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 Harry Christian Serrapede

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Harry Christian Serrapede

  • Birth May 1998 Bay Ridge, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
  • Death Jun 2000 Borough Park, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
  • Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, Specifically: Pet canary. Ashes given to family. Ashes added to caretaker's urn when she passed on.
  • Memorial ID 107929559

When Emily Leatrice first saw the orange male canary in the window of The Pet Stop in Bay Ridge, she said it was love at first sight. Upon entering the shop and hearing his song she asked the shop owners to hold the bird for her.

Emily described the new bird as reminding her of Great Britain's Prince Harry, because of the orangey-red color of his feathers reminded her of the Prince's red hair. Her daughter was so excited at the prospect of a warbling bird serenading the household each day that both took car service back to the Pet Stop to bring Harry home.

At first Harry would not sing. He did not respond to being in a quiet place or hearing classical or soft music. When placed in the kitchen at breakfast or in the living room in the afternoon amidst the coming and going of Emily and her daughter with rock music playing in the background, he'd burst into beautiful song. It was then that Emily realized he was responding to the patterns he had been used to in the shop. After that Harry adapted well and took a liking to Emily's cockatiel, Noel Mon Ami . Noel reciprocated by strutting past Harry's cage each morning and whistling to him while Harry warbled.

Harry was attacked by mites in June of 2000. The topical medication worked to stop the mites but the stress of being handled and not eating properly weakened Harry greatly. He passed on in June 2000. Harry was cremated and when Emily passed on his ashes were added to her cremains.


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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Harry Christian Serrapede (May 1998–Jun 2000), Find A Grave Memorial no. 107929559, ; Maintained by EmilyAnn Frances May (contributor 47633886) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, who reports a Pet canary. Ashes given to family. Ashes added to caretaker's urn when she passed on..