EDIT: I'm such a mess right now. If somebody can help be edit the little thread description thing I'd be forever grateful.
His ACTUAL dates are Nov 2004 - January 23, 2013
Gwen passed a few minutes ago after seizing a few times. I told him not to be scared and that I love him before he passed. He'd been having vomiting problems since before Christmas, and he was about to go on Amp. B. today when the drug store got it in.
I got him for my 15th birthday after 4 years of begging for a bird, and he turned into my best friend. We had our squabbles. He'd always get mad at me for leaving him with my parents for a week in the summer when I went to band camp and I'd always have to spoil the pants off of him as an apology. On my 16th birthday I actually dedicated one of my candles to him. Since I didn't know what his exact birthdate was (he was a PetSmart purchase), I always celebrated his birthday on the day I got him, so we had birthdays together.
5 years later, after I thought he was a little hen, I found out that he was actually a little boy (LOL go me), but he was so used to hopping toward me when he heard "Gwen!"
It's a bittersweet moment because I knew he was suffering and I didn't want him to suffer, but at the same time I didn't want to let him go. I guess nobody's ever ready to let somebody go, but I told him that if it was his time to go, that it's okay.
Gwen, I'm sorry for everything I didn't do. I love you so much, and I hope you'll wait for me on the other side. Rest in peace.
So sorry to hear, it's never easy to say goodbye to our little ones. From such a tiny thing comes so much joy, we are always richer for having them share our lives. Our thoughts are with you, fly free Gwen!
I'm so sorry for your loss of cute, little Gwen...
I'm sure he knows how much you loved and cared for him till the very end.
He is now pain free, flying and playing happily with my budgie Tito who passed away last Thursday and all the other special budgies on birdie heaven.
Always cherish the moments of happiness you had with Gwen and he will be forever in your heart.
Rest in peace, handsome Gwen.
Again, I am so sorry for your loss. I didn't realize you had him for so many years. What a wonderful relationship you must have had. I can't imagine how heartbroken you are. I am sure there isn't anything you didn't do for him. My heart goes out to you as you mourn your dear friend. Fly high Gwen, you were a dedicated friend to the end!
Oh I am so sorry to hear about Gwen - he was just the cutest, handsomest little darling. Eight years is a long time to live with such a wonderful budgie friend - I know you will miss him greatly.
May little Gwen rest in peace, knowing how much you cherished and loved him
Unending Thanks, Ms FaeryBee, for the Absolute Perfect Picture!
Im really really sorry for your loss,
letting someone as special as Gwen go would be hard for anyone, but definetly for you. Atleast you had something amazing with him and remember what you did do for him, not what you didnt. You gave him a home, life and most importantly a family. Im sorry you had to go through this but he will definetly wait for you and with you there when he passed, no way could he ever be scared.
RIP Gwen, you will be remembered