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Beloved Pet Bird Lost
Sarah Toth

Although Sarah Toth graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Agricultural Journalism, she has spent the last nine years working in special events and public relations. She worked in Washington, DC for five years before moving back to Texas in 2004. Sarah is a volunteer at the SPCA of Texas and has a passion for photography. Sarah and her husband Mark moved to Murphy in April 2007 and could not be happier with their decision.

By Sarah Toth
Published on 05/14/2008

Collin is a 4-year-old little boy who lives with his parents in Murphy.? He was delighted when his grandmother gave him a peach-faced lovebird last
summer as a pet.

His grandmother says it was love at first sight for boy and bird, who Collin quickly named Pickle.? They were permanently joined at the hip and wherever Collin went so did Pickle.? Collin would even take Pickle to the supermarket in his traveling cage.?

About two weeks ago, Pickle escaped from his cage while outdoors.? Collin’s father tried desperately to coax him back home, following him around the neighborhood from rooftop to rooftop, until Pickle flew out of his sight.

Lovebirds are very friendly and quick to bond with humans, which is why Collin and his family believe the bird might have found a new home with another family.? Lovebirds also need an easily accessible food source to maintain their? energy requirements, so it is important Pickle be found soon.

Collin is desperate to be reunited with his beloved bird and would appreciate help from his Murphy community.

If you have seen Pickle or know anything about his whereabouts, please contact Collin's mom, Holly, at 214 533 6465 or email the Messenger at