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

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Old 03-19-2016, 03:55 PM
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When my girlfriend was looking for a little friend 11 years ago, she was told that he had been hand raised by the clerk at the pet store. She named him Rocky, after Rocky Horror, because he was so pretty. He never did like being held, but all his life he was a happy little guy who sang and played the days away, and kept her company. He was a wonderful little guy, who was active and full of joy (as long as you weren't there in his cage). He loved bells, and dancing, and had a sweet little two-toned song he'd make whenever he was happy, which was often. In the two years he lived with me, we became good friends and I'm the only one he'd let give him his favorite treat, spray millet, without biting. He passed away in his sleep last night, and telling her was very hard. You'll always have a perch in out hearts Rocky, my friendliest friend, my buddiest bud.

Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward Iíve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds Ė and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of Ė wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hoíring there,
Iíve chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through the footless halls of air.
Up, up the long, delirious burning blue
Iíve topped the windswept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or even eagle flew.
And, while with silent, lifting mind Iíve trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.
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Old 03-19-2016, 03:59 PM
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I'm so sorry,my sincere and deepest sympathies on your loss,Rocky was a sweet loving budgie I'm sure.I'm sending you comforting prayers for you .we're here for you always.blessings
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Old 03-19-2016, 04:02 PM
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Ryan,

You and your girlfriend have my deepest condolances on your loss of darling little Rocky.

How wonderful that Rocky was a much loved and cherished budgie for 11 happy years!

Fly high, soar free darling Rocky; rest peacefully now sweet boy.
I'll lend you,
for a little while, a bird of mine, He said.
For you to love while he lives,
and mourn when he is dead.

It may be six or seven years, or maybe twenty-three,
But will you, till I call him back, take care of him for me?
He'll bring his charms to gladden you, and shall his stay be brief,
You'll have his lovely memories as solace for your grief.
I cannot promise he will stay, as all from earth return,
But there are lessons taught down there I want this bird to learn.

I've looked the whole world over in my search for teachers true,
And from the throngs that crowd life's lanes, I have selected you.
Now will you give him all your love - not think this labor vain,
Nor hate me when I come to call, to take him back again.
I fancied that I heard them say, 'Dear Lord, thy will be done.'
For all the joy this bird shall bring, the risk of grief we'll run.
We'll shower him with tenderness and love him while we may,
And for the happiness we've known, forever grateful stay.

And should the angels call for him much sooner than we planned,
We'll brave the bitter grief that comes, and try to understand.

Modified from poem by Edgar A. Guest


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Ryan, I'm so sorry for the loss of your beloved Rocky. He was a beautiful bird and was much loved by you and your girlfriend. You will both need to support each other as you grieve for your lost friend.I am praying for you both at this sad time.Rocky is now free to soar high but his spirit will always be with you both and you will one day see him again.

Rocky, fly high and free, little feathered angel.
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Ryan,

I'm so sorry to hear your longtime friend Rocky has passed on to the Rainbow bridge

He obviously was much loved and very happy and well cared for to have lived out his life to eleven years.

I know he felt love from his "flock" his whole life.

Now he will forever rest in the heavens, waiting for you. Keep his memory close to your heart and you'll never truly lose him.

Rest in peace, darling Rocky.

Hugs and best wishes during this difficult time
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Condolences on little Rocky's passing. Keep those memories close.
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I'm so sorry for your loss of Rocky. Thank you for loving so much
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My deepest condolences. I'm so sorry for your loss of Rocky.
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Ryan I am sorry that you and your girlfriend lost your beautiful Rocky... 11 Years is a long time to have your darling bird...Rocky was so very much loved by you Ryan and your girlfriend to. What a lucky bird to have a loving mum and dad who cared about him so much...Remember his loving memories and hold him close to your hearts...Your post on Rocky made me cry...

Lullaby and goodnight, with roses bedight
With lilies o'er spread is baby's wee bed
Lay thee down now and rest, may thy slumber be blessed
Lay thee down now and rest, may thy slumber be blessed

Lullaby and goodnight, thy mother's delight
Bright angels beside my darling abide
They will guard thee at rest, thou shalt wake on my breast
They will guard thee at rest, thou shalt wake on my breast
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Sorry to hear that It's hard to get used to being without him, I am sure...
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