RIP Angel Baby,you were such a girl. Posted August 22, 2012 by LuAnn Apple


In my own little corner located in the upstairs apartment I reside in here at M.A.R.S., I am looking out the window as the sun is rising.  I am temporarily blinded by the glow it exudes, while attempting to type a tribute to our Angel girl.  The sadness is overwhelming me.

I suppose you could say Angel is truly an Angel bird now. She had a life force and a glow all of her own and it made her such a special Cockatoo. Those that had the chance to know her would definitely agree with that. Others, and you know who you are, were just glad to keep her at arms distance, though still agreeing  she was a rather special female Umbrella.

Angel’s story is known by most who follow Melbourne Avian Rescue Sanctuary our Florida parrot rescue M.A.R.S.. Her medical procedures were ongoing. Yet, in spite of  all her issues it was her desire to live her life so strong and with such joy that impressed us the most.  Sadly her strength finally gave out and she passed away peacefully in my arms.

Throughout all her medical procedures she gained additional time to find a happiness, borrowed time perhaps, but enjoyed so obviously by her every day she remained with us.

Angel will always be a part of our story here at M.A.R.S.. She definitely made her place among those Cockatoos whose names we will always remember with such joy and sadness.

All here at M.A.R.S., Angel above all would like to thank Dr. Jose Pepen at Aloha Animal Hospital for giving her every chance possible to be  here a bit longer with all of us.


  • Lppatson August 22, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    what a beautiful story and fantastic photo. I know that Angel had the best care possible at MARS and that you did everything possible to make her final days as sweet as possible.

  • Pam August 23, 2012 at 1:32 am

    Lu, I am so very sorry for your loss. I believe that we met Angel briefly the Saturday that we fell in love with our Winston at MARS. We recently lost our Amazon, Baby, after 23 years and this has been one of the most difficult times of my life. Winston surely has helped in the healing process. I am sure that Angel and Baby are flying high in the heavens out of their poor exhausted bodies and are now without pain and continue to love us from afar and watch over us. One day, we will be together again. Rest in peace, beautiful Angel! Hugs, Pam 🙂

  • Nancy September 9, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    Angel, fly free and happy, your pain is gone now and you can be among the angels wings. You were an inspiration for hope.

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