He is not only a sparrow, he is Captain Sparrow. She said her dog died two weeks after she adopted the bird. She had another animal to show love to while she grieved her dog – the bird. What a wonderful story. She’s so cute, especially at the end with that smile about his possible longevity. This woman is an angel, I’m so glad they found each other. Sweetest story! So I cut my new hoodie’s string”, that is dedication and kindness, next level! They found each other at the right time, this relationship is so cute! That is so great! I raised a sparrow from a baby when I was a kid and kept it for about a year until my parents got tired of cleaning all its presents off the walls. It didn’t want to leave and took some time. I was devastated for a while after it finally went and joined the wild sparrows but I was still able to call him to me for a few weeks afterwards. Something that I never would have believed without experiencing it myself is that I could tell his voice from all the hundreds of other sparrows. So when I would go out and call him, I could hear him chirping among all the others and find him and he’d fly to me. But he eventually left the area and I never heard or saw him again. I love this story.I have a beautiful angel fish that is half blind and I work in with her.Ive had her for four years now and do what ever she needs to have a good life.She comes up for kisses and I talk to her all the time and we understand each other.Its amazing how smart animals are and how much they can emotionally help you in life.