My friend had adopted a yellow parakeet. For years the parakeet had been squeaking and talking simple words, it will address itself "Passarinho", little bird. Every time my friend comes home it will go "passarinho com fome" (hungry little bird).
Weeks ago my friend's parakeet died, it caught decease and did not make it. I and my sister went to comfort him since he was really upset. He believes in spiritual things and he knew about the experience that I had with my previous cat, Aurora.
He kept the empty cage and told me that he kept talking to the cage just as if his Parakeet is here. I told him that sometimes we have to let it go, but he kept trying since he really wants to see his parakeet again. We stayed a little late, my sister had to work the next morning and so I told him that we have to go. As soon as we stood up heard something as if it is from a walky-talky "...pas... Stá aqui..." (...#$%&...is here...).
I and my sister looked at each other and we turned to the empty cage. My friend asked if we heard the parakeet. I asked again if he was sure that it is his parakeet, my friend nodded with smiles as if he finally could communicate with it. My sister pulled me out and said to live him with the parakeet. We could hear him going "Onde você está, passarinho?" (where are you, little bird) from the outside. We were not sure what we had hear, but my friend was happy that he finally hear his be loved bird.
One thing that worries me is the way my friend reacted. It looks like that he is very happy about the situation, but something in my mind tells me that he shall not disturb the spirit. No, he did not tell us what happened then, but he is kind of relieved. He even told me that he is getting another parakeet and will be training it to speak if it is a male.
Not a bad idea for a sad person to start over again. The thing is I am not really sure if what we heard is really that parakeet which had passed away. I do not want to ask my friend about this, just a little curious and wanted to be sure of the situation. Shall I just forget that and live my friend alone or shall I warn him somehow because it might not be the parakeet?
Love from São Paulo