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In Memory Tributes and Memorials to Budgies which have moved on to the Rainbow Bridge
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Old 05-04-2008, 11:40 AM
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Unhappy Herbie, RIP

HERBIE <3

(Died: 8th March, 2000)

I have been dreading doing this, but i hope that it will give me some closure.

We got you when i was 5, and you died when i was nearly 18, at 13 years old. You had a long life, but i know that it was cut short.

I'm really sorry if i didn't give you enough attention in the early years. I suppose i didn't really know how important it was back then. I used to tell my friends that i didn't think i would cope when you died, but i didn't realise then just how close we would become, and how difficult it would be when that time came.

You deserve some apologies:

I'm sorry for not giving you many toys, as we thought they would clutter your cage.

I'm sorry for holding you, and bathing you, when we knew you didn't like it.

I'm sorry that we threw things at you, such as socks, when you went somewhere you shouldn't.

I'm sorry for shouting at you and telling you off.

I cannot apologise enough for bringing Cheeky home. I have blamed her for killing you for all of these years, and i now know it was our fault, especially mine. I dread to think what you had to put up with in the cage with her when we weren't there. What annoys me most is that we knew you were scared. You were so relieved when we let you out of your cage alone. But then we'd put you back in there. Eventually she caused you to break your leg, and we had to have you put to sleep. I am so sorry for not knowing any better at them time, and i wish i coud have realised then that i was happy enough just with you. I have paid for what we did by losing you when it wasn't your time. 8 years later, i still feel the pain. More than ever now that i know it was down to me that you died. But i hope that i have learned from my mistakes.

Despite the mistakes, which only make up a tiny fraction of our lives together, there was lots of fun and loving. I will always remember the races we used to have, and how pleased you always were to see us when we got up in the morning, and got home from work and school. Not to mention all the kissing!

I absolutely love you Herbie. You were my sister, my mate, and my best friend for 13 years.... half of my life so far. We went through a lot together. I will love you forever, and never ever forget you. When my time comes i hope to see you again, and i hope that you have forgiven me for what happened.

RIP Herbie (with the spikey yellow hair ). We all miss you, especially me. You will stay in my heart forever. xxx



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Old 05-04-2008, 11:47 AM
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Awww, I'm so sorry at what happened. But Herbie lived a very long time for a budgie, and I'm sure lived a happy and healthy life. She was gorgeous as well. Try not to blame your self for what happened...it could have happened to anyone. Instead, try to think of all the good times you had with your little friend.
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RIP little Herbie, you were a beautiful budgie. Fly free.
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That is a sad story...just remember the good times...Herbie did live a long life so that is what you should try and focus on
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It's always a painful thing when a loved pet dies, I'm sure she has forgiven you as you didn't know any better at the time

Fly high Herbie.
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Old 05-04-2008, 06:47 PM
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Your post just about made me cry. I am so sorry. Herbie was a beautiful little budgie. Try to remember the positives; I know how hard that can be as I too sometimes think about the unhappy endings for my budgies Apollo, Skyla and Kiwi. I can sympathize with your feelings, that's for sure.

Fly high, fly free, fly forever little sweety.
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Your post is making me cry. Herbie was a cutie and he seems so sweet in his pictures. You were young and didn't know everything about taking care of your little friend, but he lived 13 years and that says a lot about the love and care he got. You made some mistakes...we all do. The important thing is to learn from them and move forward a bit wiser.

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I'm so sorry, your posting just oozes the love that you still feel for Herbie, and he will know that you loved him greatly.

RIP little one, fly free.
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Thanks guys. I think posting that has given me some closure. Most nights in the last few months i have cried myself to sleep, thinking about how close i was to Herbie, and what shouldn't have happened. I'm even starting to wonder why they didn't give her a splint for her leg. Was it because of her age? Could her leg have healed if we looked after her? So many questions keep going through my mind. I'd hate to think the vet put her to sleep because it was the easier option. I always hoped she would just die of old age, and at 13 she still wasn't showing any signs of being old. She was one fit bird! And such a special one too

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Your post just about made me cry. I am so sorry. Herbie was a beautiful little budgie. Try to remember the positives; I know how hard that can be as I too sometimes think about the unhappy endings for my budgies Apollo, Skyla and Kiwi. I can sympathize with your feelings, that's for sure.

Fly high, fly free, fly forever little sweety.
Thanks Budgiekin. Can i ask what happened to Apollo, Skyla and Kiwi?
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