From:  shan lung <shanlung9@y...>
Sun Oct 10, 2004  2:29 am
Subject:  Tinkerbell - Before this chapter ends

Hi folks,

9th Oct 2004 is the last night that I put
Tinkerbell to sleep in her bedroom. We have been
telling her over the last week the situation and that
we loved her and we hope she will be back with us

Perhaps she knew more than we thought she knew. Her
recall flights to us saw even more strange displays.
In one flight to me at the school field, she came to
me over 30 meters to soar upwards and circled twice.
She broke out of the circle to resume flight to point
of departure and came back to me.

She was calling and calling softly in baby googoo. She
demanded more and more of my swinging of her in her
hoop swing. Then she flew to me for her pre bed
headrubs and was extraordinary feisty with me. She
mouthed me hard on the chest and struck me with her
wings repeatedly. She flew to my shoulder and knee
and hand to preen and preen herself. Then she finally
allowed me to put her to her bedroom with a last head

That allowed me to get to my PC for this final upload
of photos. Some had been taken much earlier but were
not uploaded. Most have been more recent, in trips
meant to be wrote about but remained on backburners
because of breaking news on her. This will be the last
time I add photos. I do not think I have the heart to
do that from tomorrow.

Folks, I am sorry if I did not respond to your emails
one by one, publicly or privately. I read all and am
very touched. I am touched that so many of you enjoyed
our interlude together and shared our happiness, our
joys, our fights, and our quarrels as we negotiate our
accomodations with each other and our time in my
emails and photos over the last 3 years.

I should say for the last 6 weeks or so when we came
home on the bike, On parking the bike, I removed her
line, and later, her harness as well before we get
into the apartment. Shw was totally unharnessed. And
she flew on cue to me and we walked into the
apartment. Quite a few times before, I walked out
with her and then realised I forgot to clip the main
lin to her harness. She knew, and never made any
attempt to fly off. When she was with the Yu family,
Yu told me she called and screamed whenever he drove
past my neighbourhood indicating she knew the area.
I felt it should be safe to do what I did. I was also
confident if she flew away, it would not be far from
me and I would be able to get her down. Needless to
say, I got to strongly advise you do not follow what I
did with Tinkerbell and you should only remove leash
and harness in safety of your house.

With warmest regards

Shanlung - lackey to all below
Joy - wife, Tinkerbell - CAG, daughter and love of my heart
Halftail the Bimbo - beautiful sweet silly cat
Zorro - ferret which loves parrot pellets
Bim and Zor are with other loving families now
I will remember them for the happy times they gave me

earlier emails and photo links on Tink -
(erratically and sporadically updated)