I have a grandson that totally loves birds.....I bought him his first bird when I bought my first one. He loved him and took awesome care of him. Kept him cleaned...fed...kept him in his room away from any other animals. Then last night his dad came in his room and was playing with the birds....and didnt shut the door tight. One of the dogs broke in and grabbed Jake out of his cage before they could stop her. Kaden, my grandson, is heartbroken. He took so much care to protect his pets and because of someone else not paying attention one was killed. This is breaking my heart. With how badly I am feeling for Kaden and Jake I cannot imagine how it will feel to loose one of my own that I love.
Fly free Jake..from state farm....(we always said that to him) you will be greatly missed.
Last edited by aluz; 02-11-2016 at 11:55 AM.
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Oh my goodness, sorry for the loss. I'm sure Jake is in a happier place. I remember when my rabbit died, I just told myself that she's still here, just invisible maybe that would comfort your grandson.
I'm very sorry for the tragic turn of events that led to Jake's passing...
You and your grandson have my deepest sympathies.
Once again this is a reminder for all pet bird owners who also keep furry pets around to always be on the lookout and be extremely careful of their surroundings when having multiple species of pets sharing the same household. Strict household rules should be implemented in order to limit these accidents from happening and even eradicating such situations from occurring. And this is done by keeping the pet birds on a room where the dog/cat is denied access to.
The door to the room should be locked when the birds are having out of cage time. Cats and dogs are predators to our pet birds this is a known fact, there's no way around it.
Rest in peace, Jake. You were much loved and will be missed.
RIP sweet Tito (Summer 2008 - January 17th 2013).
You are missed and never will be forgotten.
Oh Kathy, I'm so sorry that this has happened. You and Kaden have my deepest sympathies and sincerest condolences for the loss of dear Jake.
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
Thank you all, I found out his dad was miserable because this was his mistake and should have been prevented. He went out and bought him another bird. I am going to have Kaden make a sign for his door to hang on the noob....at least he is doing all he can for safety.
Kathy, I'm so sorry to hear that this tragic accident has happened! Poor little Kaden must be devastated and I'm sure it's even worse considering the great lengths he went to to ensure his little bird's safety.
This is yet another reminder that no matter what, any split-second decision involving our pets can mean the difference between life and death
Rest in peace little Jake and fly high, you will be missed by a very special friend.
Also, I am not criticising the decision made by Kaden's father, but in my opinion, you can't just "replace" a bird after you've lost them, unlike some do with goldfish. Kaden needs time to grieve for the loss of his friend and I hope he's okay with his new bird.
My best to Kaden and his family
and Princess Mallorn!
Thank you to Deb for her wonderful Faery magic
Hi... what hard circumstances... Our Kaden (he is 11) loved our Miss Lemony and is struggling with her death and I can imagine how the impact of Jake's death is affecting your grandson. It sounds like you and his family are very supportive and his dad accepts responsibility, which are very good things.
I'm certain Kaden's Dad feels miserable knowing his actions were the cause of the death of his son's beloved friend, especially given the fact that Kaden was working so hard to ensure Jake's safety and to take such good care of him.
I can't even imagine having to face one's 7 year old child after such a tragic incident.
While the new budgie will never "replace" Jake, I'm sure having it and being able to love and care for it will provide a distraction from the overwhelming sense of loss Kaden must be experiencing right now.
My prayers are with Kaden, his Dad and entire family during this time.
Please be sure to let us know how Kaden is holding up in a few days time. I know for a seven year old this experience must be heart-breaking.