ya Smokey

Come visit me, ~CoCoPuff~, ~Rusty~, ~ Romey~ & Our Angel Wings Toy Shoppe.

07/08/2008 07:04.07 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Plato
I know what you mean, why do the big guys always pick on us. We never do anything wrong. We're probably the best behaved birdies in the flock. Romeo bothers me all the time. He gets on my chance every chance he gets. He's always in trouble for that. You would think his hard head would learn that he'll end up back in his cage. That always tickles me. Here's a vote, we little guys gotta stick together. Smokey

Come visit me, ~CoCoPuff~, ~Rusty~, ~ Romey~ & Our Angel Wings Toy Shoppe.

07/07/2008 12:11.47 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi plato
I totally agree with you. Romeo is all time bothering me or getting on my cage. I usually jump down to the bottom so he can't get me. Mom always gets him and puts him in time out, that means locked in his cage. teehee. Mom's afraid he'll hurt me and probably would if he got the chance. CoCo sometimes gets in my cage but she don't try to hurt me. I usually scream and Mom has to put her in time out. I never have to do time out. I'm the best of the bunch.Smokey

Come visit me, ~CoCoPuff~, ~Rusty~, ~ Romey~ & Our Angel Wings Toy Shoppe.

07/04/2008 08:48.41 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Plato
Guess what, my skinbro is letting me take his big bad 4 wheeler to Asha's party in GA, I love the wind in my feathers. He even put special seatbelts on so the cops won't stop me. I'll give everyone a ride when I get there. Hope you can make it. Smokey v4u

Come visit me, ~CoCoPuff~, ~Rusty~, ~ Romey~ & Our Angel Wings Toy Shoppe.

07/02/2008 08:31.32 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Plato
Glad you like the leather look. It's kinda cool to me to. Good thing we got Mom's to protect us from those big guys. Romeo tries to bother me all the time. When he's outside his cage and Mom turn her back he heads for my cage. She's always there to get him, then he gets time out for bothering me. I love it. He doesn't bother CoCo, she screams at him really loud when he gets close and once she even bit his toes, serves him right for thinking because he's so big, everything belongs to him. NOT.
See ya later Smokey v4u

Come visit me, ~CoCoPuff~, ~Rusty~, ~ Romey~ & Our Angel Wings Toy Shoppe.

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