Parrot Reunites With the “Love of His Life” After Disappearing In a Storm

A pet cockatiel who loves breaking out into song has been reunited with his owner and the “love of his life” — Lottie, the family dog. Ernie the parrot disappeared from his home in Manchester, England, during a severe thunderstorm last November. He survived uninjured in the wild before he was picked up by a member of the public near a bench in the Kearsley area. Over Christmas and the new year, Ernie was cared for by one of the SPCA’s fosters, who captured the parrot singing on video. Her footage showing Ernie singing his favorite song — "If You're Happy and You Know It” — was spotted by Roberts on social media. She immediately contacted the SPCA, who was able to reunited her with her beloved bird. Ernie was delighted to be see her best friend, the family dog Lottie. “As soon as he saw her, he reacted,” said Roberts. “I let him out of his cage and he was sitting on her back and riding around.” Lottie, it appears, has also been grieving the loss of her buddy Ernie. Robert said when Ernie didn’t come back, she finally got rid of the cage because she couldn’t bear to see it empty. Now Ernie has a brand new cage and is back where he belongs, and nobody is happier than Lottie.