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Subject: Re: Polly
From: Stephanie Steely <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Stephanie Steely <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Wed, 16 Sep 1998 22:59:20 -0400

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At 08:08 AM 9/15/98 +0100, John Birtwistle wrote:

>Steph came closest.  He is indeed of a rare but Celtic breed which is
>closely related to both the penguin and the chicken.  A near relative
>recently had a starring role in "The Wrong Trousers" and you may have seen
>him there attempting to outwit Gromit.
>The breed was established on Clare Island in Clew Bay at the time of
>Granuaile, the Pirate Queen, who needed a parrot better adapted to the
>rigours of a Westport winter.  It rapidly became the official bird of the
>O'Malleys.  Granuaile herself took one of Polly's ancestors with her when
>she visited Queen Elizabeth 1.

        Ah, yes.  The old Parrotus Celticus Preposterosterus -- that most noble
of all breeds.

        Also, I'm sure some of us would like to know exactly what are the
symptoms of clinical depression in parrots?


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