Patricia Sund is a Free-Lance Writer residing in Florida with her three African Greys. She has been published in About.com, Bird Talk Magazine, Birds USA, In Your Flock Magazine, Good Bird Magazine as well as numerous websites and newsletters. She is currently doing research for a book titled "Parrot Nation".
December 3, 2008 at 5:37 pm
Wow, what a great, but touching blog post. I’m Alex, Beverly’s little brother. Maisy was so special to our family for many years and we will truly miss her tremendously. She was always at our family get-togethers and brought so much joy to us! I remember her when she was this rampant little dwarf tearing up my sisters kitchen and bathroom as well as her boyfriends’ sneakers and cd’s. She was so hard to handle as a pup, but never really got out of hand! She always knew how we felt and always made us happy with her “hovering” stance (bev knows what i’m talking about) and her cute tail-waggin’ techniques. She had such a warm, vibrant soul and it showed through those huge, beautiful eyes.
When I opened up your blog page and saw that face again, I shed a tear, knowing that I never really got to properly say goodbye to little Maisy moo. I’m still stunned and you’re right Patricia about Maisy having a wonderful life. She was always happy and had a great mother, family and friends! She will always be in our hearts and minds forever!
Till we meet again Maisy!
December 3, 2008 at 6:08 pm
Maisy Moo was a wonderful little girl and I am so sorry for your loss as well as Bevy’s. I was quite lucky to have known her and my life has been for the better for having her in my life. I adored that little girl and I am stunned from her passing. I have been preparing for this but it’s never easy no matter how prepared you are. The photo I posted of Ms. Maisy Moo is my favorite photo of her; I took it this past summer on one of her great days of playing “rocket girl” (running to my door out of the elevator), “hoovering’ the tossed vegetables from my parrots bowls, and making sure the potted ficus tree on my front porch didn’t unexpectedly get up and move. I won’t even get into her fabulous torture game with me I called “Laser Eyes”. I have my wonderful “Letters From Maisy” that your sister has and I am so glad that I wrote those for her.
The great part about Maisy? She had lots of friends and she made all of us feel special. I am simply heart-broken and I will miss her for the rest of my days.
December 3, 2008 at 8:13 pm
Patricia..meeting you the other night and seeing the love you share with your birds and dog, i realized on that sad morning that you were the one that could help bevy since both alex and myself could not get to her right away. you are a dear friend and both marc and myself walked out realizing that all we had heard about you, from bevy, was so true.
Maisy meant the world to me, she was a very special dog and when i lost my own dog she was the only other that i was able to get near and love without feeling i was cheating (that may sound strange, but animal lovers might understand). she and bevy lived with me in new york for some months and with that and her visits i was able to enjoy her immensely.
moments i will always treasure include maisy and thunder and maisy hearing the bike bell, and the fact that she always had a smile on her face. she was a happy dog and she loved this entire family and we in turn loved her very much!
once again, thank you for being such a good friend to my sister and my little niece maisy-moo