Then at Christmas time, Richard unexpectedly passed on.... Like most of us, Richard had no family members who were bird people and wanted to carry on after him. But what he had was wonderful bird friends who stepped up to the task.
First, Dave Galloway working with Richards family, picked up the birds and took them to his place for temporary housing while plans were being made with David for distribution. David and Richard, both being from Ohio, had driven considerable distance too many bird shows together. David had also shared his stock with Richard and shared his joy when Richard first become a Master Breeder and then when he won the Roller Division at the National Cage Bird Show in both 2012 and 2013 and Best Bird in Show in 2012.
From the time they had spent together, David knew Richards likes and dislikes pretty well and he wanted to place Richards birds as best he could as Richard would have wanted so that his flock would continue on. As a result quality birds have been relocated with several breeders in many states including Florida, Illinois, Ohio, Kansas, Washington, New York, Kentucky and Oklahoma.
Should this have happened to me, I would want my birds shared around with breeders all over the US just as Richards were!
Bird Friends Are Priceless!
|Richard May National Cage Bird Show Banquet 2013
|David Bopp National Cage Bird Show Banquet 2013
Robert W. May
P. O. Box 752Azle, TX 76098