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Ya’ know what else Paul did? He got an African Gray Parrot, name of Onan, that he knew he wouldn’t be able to bring home with him when he returns to the US of A. I wonder if Onan knows about this. I can’t imagine how sad he will be when his pet human, who he loves, hands him off to some stranger and says “Bye”.
The Mango is actually sympathetic to Paul, because she had to give up two cats that she really loved, (O’brien the budgie was friends with one of them, and was sad to see him go) and knows how much it hurts, but she also can’t see getting a companion animal that you know you will some day have to part with. But then, she also says that she would not want to get an animal that would outlive her, because she would rather lose her friend and be sad than wonder if the animal’s next human would love it as much as she did, share their food, etc. I find that kind of contradictory but, oh, hell, here she comes, bye…