10-01-2013, 07:08 PM
My beautiful Bess has gone one
My beauty, my Good Queen Bess, has died today, with
no fanfare and no warning. I fed them all before I went
to work this morning and all was well. I left her nibbling
kale with Raleigh. But when I came home I found her
sitting beside her water cup against the cage side, eyes
closed. She was still warm, but gone.
I am heartbroken. She was no show bird, but in my eyes
she was so beautiful with her big eyes and vibrant blue
color, and I loved her dearly. The moment I saw her I
begged her breeder to let me make payments so I could
have her. Just seeing her every morning brought a smile
on even the grimmest of days. And now, suddenly, she's
gone. No signs of trauma. No blood. No accidents I can
see, such as a caught band or toe in a toy, etc. Good
weight. No tumors I could feel or see. No missing feathers
to indicate a panic. No signs of being eggbound or even
remotely close to breeding condition. And she was only
2 years old.
Last month it was Proud Cecylle having to be put down,
and this month starts off with the loss of Bess? My most
beautiful girls, of course, and the most charming. If this
keeps up it's going to make me swear off loving budgies.
Keeping them? Probably yes, as I will always love listening
to them, watching them, laughing at their antics, but
committing my heart to them this way only to lose them
so early on...this is hard going
Goodbye my beauty, my Bess. Fly free and be happy.
If I failed you in some way, I'm so very very sorry.
Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. And never regret anything that made you smile.