leo and bentley

Bentley:​ ​“Leo,​ ​I​ ​have​ ​some​ ​sad​ ​news​ ​to​ ​share.”

Leo:​ ​“What​ ​is​ ​it​ ​Bentley?”

Bentley:​ ​“I​ ​lost​ ​my​ ​good​ ​buddy,​ ​Diego.”

Leo:​ ​“I’m​ ​so​ ​sorry​ ​Bentley. ​Your​ ​heart​ ​must​ ​really​ ​be​ ​sad.”

Bentley:​ ​“Leo​ ​you’re​ ​a​ ​lucky​ ​bird. As​ ​a​ ​Macaw​ ​you​ ​can​ ​live​ ​a​ ​very​ ​long​ ​time!​
​So, ​Leo,​ ​why​ ​do you​ ​think​ ​dogs​ ​don’t​ ​live​ ​as​ ​long​ ​as​ ​some​ ​birds?​ ​You​ ​know​ ​the​ ​average​ ​life​ ​expectancy​ ​of​ dogs ranges​ ​from​ ​8​ ​-​ ​15​ ​years,​ ​and​ ​the​ ​average​ ​life​ ​expectancy​ ​of​ ​a​ ​Macaw​ ​like​ ​yourself​ ​is​ ​over​ ​100 years.”

Leo:​ ​“​Yep,​ ​isn’t​ ​that​ ​crazy?!​ ​​ ​Often​ ​we​ ​parrots​ ​outlive​ ​our​ ​Companion​ ​owners.​ ​This​ ​is​ ​why​ ​it​’s​ ​so important​ ​to​ ​have​ ​a​ ​place​ ​like​ ​‘Birds​ ​on​ ​the​ ​Brink​ ​Sanctuary.’​ ​It’s a​ ​safe​ ​place​ ​for​ ​endangered​ ​birds to​ ​be​ ​cared​ ​for​ ​and​ ​live​ ​out​ ​their​ ​lives.​ ​
You​ ​know,​ ​it​ ​takes​ ​a​ ​special​ ​person,​ ​a​ ​“bird​ ​person”​ ​to​ ​care for​ ​birds, ​Bentley. That’s​ ​why​ ​it’s​ ​really​ ​important​ ​for​ ​people​ ​to​ ​prepare​ ​for​ ​our​ ​future​ ​care. Not just​ ​any​body​ ​will​ ​take​ ​us.​ ​​

​There​ ​are​ ​a​ ​lot​ ​of​ ​options​ ​we​ ​can​ ​talk​ ​about​ ​next​ ​time​ ​when​ ​your heart​ ​feels​ ​better!”

 

 

Goodbye Diego from Bentley

Diego
(2005-2017)

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