Thursday, September 13, 2007

Alex, Famous Intelligent Parrot, is dead

"You be good, I love you. I'll see you tomorrow." --Irene Pepperberg's last words to her beloved avian friend, Alex

Alex's response: "You'll be in tomorrow."

Good Mourning, Everyone! Joy to you and me.

Today we honor famous parrot, Alex.

You may remember Alex.

Alex was the brainy bird who could count to 6; knew the difference between colors, blue, green, yellow, and red. Alex could even tell shapes.

The African Grey parrot was found dead in his cage Friday.

Alex died during the night, after Irene Pepperberg, Brandeis University scientist, said goodnight to her beloved avian friend.

Said Pepperberg, "It's devastating to lose an individual you've worked with pretty much every day for 30 years."

Griefcase sends sincerest condolences to Irene Pepperberg, Brandeis University, and Alex's friends who made up his close-knit family.

To Everyone: Griefcase wishes mourning joy all the days of your lives.

After we remember Him, fingerhug your pen. Open what I lovingly refer to as a joy-nal, set a clock timer for ten minutes, and write something. Go ahead. I dare you.

Have an abundantly, joy-filled day, Everyone. And remember, we're not alone.


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