Monday, July 5, 2010

We'll Miss You Kiwi Lacey

Kiwi Lacey Saxena passed away suddenly June 26, 2010. She had been a part of our family for fifteen years. She was special to the Saxena family, but will also be missed by the many friends she made through out the years. Not only was she known for her insatiable love for cheese (which was most likely the cause of her untimely death) but her preference for west coast versus east coast rap. She'd bob her head and break it down any day to California Love.

Kiwi Lacey, the only potty trained blue crowned conure that I know of, enjoyed eating safflower seeds, head massages from my brother (see photo to right), and the occasional bath in her water bowl. We never needed to invest in a home security system as Kiwi Lacey always kept an eye out for perimeter breaches, immediately alerting us with an ear splitting squawk. When our dogs were alive, she would relay orders to them, and they would disperse to various look out points, then report their findings back to her.

Kiwi Lacey was also known to cop and attitude from time to time when she knew that you were intentionally ignoring her. Nobody could say "hello" with as much sarcasm as she could. She was tri-lingual, fluent in English, Hindi, and bit of what we like to call birdy-warble-jargon. And although I was never able to successfully teach her the Andy Griffith whistle tune, she was able to cat whistle well enough to make anyone's head turn. She was known to have an inflated ego from time to time when she got on those never ending kicks of "Pretty, pretty, bird" and "Good Kiwi." But she could also be incredibly sweet and thoughtful when she gave you kisses and nuzzled her head against your chin.

There are so many stories I can share about Kiwi Lacey that involve grocery store trips, walks around the neighborhood, and the never ending funny things that she said. But most importantly, I want to share how much she meant to us and how much we will miss her.

Rest in peace Kiwi Lacey.


  1. Sorry about your loss, Anita. Kiwi sounds like a great character.

  2. I'm so sorry, Anita.

    Kiwi had a great fifteen years with a family who appreciated her.

  3. Thanks guys! We miss her. But I guess it was her time.