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In Memory Tributes and Memorials to Budgies which have moved on to the Rainbow Bridge
Thread Description:So long Phoebe...

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Old 10-12-2007, 07:25 PM
 
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I was in the tv room just a minute ago playing with my birds. It was time to put them away. I managed to get Monica, followed by Chandler, and then Joey. Daisy and Phoebe were next. Well I lost my balance, and tipped the couch. Phoebe came running out from underneath it and fell, but didn't get up. I ran to her--too late. I think I squished her. I held her close, and kissed her, too in shock to cry. I kept whispering, "Phoebe?" but of course, I knew she couldn't answer. I called my husband, although it had only been a few minutes since we last spoke.
"Hey honey, I know you still have to finish up at work but could you make it quick? I need you home now." I choked up and told him what happened, the tears started falling. Long story short, we're getting her a box.
Phoebe was one of my five that I was the most bonded to. Since her wings were clipped, she was never able to make it back into her cage by herself, but that never stopped her from trying. Eventually I would have to put my hand down, she would accept the offer, but as soon as we got within gliding distance, she would take off on her own for the cage. She was always determined to have her chance to fly with my other four, I just wish she had another chance for her feathers to grow out again.
Am I a horrible bird owner? I know this was an accident but the loss of my dear Phoebe has brought my total loss of budgies to more than I currently own. I lost Luke, Rosco, Bo, Ross, and now Phoebe but currently have Chandler, Monica, Joey, and Daisy. I haven't felt anywhere near this horrible since the bird plague hit back in June but even though it's only one bird this time, I still don't like it. Bye-bye Phoebe, I wish we had more time together.



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Old 10-12-2007, 07:34 PM
 
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Seattle Rain I am truly sorry to hear of your loss, It was a total accident and you cannot beat yourself up over this, they happen.. You are a dedicated budgie owner and by the sounds of it a very loving one.Chin up.
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Old 10-12-2007, 08:29 PM
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I am so sorry to hear of this unfortunate accident sweety. Rest assured this does not make you a horrible budgie owner. You never intended for this to happen. May she rest in peace, your darling little Phoebe.
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I am so sorry to hear about phoebe,Accidents happen try not to get down on yourself.RIP Phoebe.
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Old 10-12-2007, 09:05 PM
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oh my gosh that sounds awful i feel like cring for you *hugs* that is such a horrible to see your budgie die. i feel so sorry for you. i bet you if phoebe was here she would know it was a accident *hugs* i feel so sorry for you!!!
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Unhappy So sorry

The difference between you and me is that I am lucky! I had so many close calls. My husband once sat on my bird. She crawled under him at breakfast and he did not feel it because of his bathrobe. The bird looked dead, but came too.
The other day, we suddenly had a big cat in our family room. Schnappi was sitting on my husband's knee and the cat was headed for her. I chased the cat through the house out the door. It was my mistake. The screen door was slightly ajar. The two sets of curtains kept the birds in, but didn't keep a cat out.

I think all of us make mistakes every once in a while. I am so sorry that you weren't as lucky as I was so far. We all here just want the best for our birds. After all why would we be in this forum if that wasn't the case?

I am sorry that you lost Phoebe, but don't blame yourself. Accidents do happen.

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Old 10-12-2007, 09:31 PM
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I'm so sorry to hear about your accident with "Phoebe" May she RIP. I know she already knows it was an accident and still loves you anyway...Big hugs for
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You poor person. It was an accident you cannot blame yourself for what happened. It was no ones fault. Phoebe was simply in the worng place at the wrong time. Don't think that you are a terrible budgie owner because youarent. RIP Phoebe.
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Old 10-12-2007, 09:38 PM
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So sorry for your loss.It was an accident. I know it is hard to lose a pet. You are not a bad owner. You will have have memories of her. She did not suffer. So sorry .I had tears in my eyes reading this. Some of my birds I get are clipped already, and I can't wait for them to grow in. Don't feel guilty.
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Thank you everyone. This day has been kinda weird for me, and I didn't expect it to end like this. Funny thing is, right before the accident I was talking to my husband about picking up some more since a friend of mine is moving and needs home for his five very soon. I ended up spending the past two hours playing online games to get my mind off of it. Didn't work. I miss my bird.
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