Phantom the Amazing Quaker

Phantom the Amazing Quaker

Phantom the Amazing Quaker

In Loving Memory

Phantom had gone for a regular annual vet check up just 2 weeks earlier on September 29th, 2011. The vet had found a mass on his back near his preen gland. We were told to soak the mass. It was not getting any better so on Monday we went for a second opinion. This vet said it is definitely a tumor and he would need surgery. His surgery was on Thursday October 6th, 2011.

On Wednesday morning October 12th 2011, our beautiful baby boy Quaker Phantom passed away in his sleep. He was only 11 years old. He passed away in the safety of his home knowing that he was surrounded by LOVE!

We spoke to the vet on the same day Phantom passed. The vet had received the test results from the biopsy and he said Phantom had a rare form of cancer that was malignant and aggressive and had spread.

Phantom left his mark on our hearts and left his mark on the bird world….through his special way of doing the ring toss he has taught other humans and birds that it doesn’t matter how you do the trick just that you have fun doing it. Phantom you are so special and beautiful.

Phantom loved to dance, give “Hi Five’s”, and sing but he would only sang in your ear. He didn’t want anyone else to know he could sing and talk.

Phantom taught us about life. He was not afraid to live his life his way!!

We know that Phantom….in true Phantom style passed away on his own terms. As he played ring toss, danced and talked “his way”…..he did this “his way”!!

You are so loved and missed!!! Fly free our beautiful boy!!!!

Till we meet again at the Rainbow Bridge!!!


  1. Jane on October 24, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    Oh I’m so sad for your loss! I’m tearing up over here just reading about Phantom. Your comment about he was at home knowing he was surrounded by love just pushed me over the edge into full blown tears.
    He sounded like a great little guy – glad you had got to know him & he you!
    Again, sorry for your loss.

    • funtimebirdy on October 25, 2011 at 12:03 am

      Thank you so much Jane. It is still so hard. We received his ashes on Saturday and had his memorial. It has been so hard. One minute we are okay and the next we are in tears. He was truly unique and special and so so loved.

      We also made a tribute video to him. I will be posting it on our blog tomorrow but here is the video so you can see it today.

      Definitely have tissues. I can’t watch without them. The music really makes the video.


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