My "Gertie girl" is finally flying free. She passed away this morning at the ripe old age of 10. She was a rescue, found on a soccer field years ago. She spend most of her years with her partner, Bert, who is left alone now.
She was a smart and happy little budgie, who never came out of her cage, and never wanted to be held, but interacted with us and was happy to play and show us what she could do with her toys. This morning was the first time she let me stroke her.
We will miss her lovely songs and playful ways. She brought such joy.
No matter how many years we have been blessed by their presence, it's never easy to part with our beloved little friends.
You have my deepest sympathies.
As your heart begins to heal and you adjust to this new reality, may the memories of all the good years you had with Gertie give you comfort.
She will forever live on in your heart.
Rest in peace, Gertie girl. You were much loved and will be missed.
RIP sweet Tito (Summer 2008 - January 17th 2013).
You are missed and never will be forgotten.
Time cannot steal the treasures
that we carry in our hearts.
Nor ever dim the shining thoughts
our cherished past imparts
For the memories of the ones
we loved still cast a gentle glow,
To grace our days and light
our paths, wherever we may go.