Farewell, my dear Link. Our time together was far too short.
Two years ago, I took home a young little budgie from the pet store, and named him Link. He was active, vocal, and as happy as could be. Shortly after I purchased him, I also adopted a young female parakeet I named Zelda. Almost instantly the two were inseparable. Yet minutes ago, the unthinkable happened.
I never even saw it coming, the little guy was as healthy as could be, with every bit of normal behavior. Even up until minutes before his passing, I never suspected anything was wrong. Then suddenly I looked over to the cage when I heard a slight whimpering. My little boy was on the floor of his home, and fading fast. I barely had time to open the door and take him into my hands before he passed on. With no breathing or heartbeat, I knew there was no chance to save him.
As expected, I am absolutely overwhelmed with grief. Zelda, his mate, seems terribly confused, which hurts even more. I know she'll need a companion eventually, but for now, I think both of us need a little time to heal. I was not ready to say goodbye, it never occurred to me that this might happen. My sweet little Link, if love could bring you back, you would live for eternity.
What a dreadful, dreadful shock for you. I feel for you with everything possible.
You not only have the sudden shock itself to bear but the departure of your beloved Link and the distress of Zelda. The fact you had no warning of any kind is heartbreaking for you. All I can do is send you many, many comforting and healing thoughts and prayers. It's hard to hear at the moment but you will feel better in time. Just let yourself cry and grieve in your own time. Many hugs.
my sincere and deepest sympathies on your loss.that's so sad and so sudden.Zelda will need your companionship even more so now.it will be hardest on her without her mate.hopefully our staff members will have some great advice for you to help Zelda through this as well as you and I am so sorry.
If only I could find the right words of comfort for you.just know link is resting now in rainbow bridge in happiness and peaceful bliss.we're here if you need us anytime.sending you comforting prayers for you and Zelda.
princess Gracie Barber welcomes you all and blessings
I'm so sorry to hear of your Link's very unexpected passing... It's never easy to part with a much beloved little friend, you have my deepest sympathies.
Time will heal the pain from no longer having your budgie boy and hopefully the memories of the good times you had with Link will give you comfort.
He will forever be close to your heart.
I'm sending my prayers and best wishes to you and Zelda in this very difficult time. Be sure to give her some extra TLC.
Rest in peace, Link. You were much loved and will be missed.
RIP sweet Tito (Summer 2008 - January 17th 2013).
You are missed and never will be forgotten.
Thank you to everyone for your kind wishes. I am heartbroken to say that everything just got much worse. When I woke up this morning, I found that Zelda had passed away as well
Last night, I thought that Link might have had a pre-existing condition that led to his untimely departure. Yet today, I'm certain that the cause of death must have been the same for both of them. Nothing was new in their cage either, which makes this very puzzling.
I also own two canaries in the same room, which so far are doing great. This makes me think that something must have happened inside the parakeet cage itself that was the cause. Needless to say, I will be disposing of the old cage and everything within it.
The closest avian vet is half an hour away, so I hope I can request an autopsy to find out what happened. Link had already been stored in the freezer, so I hope providing them with just Zelda's remains will yield enough results. I don't know if anyone here has had a similar experience, but as soon as I find out more I'll let you all know.
Silverstring, I'm so sorry about Link's passing. I know it was sudden, and I know how much it hurts to lose them that way. I lost my Holly only 4 short months after getting her, and I definitely know what you're going through. You of course have my sincerest condolences and deepest sympathies for your loss. Again, I'm so sorry for your loss.
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