On 3/30/07, Big Mikey wrote:
> TO ALL OF YOU "HOLIER THAN THOU" BIRD OWNERS, I'VE OWNED
> BIRDS ALL MY LIFE, AND THIS IS THE FIRST TIME IN 20 YEARS
> THAT I'VE BEEN WITHOUT A JOB. OK? SO EXCUSE THE HELL OUT
> OF ME FOR PUTTING MY CHILDREN FIRST. BY THE WAY MY SON AND
> I HAD TO PUT THE BIRD TO SLEEP, SHE WAS VERY BAD OFF, AND
> HE'S VERY SORRY HE DIDNT NOTICE THE LEG THING SOONER. THIS
> IS THE FIRST TIME HE WAS RAISING A BIRD ON HIS OWN, AND HE
> IS DEVISTATED. SO TO ALL OF YOU " IF YOU CANT AFORD A
> BIRD......" PEOPLE, YOU CAN KISS MY ASS!
Thanks, but I'll decline the invitation.
Now moving on to your story...
You didn't mention any of the above in your original post.
It wouldn't have excused your negligence, but it would have
made it more understandable.
Unless your son is 5 or is mentally challenged, he should
have been astute enough to notice a black leg. Also, if you
were mentoring him, you should be on top of what's going on
with "his" birds. His oblivion doesn't excuse the situation
and you should be overseeing the care or lack thereof of his
If for nothing else, you son has learned a valuable lesson.
When money is unavailable and a bird needs veterinary care,
we have no choice but to kill the bird. Yes, that's a very