Today was a normal day for us.. normal until about 5 pm when I was doing evening bird stuff (fresh water, changing paper on bottom of cages).. my boys were out of their cages as usual. When I start this routine, they know it's time to come in. Cody wasn't there and he is always the first to come in. We all 3 looked and moved furniture, etc. We found him on the ground on his side. Sadly, in our panic to find him, we left the door open to the bird room. I will never ever forgive myself for what happened next. My daughter's dog Waylon rushed in and grabbed Cody. I'll never know if he was gone before that moment.
I love my Cody boy. He was the first.. Without him, none of the others would be with me. I can't believe it.
He was the sweetest and kindest of all my flock and he fussed about the rest of them all the time. He was the 'mentor' to the babies and to Ivan. I think they and Lemony are sad already.
I look at the cage with all the ramps and bridges for Cody... I can't believe it.
(I don't know how old he was.. not old enough)
I'm so sorry you have to endure such a loss. Please don't feel as if you had the fault. I think that if Cody was well enough to fly away from the dog, he most likely would have, unless the dog was really quick. Either way, there was nothing you could have done. Sometimes we have to let go of the "what-ifs" and just remember him as he was, a beautiful, active gentleman who always looked out for his flock.
He has had a wonderful and healthy life with you and the flock and I know he will be missed greatly. It may have been short, but all the time he spent with you was valued to you and to him and he knew that all the way till the end.
Cody, you were a special little boy and your mum and birdie friends will miss you tremendously. They will take comfort in knowing that you are the new star in the sky, the sunlight within the trees, and the soft rain on the grass, and that you will always be with them in their hearts and memories.
Rest well and fly high with the wind at your wings, Cody. Enjoy the Rainbow Bridge.
Hugs to you in this difficult time, Judy
and Princess Mallorn!
Thank you to Deb for her wonderful Faery magic
Oh I'm so sorry to read your post Judy.
Please don't beat yourself up over it you did nothing wrong and I'm sure the dog is also regretting it too.
You have Cody a great chance in life that he may not have had without you and I have no doubt he is watching over you now and enjoying his wings.
I know there are few words that can be said to ease your sorrow but please don't feel guilty or regret anything. Cody would have been happy exploring and enjoying his out of cage time and I'm sure it was quick and painless for him.