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In Memory Tributes and Memorials to Budgies which have moved on to the Rainbow Bridge

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Old 01-06-2015, 11:54 PM
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I want to thank everyone for trying to help me and giving me advice over the past couple of months. It was really difficult to watch Smoky's health deteriorate. We took her to a few vets to try to help her and save her, but the outcome is not good for birds with gout and Smoky had multiple health issues other than gout.

Smoky passed away this morning around 7am, she was 9.5 years old. Although she was suffering I did all I could to keep her comfortable. She slept in my bed, beside me, for the past 3 nights. I always kept her by my side as that is all she ever wanted. I'm fortunate enough to work from home, and Smoky had a play pen in my office, next to my desk. She was my baby, best-friend and colleague (lol) and I'm really going to miss her. There's a huge emptiness in my life now but I am so grateful to have had her.

Smoky was a funny little bird with a huge personality. She was very bossy of all of us and especially with other pets that came and left our family. She had a different relationship with all members of my family too. With me, she really acted like I was her mommy. She was very attached to me and I know that she loved me very much and she knew I loved her. She was always arguing with my mom, and it was always the funniest thing to witness them yelling at each other. She was always curious about her, staring at her when she sleeps, jumping on her to clean her hair.. we never could figure out what her problem was with my mom. But she enjoyed sitting on her shoulder while she walked around the entire house. With my step father, I think she thought he was her boyfriend (lol).. she always had private conversations with him that she would never have with us, and it was only when they were alone. He would mimic her sounds and she always responded and she was very nice and polite with him. Her relationship with my sister was similar to my moms - she bossed her around, but also had conversations with her about god knows what... anytime she hung out with my sister it would always end with Smoky telling her off and then flying back to me.

Two nights ago when she slept beside me was one of the funniest times I had with her in a while (since she's been sick). She kept me up all night because she refused to sleep in her designated area, but instead would crawl into my hand, or snuggle next to my face or neck. It was so cute and adorable.. and she felt so fluffy and happy snuggled up in my hand or next to me. Every time I put her back in her spot, I'd wake up again to find her somewhere on me. Eventually we agreed upon a location far enough that I couldn't harm her in my sleep, but close enough so she wouldn't move... on the opposite side of my pillow. She looked so cute with her little head rested on my pillow. Every time I'd open my eyes I'd see her adorable little sleeping face. That lasted maybe a few hours, and I woke up at 7am with her in my hand again.. at that point I gave up and stayed awake and let her sleep in the palm of my hand for a couple of hours.

This was Smoky's character.. everything had to be her way. The last hilarious thing she did before she got sick was in November, we were both in my office and I was working late. It was 6pm and she start chirping nicely and I knew she wanted to go upstairs, back to her cage (we usually leave the office around 5:30pm - and if we don't she gets mad). By 6:30 I was still working because I really needed to get something done, and then she flew to my laptop, ran to the mouse pad, looked up at me and started yelling at me really really loud. She was really ******! LOL so I just grabbed her right away (after taking a few pictures - one of them attached) and took her upstairs. It was so cute!

There's so many stories about Smoky that I'd like to share, but this post would be way too long. If anyone wants to keep up you can follow her account on Instagram. I'm going to keep it active so that I can cherish her memories, and I will post a photo of her everyday with my memories of her.
instagram.com/angrysmoky

Thanks again everyone.
From Smoky's Mama, Sandra
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Sorry for your loss, what a beautiful bird smokey was
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Rest in Peace, sweet beautiful Smoky. Keep her cute face and happy song close to your heart, and she will be with you forever. Smoky was a very special friend to you for over 9 years. She had a good life filled with love and good care. I know you will miss her. I am so sorry for your loss.
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What a beautiful tribute to your beloved Smoky! Thank you for sharing it with us. I'm glad you have so many great memories, and I'm very sorry for your loss.
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I'm so sorry for your loss of Smoky. The like was for sharing your wonderful stories of her with us. *biggest hugs*
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Sorry Sandra...you did so much to avoid this ending. Rejoice in the 9 1/2 year's, but mostly rejoice in the kind of loving relationship you had with her....
a kind of relationship that is special, and one which many bird owner's never have....
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Sandra,

I'm sorry for your loss of darling Smoky

May your memories of the wonderful 9 1/2 years you had together help sustain you as you deal with your sorry.

Fly high and free sweet Smoky; rest peacefully now wee girl.
I thought of you with love today, but that is nothing new.
I thought about you yesterday, and days before that too.
I think of you in silence. I often speak your name.
Now all I have is memories, and your picture in a frame.
Your memory is my keepsake, with which I’ll never part.
God has you in his keeping.
I have you in my heart.

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Sandra,

I'm sorry for your loss of darling Smoky

May our memories of the wonderful 9 1/2 years you had together help sustain you as you deal with your sorry.

Fly high and free sweet Smoky; rest peacefully now wee girl.
I thought of you with love today, but that is nothing new.
I thought about you yesterday, and days before that too.
I think of you in silence. I often speak your name.
Now all I have is memories, and your picture in a frame.
Your memory is my keepsake, with which I’ll never part.
God has you in his keeping.
I have you in my heart.

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Aww thanks so much. Really love this poem. I think I will attach it to an image of her. Thanks so much.

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Thanks everyone!

it's my first full day without her... it's very difficult and feels so strange. She always kept me super busy throughout the day and was good company. Knowing there are others who understand really makes me feel better

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Oh god, the lump in my throat and the tears in my eyes.
I'm sorry you lost your baby.
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