New Years Day 2013 I lost my nearly 13 year old budgie, Agro. You can read a bit about him in my other thread, Nine Amazing Years. (Which is funny because he was actually 10 then, I worked out)
Tonight I saw a photo my mum took of me burying my beautiful boy and my heart is aching! I miss him so much!
He was so very special to me, I was 10 when I first met him and it feels wrong not to have him around at 23.
He had been ill for a while, boy was he a trooper! he sure loved life and held on as long as possible...after numerous vet trips and a lot of money and hoping later I realised that my dear friend was very old and there just wasn't much more I could do, but ensure he wasn't in any pain and gave him as much love as possible, he deserved that after all the joy he had provided me over the years.
I did a few all nighters leading up to his death, sick with worry that he would pass alone. He slept in an open cage, on a chair right next to my bed on these nights. After a while, as he snuggled into my hand, getting dripped on with an occasional tear, I told him if he needed to go, I understood and it was okay, even though I'd miss him a lot.
A few days later, about 6am on New Years Day, he huddled in my palm and his eyes became a little glazed. After a few moments his eyes cleared, he looked like he was perfectly aware of what was happening, gave one last chirp and passed away.
It was so sad. He meant so much to me, it is amazing that such a little thing can have such a big place in your heart! I will never forget Agro and everything he was to me. I think about him often, usually with a smile, he had such character ! But tonight I feel like I'm grieving all over and wanted to share his last moments here.
I miss everything about him...and what I'd give after 6 months to see him again, one last time.
But I am thankful for all that time I did with him and I know my life was better for him being in it! Who'd have known that when my mum rescued him as a baby that he would become a part of my family the way he did.
Very nice story. You and your little buddy had a special bond , and you got to enjoy it for 13 years....wow....that is awesome. I can understand you missing him, that can be hard. Thx. for sharing and I hope the sad goes away and is replaced with some more of the happy memories...
He came down from Heaven unto this earth below
He came down from glory and praises untold
He came down to man fashioned in their way
He came down to rescue, He came down to save
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Sarah, Argo is with his friends right now talking about all the good times he had with you and your family. He had a wonderful, long life, filled with love and good care. He will be happy to know that you still think about him and smile. When you are ready, maybe you would get another little budgie to share your love. Argo would like that.
Sorry to hear about your Agro's passing. I know how it is to lose a special birdie, at least he had a long and happy life with you. The ache cause by the loss will fade but the emptiness will always remain.
Rest in peace, sweet Agro.