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JAKE: 1985 - Feb. 20, 2011

edited 9:09AM in EggHead Forum
Evening friends. Have been away a while due to a lot of over time. Only cooked one time in the last three weeks.That is what almost straight 12 hour shift work will do to you. Doesn't look to be letting up any time soon.
Haven't had it in me to post but I feel I need to as he was as much a fixture and part of the Forum as me.I regret to tell you that Jake, my little Nanday parrot and forum mascot, died Sunday morning at 3am. He was fine Saturday morning when we took Auron to Schutzhund training in Little Rock but knew he was bad sick when we got home that evening. I made arrangements to meet specialist vet out of town at 8am Sunday morning and Doreen was going to take him while I was at work. Alass it was not ment to be. He could not hold his head up off the bottom of the cage when I got up at 2:30 for work.
Twenty five years I had Jake. He was a scared, crazy little bird back in Oct. of 85' which I first moved out of La. Tech dorms into the frat house. He was for sale at Walmart for about $150 which was a lot of money back then for a college guy but I wanted him so I sold some school books, pocketed the money for them from my folks and bought Jake. I still have pics in my head of walking around in a loin cloth with Jake perched on a bamboo staff at frat parties!! Lol Nothing bothered him. People, strange places, noise he took it all in stride. Those who were at Oklahoma last year and were privileged to meet him know what I mean. He flew from person to person in Ann's room flapping his wings and screaching because he was happy. I don't think there has ever been a better adjusted bird any where.
For 25 years threw happyness and sorrow, college, first job and home, marriage and countless deaths of my other animal kids Jake was the only constant. All ways there, never changing. Now he's gone and the world is just a little smaller because of it. Advradge age of a Nanday is about 15 years and as the Bible says he was old and full of years and I have no regrets about his care or the way I treated him but sure miss my little buddy.
I all ways say Life is for the living and Jake would not want us to be sad. At 45 I'm old enough to know never is a long time but can't see a glass of tea with a plated food pic for a long time out of me. Just not right with out a little green bird on it. Good night friends.












The last pic

Rest in peace little buddy. :(


  • Sorry to hear of the loss of Jake. Pets become a part of the family, especially after 25 years.
  • XLentEGGXLentEGG Posts: 433
    I am sorry for your loss. Best wishes to you and yours.
    More meat please !! :-)
  • Deane, I am so sorry to hear about your beloved Jake. :(

    I am sure he is perched on God's shoulder and is looking after you and Doreen.

    Everyone on the forum enjoyed your posts with Jake.
  • FluffybFluffyb Posts: 1,815
    My goodness Deane, I have no words on the loss of Jake. I know he was a incredible companion. There is some comfort of knowing you had him so long. Hope your great memories of him help you through the sorrow. I wish you and Doreen my best, you will be in my thougts.
  • "Sparky""Sparky" Posts: 6,024
    So sorry to hear that buddy.I always looked forward to your posts,just because of Jake :whistle: .May he rest in peace :(
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Deane I'm very very sorry for your loss. Can't imagine the forum without him and even though I'm not an extreme mascot lover I can feel it this time. Wish you get over it soon & expect good news when you are ready for them
  • thechief96thechief96 Posts: 1,908
    I am saddened to hear about Jake. I always enjoyed seeing him on the glass.
    Dave San Jose, CA The Duke of Loney
  • Aw JL,

    I am so sorry. Poor guy, he has been so much a part of this forum. I hope it was peaceful for him.



    Caledon, ON


  • Our thoughts and prayers for you during your adjustment to your loss. His long well enjoyed life is a testament to the exceptional care you gave him. He will be missed in your future photo post as it was always different than any other food pic's on the forum and a treat to see your little buddy enjoying those great dinners together.
    BGE'er since 1996 Large BGE 1996, Small BGE 1996, Mini BGE 1997
  • TNmikeTNmike Posts: 643
    Sorry to hear of your loss of Jake. Your opening pics of the Raws and closing pic of Jake on the glass of tea are a Trademark of the forum. Mike

  • RIP Jake --- looking at your past posted pictures, i always said this bird has a great life. Just consider how many pet birds never get out of their cage. You gave him hours of attention and he, intern gave it back to you! Thats what pets are all about.
  • hornhonkhornhonk Posts: 3,841
    Sorry for your loss. He appeared to have a wonderfull birdy life. You meant a lot to him.
  • you know the pits and i are thinking of you and doreen.. bummed i never got to meet Jake.. reading about your frat adventures with Jake reminded me of when you told me it was a good thing that Jake did not talk after what he saw.. he was a blessing to be grateful for .
  • Capt FrankCapt Frank Posts: 2,578
    So very sorry, I know it is tough. I never had the privilege of meeting Jake but always enjoyed your posts/pics. It was obvious that he was a happy fella. He will be missed. Take care, we will be thinking about you :(
  • LDDLDD Posts: 1,225
    sorry for your loss man. I always enjoyed seeing him in your posts.
    context is important :)
  • God Bless Jake...
    Sorry for your lose. Always Keep the positive.
  • Even though I am still fairly new to the forum, It was always great to see Jake. I'm am sorry for your loss.
  • gdenbygdenby Posts: 5,940
    Wow, man, a beautiful elegy for your friend. Thanks, I'm reminded that the old cat buffing my legs should not be ignored.
  • SlickSlick Posts: 382
    Sorry for your loss. Relationships with pets can be very special, and it looks like you and Jake had the type of bond that one usually only sees in movies or books. You've been blessed.
  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    Really sad news Deane. Nothing I can say will help other than time. Your right because Jake was a part of this forum and viewed in this house whenever I opened your cook post.
  • BENTEBENTE Posts: 8,337
    wow man that is sad. i will miss seeing him

    happy eggin


    Anderson S.C.

    "Life is too short to be diplomatic. A man's friends shouldn't mind what he does or says- and those who are not his friends, well, the hell with them. They don't count."

    Tyrus Raymond Cobb

  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 13,000
    Deane, I'm very sorry to hear about Jake. I always enjoyed seeing him in your posts. It is obvious that he was well loved and well cared for! And that he was special! I know how much you will miss him.

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!


    Central Connecticut 

  • Aww Man...! I can only imagine how lost you feel after such a long time.

    I'll hurt with you Buddy.

    Spring "A Loss Is A Loss No Matter What Or Who It Is" Chicken
    Spring Texas USA
  • misfitmisfit Posts: 358
    Aww Man, I am, as with many of the others, truly sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing Jake with us over the years. Always knew that final plated pic was coming up and he would be there. You have many adventures to look back on and smile, so do that.

    Take care.
  • Spring HenSpring Hen Posts: 1,568
    Words can't express how sad I feel. I always looked for Jake every time you posted pictures...he will be to you and Doreen at this sad time.
    Covington, Louisiana USA
  • I haven't been here long, but quickly identified him. I know losing a pet is tough, so I wish you the best during this difficult time :(
  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    My condolencese to you and Doreen. I am so sorry for your loss of such a great friend. He will not be forgotten.
    Colorado Springs
    "Loney Queen"
    "Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieve it."
    Bill Bradley; American hall of fame basketball player, Rhodes scholar, former U.S. Senator from New Jersey
    LBGE, MBGE, SBGE , MiniBGE and a Mini Mini BGE
  • Jake will be missed! Always looked forward to Jake's pics! :)
    So sorry to hear the news Deane, he led a charmed life that would not have been possible with out your contribution. Be proud of his life, it couldn't have been any better.


  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,738
    Deane I am so used to seeing Jake in your shots. He will be missed by all of us.
    Jake was a standard on the forum.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 3 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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