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Oops, that one wasn't for sale
By Tiimes Staff
Published August 16, 2007
Brad and Bernice Bosman want Pickle back. Pet store owner Roger Young wants to give back Pickle - a lime, 1-year-old female Pacific parrotlet, a tiny breed about 5 inches tall.
But there's a big problem. After the Bosmans boarded the bird at Young's store Friday, he sold her on Saturday. "I would do anything to push the undo button on this," said Young, 58, who owns BP Pets at 6046 U.S. 41 in Bradenton. "This just makes me ill." According to Young, a pet shop employee took the bird in its cage and did the paperwork, but "left the bird out front where it looked like it was for sale."
Brad Bosman, in Young's words, was "seriously upset" when he found out. "I'll pay the guy double what he paid me if he'll just bring back the bird," Young said.