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

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Old 11-20-2019, 08:04 PM
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I am an utter wreck right now. Our beloved Tweety passed suddenly last night. I am so heartbroken as this was so unexpected.

He would have been 8 years old next month and he was so full of life *and spoiled rotten* I'm at the "what if, what did I miss, why why why" point in my grief, I just hurt all over. I know I should have went with my gut when his behaviour was changing - he is a male but was recently displaying female behaviour (getting into a trance and in mounting position for about 5 minutes every morning ) and lately having larger than normal droppings. So large he was wiggling his butt to drop them. I thought it was just something he ate off the floor and would pass. I am kicking myself right now. These were warning signs. But he was eating normally, playing constantly with his toys, running and flying all around the house and still attempting to get into the speaker. I was sure he would do it one of these days, he was so determined! Even up to that fateful moment, he was my perfect little boy.

Shortly before my husband came home from work last night, he was acting like he got spooked, it happens, he hears a noise or something. So I put him in his cage to calm down and he seemed a bit better, but sitting on perch's he normally does not use and then was climbing the back of his cage. He got on his bed (his swing) so I took it he was ready for bedtime. He looked so cute swinging there looking a bit sleepy, and told him how cute he was, that I loved him and would see him in the morning. I put his cover on and sat on the couch with my husband.

I then heard a ruckus in his cage (a normal noise when he jumps off the swing to get to another perch - he did this all the time) but then I heard it again and knew, this was not normal. I ran to his cage, tore off the cover and saw my poor little boy on the bottom of the cage. I scream "somethings wrong" and my husband runs over and picks up Tweety as he takes his last breath. I just stood there in disbelief. This cannot be happening. He was flying about only 10 minutes ago! My husband held Tweety and was in as much shock as I was. He kept listening for a heartbeat, was softly petting him, trying anything but he knew. I held him and kissed him and told him I loved him.

My husband was so kind as to clean Tweet's cage today, gathered his gazillion toys up cause he knows I can't bear to look at it right now. Even as I type this I'm in view of the table his cage sat on and it's so empty, the house is so quiet like there is a huge void and I keep bursting into tears.

He was buried this morning by our miniature lilac bush marked with a stone and where we have our wild bird feeder set up, so Tweety will never be alone. Such a sweet little boy....so full of joy and curiosity.

As I type this out I feel my pain lessening so slightly. But the guilt is stil there. This is going to be a difficult journey. I haven't had a budgie since we lost our last one when I was 15 and could not go through the heartache again. Took me near 20 years to share our love with these sweet little birds again.

Tweety brought such joy to our lives and will be dearly missed. Rest in peace little buddy......our hearts and home feels so empty without you.


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Old 11-20-2019, 09:01 PM
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So sorry to read of your loss of your beloved Tweety. Don't beat yourself up about the what if's, I think that is a stage that many of us go through in looking for answers when we lose a companion, especially when it is so unexpected. Fly high sweet Tweety.
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Old 11-21-2019, 12:26 PM
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I’m so sorry for your loss. Many times there is nothing we could have done or seen. As Cody mentioned above, it’s a natural response to feel that way when the loss is so unexpected. 8 years is a good long life. He was a very lucky little bird to have been so loved and cherished. Take care.
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I am sorry to hear of your loss. He sounds like he was a wonderful companion and a true Tweetie-pie.
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Old 11-21-2019, 07:56 PM
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I'm so sorry for your loss of darling Tweety.
I know how difficult it is to lose a beloved pet and it is compounded when the loss is unexpected.
We always question ourselves when that happens and I do believe it is unfortunately a part of our grieving process. Tweety knows how much he was loved and cherished during his time with you and he was a fortunate boy to have had a long and happy life with you.

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 only 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

Fly high and soar freely sweet Tweety; rest peacefully now wee man.
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Old 11-21-2019, 09:23 PM
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Tweety was obviously very much loved and I'm sure he was well aware of that fact

I'm so sorry to hear of his passing. I can't imagine the grief you're having right now. My best wishes during this time. Surely Tweety is watching over you right now

Rest in peace, little one.
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Old 11-21-2019, 10:35 PM
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I'm so sorry of Tweety's passing. He looked like a darling sweet little guy. <3
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