My feisty little Lemony has gone. She had a normal day, did not look one bit ill. She had her usual out of cage time with Oscar, flew around, buzzed me once . She returned to her cage just fine. We had to go out last evening and when we returned about 9pm, she was gone. I hope I didn't miss anything... I am sad beyond sad.
I had 2 budgies, Cody and Lemony, purchased from the local bird store. They were both adults and were there for rehoming. I know nothing about their backgrounds. Now they are both gone.
They were my favorites... you know Lemony and I had our 'moments'. I loved her so.
For now, I believe I will never get another budgie. I have my 3.... Cody and Lemony's two 'babies" (Oscarlynn and PJ) and my boy Ivan. I hope they have better outcomes than my other two.
Oh no, Judy... I am deeply saddened and sorry to hear of your Lemony's unexpected passing. You have my deepest sympathies.
Your Lemony was not only special to you and your family, she was and always will be remembered dearly by the community here at Talk Budgies.
Your sweet girl is now reunited with her mate Cody on rainbow bridge where she is flying free. Their legacy will live on through PJ and Oscarlynn, they will continue to honour and represent their parents.
Time will ease the grief and as you begin to heal may you find comfort in the memories of the good times you had with your girl. Lemony will continue to live on in your heart. I'm sending my prayers to you and hope soon you will feel better.
Rest in peace, beautiful Lemony. You were much loved and will be missed by many.
RIP sweet Tito (Summer 2008 - January 17th 2013).
You are missed and never will be forgotten.
Oh Judy, I'm so sorry to hear about Lemony's untimely passing. I'm sure you didn't miss anything. You know as well as any of us how good these little ones are at hiding their illness from us. You of course have my deepest sympathies and sincerest condolences for your losses. Just remember all the good times that you and Leony has together and eventually the grief will pass. I know how hard it is to lose a beloved friend. I'm going through something similar now as well, and I know it's still fresh, and it hurts like crazy. Your tears still sting, and that pain is unimaginable. But all these thing will subside, and happy memories, and tears of happiness will soon take over in misery's place. Lemony has moved on to the Rainbow Bridge, and will await you there. If you ever need to talk, please feel free to private message me anytime. I'm on most days all day. Again Judy, I am so very sorry for your loss. Lemony was a beautiful soul, and she will live on forever in your heart.
Just this side of Heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When a bird dies that has been especially close to someone here, that bird goes to the Rainbow Bridge.
At the Rainbow Bridge there are meadows and hills and beautiful trees of all kinds where all our special friends can fly and climb, hang and flap, hop and run, jump and play, squawk and squeal and sing together.
There is plenty of good food, including grapes and peanuts, ice cream and cheese, spaghetti and especially lots of pizza. There is crystal clear water in brooks and springs are filled with water as well as every kind of delicious fresh fruit juice.
One warm spring even runs full of the coffee they can now drink their fill of without hearing a single no-no. There is lots of glorious sunshine, and sweet warm rain when they want it and our friends are warm and comfortable and totally at peace.
All the birds who had been ill or old are restored to health and vigor and to their natural incredible beauty. Their feathers shine, their wing feathers are whole, and their eyes gleam once again with vitality.
Those who were hurt or maimed or ignored or broken-hearted are made whole and strong and free of fear again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days gone by.
The birds are happy and content..... except for one small thing - they each miss someone very special to them who had to be left behind when the bird returned home. Still they all fly and play happily and safely and noisily together - even the grouchiest greys and orneriest senegals, the tiniest finches and the grandest macaws.
But the day comes for each bird when he suddenly stops and looks far into the distance. His body freezes and his bright eyes are intent as he watches and listens in silence. Suddenly he begins to fly from the group, soaring over the green grass, his wings flapping harder and harder!
You have been spotted - and he shrieks to you and then calls your name and his own and cries again and again and as he rushes toward you.
When you and your bird finally meet, you cling to each other in joyous reunion, knowing you will never be parted again.
Your face and your fingers - and even your toes - are covered with beak nibbles and soft ecstatic kisses. Your hair is preened by that special beak, and his head bends under your fingers to invite your touch. Your hands again find their way under beloved wings, to caress the downy softness beneath.
You look once more into the trusting eyes of your companion-so long gone from your physical life on earth, but never for an instant absent from your heart.
Your tears of joy are gently brushed away by those beloved wings... and feeling immersed once more in total contentment and love, you and your beloved companion cross the Rainbow Bridge together.
Thank you for my wonderful signature Deb!!!
RIP Pepper, Peatri, Holly, Mini, and Quarty
That Rainbow Bridge story is absolutely beautiful, and had me in tears by the end.
I'm so sorry for your loss, Judy. It sounds like Lemony was a truly wonderful bird who was lucky to have such s strong bond with a caring owner. She will live on in your heart and memories, and someday you'll see her again.
Thank you all so much for your support and kind words. They mean much to me. I'm glad she's with 'her' Cody now... they were a special pair, for sure. I can't believe this hurts so much. My spouse has taken over the 'bird chores' this morning... I can't go in their room just yet. He said Oscarlynn was extra friendly this morning... sweet. Lemony was sort of the unofficial leader of this flock. What she said, went. (though both Oscar and Ivan are pretty pushy, too! My little PJ is timid, bless him).