Remember that story a few years back about the bird who, when left by its person with the vet, said clearly, "Come here, I love you, I'm sorry, I want to go back" ? *
That was Alex. Alex died in September 2007, aged 31. His name was short for Avian Learning Experiment, and that experiment lasted his life long since his purchase at age one by animal psychologist Irene Pepperberg. Pepperberg's work indicated strongly that birds had learning and reasoning capacities, as well as emotional ones. His foundation is continued by his parrot buddies Griffin and Wart.
His last words to Pepperberg as she put him "to bed" were, "You be good. I love you...You'll be in tomorrow."
*Probably what Zozo was trying to tell me, too...sigh