I’ve received a few emails asking about my traveling companion, my feathered friend Petrie the Parakeet. I never planned on writing about him because at first I didn’t think it was important or how he fits into this journey.
I came to realize that his presence played a positive roll with the people who had come across him. It brought out smiles, curiosity, cameras and for a few moments it made them forget about everything. It’s that moment that adds years to your life.
Petrie is a Lineolated Parakeet, male, approx. 4 months old.
Whistles, Gives Kisses, Laughs, hums the words “I don’t know”, and chatters a lot.
Has traveled over 5500km to date.