This morning when I woke up I couldn't hear the normal chirping my flock of 9 does and found it odd. When I uncovered the cages I knew the reason, Tito, my most special budgie of all, my birdie soulmate was lying on the cage's floor lifeless and already so cold...
Tito was an heaven sent angel to me, a baby stray bird that landed on my neighbour's laundry basket on her backyard. Her dog ended up attacking the poor fellow on the lower back area ripping his tail feathers savagely.My neighbour knocked on my door and gave the wounded baby bird to me.
That was on October 27th 2008. I managed to nurse him back to health, always talking to him when doing treatment and he bonded to me and started saying his name and a few words (even barking like my dog), my little miracle bird still a baby with his purplish cere and black eyes. Through all his life with me, he had suffered a few ailments but I always helped him get better and he was so happy and playful.
I was blessed to have him during these 4 years and a few months.
Here is Tito with his favourite human being (me)
My last picture of Tito, taken on Christmas day 2012
My sweet boy, you left us way too soon and unexpectedly, you were going through a good phase, you were even doing the mating dance to your beloved Mona. I'm going to miss you so much and I know you will be waiting for me when my time comes, and you will fly to my shoulder like you always did and mess with my hair and talk close to my ear.
I want you to know I will take good care of Mona who is grieving and your children TJ and Dinda.
A piece of my heart is gone with you Tito, you will always be remembered as the best, most sweet bird I have ever had.
Rest in peace, Tito and be sure we will meet again.
(I'm sorry for this very long post, I'm so devastated and heart broken to the point of being sick in the stomach.)