As I mentioned in my list of six strange things about myself, Dopey (Second Story's bookstore parrot) was the only animal I like. Make that liked. As I was doing some last-minute Christmas shopping today, I saw that Dopey had died this month after a long and happy life of telling customers "hello," "shut up," and "I want your food." I loved that guy! Here's a picture of his memorial. Rest in peace, Dopey!