A story I spotted in today's newspaper which made me chuckle.
Chris Taylor's suspicions about his girlfriend, Suzy Collins' fidelity were first aroused when his pet parrot, Ziggy, an eight-year-old African Grey Parrot, screeched "Hiya Gary" every time Suzy's mobile phone rang. The parrot also made long, slurpy kissing sounds whenever he heard the name Gary mentioned on TV or radio.
Things finally came to a head when Chris cuddled up to his girlfriend, and Ziggy blurted out "I love you, Gary" in her voice! Miss Collins then broke down in tears and admitted to having a 4-month affair with someone called Gary. Needless to say, the relationship is now ended, but the distress for Mr Taylor did not end there. He also had to give away Ziggy, because the bird would not stop saying Gary's name.
Miss Collins said, "Chris and I had talked about splitting up - it was inevitable. But I'm surprised he's got rid of that bloody bird - he spent more time talking to it than he did to me!"
Finally, when browsing the internet to try and find a picture of an African Grey Parrot, I came across this site: Dandy, the African Grey Parrot which contains a diary, written by Dandy, from when he was 5 weeks old through to today.