Bird Flu? A world-wide threat or just hype from the drug companies? I have no idea, but I used to keep birds. I've had an african grey parrot, a white cockatoo named Cob, a breeding pair of cockatiels, and a parakeet that I raised from the egg. The parakeet was named Kooky and she lived to a ripe old age... which, of course, led me to wonder if I'd be as casual about bird flu if there were still birds in my home.
And that led to the cartoon.