Thursday, May 10, 2007

Las Vegas Is For The Birds?

This amazing but true story is just another of so many runaway animal stories. Why do pets leave the security of a caring owner? Sometimes, the urge to go to Vegas is like the call of the wild. I wonder if "Dusty" stayed at the Flamingo? I'm amazed that there is a web site for lost birds!

This story is from ArcaMax Publishing, Inc.

Parrot escapes for Las Vegas vacation

DETROIT (UPI) -- A parrot that abruptly left its Michigan owners seven months ago was tracked down recently 2,000 miles away enjoying an impromptu Las Vegas vacation.

Pet owner April Konopka of New Boston, Mich., said she had never given up hope of one day finding her lost parrot, Dusty -- and on April 21 she was reunited with her feathery friend, after learning it had taken up residence in Las Vegas, The Detroit News reported.

How the bird traveled 2,000 miles since vanishing Sept. 17 remains a mystery. It was recaptured at Las Vegas' Nellis Air Force Base.

Dusty was clearly not happy having his Las Vegas visit cut short. Cassandra Saunders said after her husband, Steven, nabbed the bird it went ballistic in her office.

"He destroyed the office, throwing stuff everywhere," she said. "He bit me a couple times as a warning to leave him alone. He's got a little bit of an attitude."

Eventually the agitated bird and its owner were reunited thanks to a Web site for lost birds, the newspaper said.

Copyright 2007 by United Press International

Reminds me of the old song "Bird Dog" by the Everly Brothers...

Update!: Las Vegas entertainer and frequent subject of this blog, Jimmy Limo, has just informed me that actually he really believes that Vegas is going to the dogs ( and is not just for the birds )! Not only that, has provided definitive proof:


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