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

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I went to her cage to get her to give her her meds and I found her on the bottom of the cage dead. Her body was already cool. I had checked her at two am and she was perched and took note of me. So she must have died somewhere between then and 9 am. I wish I had checked her earlier, instead I had a shower, took my dog out for a quick walk, uncovered the other cages, got her meds ready,.... I have had her since fall/winter of 2002.

I sobbed and hyperventilated for about an hour. I was planning to have her euthanized tomorrow and wanted the extra two days with her. I was not looking forward to her death. She was such a nice bird with a pleasant personality.

I know she ate the night before, but there were no husks on the bottom this morning. The droppings had no fecal matter. I don't think it was too dark in her cage for her to eat. I hope she wasn't too hot or two cold. I had a heating pad on top of her cage has usual. I don't remember if I had put it one setting higher or not and forgot to lower it.

She had a tumour on her wing and gout.

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Awe. I am so sorry she went today, but she isn't in pain anymore Rest in Peace Pepper! How are you doing now?
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We all know you did the best you could. Sorry for your loss.
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I'm so sorry Dianne I know how much you were looking forward to spend this last weekend with her. I'm sure she knew how much you cared for her these last 8 years.

R.I.P. Pepper, fly high.
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Oh gosh that's so sad hun, but I think you did great to have
her for 8 years! She sounds lovely, and you know you tried
your best. Destiny is bound to happen how it is suppose to.
Try to remember all the happy memories of her. RIP Pepper
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I am so sorry Dianne, please accept my condolences for your loss.
I know how very close you were to Pepper and that you did everything you possibly could to help her.
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I feel terrible for you. You did so much for Pepper. I guess her little body just gave out.
I would like to think that her special angel came to get her to save you the heartbreak of making that decision.
Fly high little Pepper and be at peace.
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My heart sank when I saw this post Dianne. I am so sorry about Pepper. She has been through a lot but is at peace now. I'm just speechless....
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I'm so sorry Dianne.
Rest In Peace, Pepper
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Thank you all. Here is irony for you., while I was in the shower I prayed for some indication that I was doing the right thing. I guess I got a very definite answer.
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