Kermit indeed had left us. It took me quite awhile to break out this news to all my friends and writing this post. Majority of my friends were extremely shocked and surprised by Kermit’s death, I do agree it’s so sudden and hard to accept.
Kermit was found motionless on 24th January 2009 in the morning, that was only a day before Chinese New Year Eve. How saddening to see this happening during this celebrative season, I probably had to conceal my gloomy and grief-stricken looks away and not affect the mood of the people around during the joyous New Year season. To be honest, it was tough mission to maintain my smile when meeting friends and relative, whereas deep within me I was weeping.
Although Kermit is no longer around, but he left us beautiful sweet memories. Love you always.
For the past few months, I had received dozens of emails expressing their concern for Kiki the lovebird and also Kermit the Senegal Parrot. I hereby express my gratitude to all your support for Kiki, Kermit and the blog.
I believed many of you had been looking forward to see Kermit in action with his new trick.
And, here it is…
The third portion of the refresher course that I had worked with Kermit, involving him to perform the basic trick: “Waving Hello” with his right foot upon vocal cues.
Kermit was able to wave with his right foot upon my vocal cues, his performance for the day was excellent. Like the earlier session, Kermit surprised me with his vocal talents. He said out his name again at the 0:11 seconds.
Here’s another refresher course for Kermit on the basic tricks that he had learned before.
It’s a rather simple “Handshaking” trick performed upon vocal cue.
After months of busy hectic project schedules and overcoming the difficult period of the lost of Kiki, Kermit and I are certain we have to take the step to our future and working on our brand new phase in life.
After a long break, I decided to work with Kermit on the basic tricks that he had learned. Apparently he has never forgotten any of them and his performance has been top notch. Below was the video of Kermit performing the “Turn-a-Round” upon vocal cue.
Surprisingly, Kermit said aloud his name at the 0:34 seconds!
It’s been quite awhile, I haven’t been updating progress of Kermit, my Senegal Parrot. Many readers had shown concern about Kermit and wanted to know how he’s doing now. He is doing perfectly fine, just that I have been busy over work and some household issues, thus can’t bring the latest updates of Kermit on time.
For the past few days, I have been trying very hard to shape Kermit to perform a new trick. I will say it’s not a new trick shown in Bryan’s Angels, as you might have already seen Kiki, my missing lovebird performing the trick months back.
Here is the video that I captured at home during Public Holiday:
Kermit, my Senegal Parrot, the only angel left in the family, had some changes in his behaviors. He’s really quiet most of the time and less active. Probably, he realized that Kiki was no longer there to bug him. Kermit is not the only experiencing the change, including me and my family members were still missing all the fun and laughter brought over by Kiki.
Life is indeed monotonous without Kiki now. I’ve to admit the blog started to be a little less exciting without the presence and updates of Kiki.
Lately, I tried to dig out some unrevealed videos and pictures of Kiki to share with everyone. Here’s another video captured on 23rd May this year, featuring Kiki with Kermit on the playstand:
These was the closest they can get. Kiki was expecting a share of the food with Kermit, but Kermit seemed couldn’t be bothered by Kiki’s reaction. Probably Kermit was still living in his own world at that stage!
After 2 weeks of training, with a 5 minutes short training session daily, I managed to get Kermit to perform the Basketball Trick. I’m really glad that Kermit finally made it, despite he took a long while to understand and meeting the objective.
I’ve edited a short clip of the performance and uploaded to YouTube, hope everyone will enjoy the video: