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

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Old 03-20-2016, 11:36 PM
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Default My best friend of 9 years passed away

This actually happened a few months back, but I couldn't bring myself to post until now.

Some of you may remember a thread I made a while back about my sick Sweetie Boy and my father's denial that he was even sick in the first place.

I'd like to think he went peacefully but I can't truly know. I knew just by looking at him that it would be his last night on Jan 22nd. We cried a lot and while I'm slowly mending on the inside, my father is still in deep pain and cries nearly every day.

I really miss him. He was so wonderful.... RIP my Sweetie Boy

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Old 03-20-2016, 11:59 PM
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I'm so sorry for your loss of Sweetie Boy.
Maybe it might be a good idea for your Dad to see a councilor for a session or two to help come to terms with Sweetie Boy's loss.
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Old 03-21-2016, 12:33 AM
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I do remember your Sweetie Boy quite well and the sadness and devastation that followed his passing

I'm so sorry for your loss of your darling boy, and to your dad's loss as well. Sometimes it's hard to cope with the loss (or potential loss) of a special friend.

Sweetie Boy is waiting at the gates of heaven until the rest of his flock joins him, but for now, keep his memories close and he'll never be too far away.

Rest in peace and fly high, Sweetie Boy. You were much loved and will be missed.

Hugs and best wishes to you and your father during this continued time of grief. May you see the sun shine through the clouds soon
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Old 03-21-2016, 12:46 AM
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Thank you both for the kind words :C

On the counselor topic: if only I could ever get my dad to do that! He's too old and stubborn, and doesn't "believe in" therapy. Something my fiance told me is that all people mourn differently. I just hope it gets easier on my dad :C

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Old 03-21-2016, 01:09 AM
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I'm so very sorry for your loss of Sweety Boy. It's such a hard thing to go through. Time will surely heal you and your dad's grieving hearts, and leave beautiful memories that will last a lifetime.
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Buttercup, I'm very sorry to hear about the loss of Sweetie Boy. These wonderful friends make their way into our hearts, and that is where he will live from now on. My sincere condolences.
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Old 03-21-2016, 04:22 AM
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So terribly sorry to hear of Sweetie Boy's passing, and I do vaguely remember your post and wondered how you were faring. If it is any consolation, most everyone here on TB have experienced some form of loss or passing and personal pain associated with it.

It is never easy to lose a beloved pet, and it is at times especially hard for those in their elder years. There are aspects of mourning that do take time and certainly therapy is always an option as sometimes some pet owners find it harder to move beyond a pet's death. Sometimes, and maybe not in the case of your father, however, individuals may project patterns of mourning unresolved to a pet's death. In other words, he may be mourning more than one loss or experience of loss.

In any case, therapy is not for everyone, but I know what helped me was coming to TB and just immersing myself in stories of loss and looking at others happy budgies to help me reconnect with the memories and wonderment of my little Nutmeg and Luna who also passed in January. If your dad is so inclined and is on the internet or slightly internet savvy, maybe he will want to just browse the site to help with his loss. Another site that I found helpful and allowed me to just talk about my Nutmeg's death was this site. It's a blog created for people to talk about their pet's passing and it is a wonderful idea in how they created it:

How To Deal With The Death Of Your Pet Bird | TheTameParrot.com - Let's Try To Solve Your Parrot Problems

Or, maybe you are willing to share some of these sites with your dad where you can both have time together to browse a bit and help him to reconnect with cherished memories of Sweetie Boy. There are also a few pet loss and grieving websites, bird specific, on the internet that might help by just adding a picture and obituary in perpetuity, that can also help with grieving.

Hopefully this may be helpful to you and your dad, but in the meantime, my deepest sympathies to you and your father.
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Very sorry to read about your loss. When ready, I hope you will find another feathered friend to love.
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Old 03-21-2016, 07:15 AM
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I'm so sorry to hear of Sweetie Boy's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your dad.
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I'm so sorry to hear this... You have my deepest sympathies over your Sweetie Boy's passing. Unfortunately this is the hardest part of being a pet owner, to face adversity and loss. Death is part of life and while it's very painful and difficult to cope with the loss of a loved one, be it a pet or not, we must allow ourselves the time to mourn, adjust to the new reality and to be receptive in terms of allowing our hearts to heal.

I hope soon you and your father will be able to take comfort in the memories of the nine years you have been blessed to have with Sweetie Boy.

Rest in peace, Sweetie Boy. You were much loved and will be missed.
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