Fortunately, Gail, our house cleaner, offered to take Lulu. Gail was like a member of the family. They knew and loved each other. Gail had a personality very similar to Lulu's, and she ran the vacuum cleaner. So we reluctantly parted company. It wasn't easy, but we knew Lulu would be happy. Gail gave us reports. Anytime a dog was in her presence, she always gave her dog call, "Sashie, Sashie, Sashie, Come'ere Sashie, that's a good boy, he-he-he."
Parrots are extremely intelligent, curious, and very social flock birds. Blue fronts live for eighty years, and mate for life. It is wrong to coop them up in a cage, or even a house, alone with only humans to attach to. And we wonder why parrots get moody when they are too alone. Don't get me wrong, we loved Lulu and she loved us. She was beguiling and beautiful. And nothing made me happier than to extend my arm towards her, and have her fly to my shoulder, and nuzzle into my neck. But we learned the hard way that its not right to keep a wild animal for our pleasure. Parrots are wonderful and amazing birds. Blue fronts have their unique and magical qualities. But was this best for Lulu? She needed to take to the skies and be free. She should have been with her flock flying around Brazil-laughing, clowning, playing parrot games. Parrots need other parrots. The truth is Lulu would have been the same drama queen in her flock where she belonged, as she was with us. After all, she is a diva.