Further updates will be in the right-hand column in the Twitter Notes. But continued prayers for Henry’s well-being, wherever he is, mean a lot and if you want to leave a message leave it in the comments for this post and I will receive them. I thank you all for your outpouring of prayers, love and support.

With tender love, to my Henry, to the world…

My Beloved Grey Parrot Henry, 10 1/2 yrs.
old, handraised by me from a tiny featherless
baby, and my heart and soul…

This is a very brief post. I have been very sick this weekend and in the midst of it all yesterday afternoon, in the process of getting the dogs out, my beloved African Grey Parrot, Henry, who is my heart, soul, and constant companion, flew out the door for the first time in his life. He is disoriented and afraid, all authorities and animal shelters, etc have been notified and people are looking for him, but PLEASE, I need your prayers. I am at the breaking point with my mother coming so close to the end, and Henry is my beloved boy who keeps me together, safe and sane.

I beg you to pray for his safe return. Nothing else matters to me right now.

Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart.


UPDATE: Monday, November 10, 2008

As of yet Henry has not been found but people are out in full force, posters everywhere, every imaginable person contacted, more today, and they are airing it on the radio on 3 stations today. We keep on keeping on, and I cannot begin to thank you all enough for your prayers, support, and good wishes. At this very difficult time it means more than you know, but I believe with my whole heart that my boy will come home. I will accept nothing else. Keep the prayer brigade going. You all are some of my greatest team members. Think: “Team Henry!”

Love and Blessings to All. I will continue to keep you posted….

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  1. I’m praying, Maitri.

  2. I’m praying too Maitri, and thinking of you both.

    xx Lidian

  3. you are definatley in my thoughts – I hope he returns quickly!

  4. Praying steadily for you.

  5. I hope he comes home to you very soon. I know how devastating this must be for you.

  6. Thinking of you Maitri and wishing that the handsome Henry returns home safely very soon.

  7. I’m so sorry that you are at such a low point. I’ll be praying for you.

  8. I am praying for his quick return.

  9. Oh my dear Maitri. You KNOW you have my thoughts and prayers constantly! Can envision Henry flying to his safe harbor by your side soon. God Bless!

  10. I am praying Maitri. I hope he is somewhere nearby hiding in a tree.

    Oh dear all of my love to you at this very difficult time!!

  11. FIngers and toes crossed and sending good thoughts that your feathered baby is back in your arms again soon.

  12. My goodness Maitri, when it rains it pours. I will add your beloved Henry to my prayers…along with you and your mother. Hang in there.

  13. My thoughts are with you both.

  14. Sent energy out to Henry, visualizing him flying back through your front door.

    I hope he comes home soon. When one of my dogs got out and was missing, I was just sick until we found him. May things turn out as well with Henry as it did with our Jordan.

  15. Dear Maitri – this may be of no use whatsoever – but a neighbour two doors down had the very same thing happen to her beautiful bird. She thought it would be lost forever and placed small piles of its favourite food around the garden. It flew back a few days later and to this day she didn’t know where it went. So I hope that Henry finds his way back to you soon.

    In the meantime, do you have a local radio station where you live or are they willing to help on National radio – or television – if they are then it may be worth while notifying them to ask for their help. They do this kind of thing in Britain to help find missing pets.

  16. I’m so sorry, I hope Henry returns soon safe and sound.

  17. OMG I am SO SO sorry – this must be completely unhinging. Prayers are with you and Heny

  18. I am praying for his swift and safe return. I’m so sorry — I know how worried I would be.

  19. I’m so sorry to hear about your bird. I understand what it is to lose a dear one. I’ll pray that you’ll find him.

  20. I’m so sorry Henry is missing. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Be sure to post about him at Parrot 911. http://www.911parrotalert.com/

  21. Sending positive thoughts to you, and to Henry to hightail it home pronto. It does seem you’re being tested of late. Chin up. x

  22. I am so sorry to hear this. Have you tried to put his cage outside the door he flew out. Maybe if you leave the door open and have some of his favorite toys around, he may fly back in. Hopefully he did not go too far from home. You are both in my thoughts and prayers. Please let us know when he returns.

  23. I pray for the safe return of your beloved pet.. I hope you’re well in these low times..

  24. Maitri — I’m so sorry to read this!

    Poor Henry too! I am definitely praying that you two are reunited very soon!

    You might try taking one of Henry’s friends outside in a cage in the early morning and just before sundown when the birds do their flock calling. That might get Henry back to your yard at least.


  25. Oh Maitri, I was so sorry to hear about this. I know how much you must be worrying right now. The same thing happened to one of my cats when I was living in the city…he got out one day on our third floor deck (which had a six foot fence), and all of a sudden leaped over the fence and went off somewhere for two days. And even though we searched the entire area of the building and all the other decks on that floor, she was nowhere to be found…I searched the neighborhood calling for him…then, the next day, as I was sitting on the deck wondering what else I could do, she popped over the fence and walked back into the apartment, as if nothing had happened. I am praying your favorite companion will be returned to you. Please remain positive. You just never know with animals…my thoughts are with you…

  26. You and Henry are in my prayers too. I am so sorry.~~Dee

  27. I will say a prayer for your beloved Henry to find his way home safely. I will also pray for you to have strength through this difficult time. Please let us know when Henry Returns….he will…keep your faith.

  28. Oh no! I pray that he finds his way back to you and the comfort of your home. (((hugs)))

  29. I hope he’ll come home soon, Maitri…

  30. Hi Maitri,
    I’m so sorry to read about poor Henry. I have always enjoyed the photos you post of your beloved animals. Maybe Henry will return soon with a mate. I know nothing about our feathered friends, but I’m sure he’ll find his way home soon. Sending Good energy your way.

  31. I am praying for his safe return.

  32. I am praying he finds his way back to you. Does he have a favorite song or sound that you can play for him to hear? It may help him if he is confused. Stay strong and we all are thinking of you.

    Take care,

  33. im sorry to hear this. it sounds like people are really coming through for you. I’ll be hoping for a quick return!

  34. I’m so sorry Henry flew out and will join in praying for his safe return.

  35. aw, Henry will come home, and poor you, not feeling well…he knows where the FOOD is…oh, my how very difficult…PLEASE keep us posted …big hugs…Amy

  36. For whatever it’s worth, I’m praying for his return.

  37. I am simply overwhelmed by the kindness, loving wishes, prayers and support, and it means more to me than I can possibly say. I truly believe it is with the prayers and positive energy everyone is sending that will bring my boy back home.

    I will continue to keep you all updated and again, I am deeply touched and I just can’t thank you enough.

    Warm Regards, a Gentle Hug, and Many Blessings to each and every one of you…


  38. I prayed for his return. I have faith he’ll get back to you!

  39. sorry to hear that Henry is missing, he’s really beautiful. Will keep you in prayer.

  40. Oh, Maitri…I pray he is safe and will find his way home to you! xoxoxox

  41. Praying and wishing for you! Thank you for the updates…

    xx Lidian

  42. Maitri, my thoughts are with and I think he will come home. Birds are amazing. I remember loosing a cockatiel once and for 2 weeks I left his cage outside hanging in a tree. I changed his food and water as usual. I also put out his favorite treats. I sat outside in the morning and evening every day for an hour and called to him. One evening just before dark I looked out and there he was, in his cage eating. He was a little dirty but otherwise ok. Keep calling him and he will find his way home.

  43. Oh dear, Im sorry Maitri, I hit the wrong button. I didn’t mean to be anonymous. That last comment was mine.

  44. I am hoping that Henry will be home soon. 🙂

  45. I found this picture of Henry and you together. I will do everything in my power to help you.
    Love, Tink

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