It was almost a decade ago when 3 little birds entered my life and became my joy, my happiness, and my reason for existence. At the time I was going through troubling family battles, minor depression, and the stress of university. Without these bubs I would not have been able to find my way. No matter what future birds I may obtain, these trio will always have a special place in my heart.
They crossed the rainbow bridge one by one approximately 3 years ago. I had a very hard time going through my hard drive to find photos and videos of them - it brought back so much memories that I welled up a good few times before the completion of the memorial. It took 2 days to complete.
You're right, better late than never. Like, for me, before my first budgie died, I was convinced the first thing I'd do was to get on here and tell you all when a bird of mine died. That's not what happened at all. When I lost my first bird, I was shocked and kind of in a stunned state. I did not get on here for a long time at all. It took me months to finally get on here again and tell everybody what had happened. The healing process when a loved one dies is VERY, VERY different for everybody, whether it is a pet or a person, I have grown to learn that in the past couple of years.
Photos are the worst for me. When I look through pictures of my pets I've lost, it really hurts, no matter how long ago it happened. I've heard from several people that have lost close family members, that the sadness and grief never really goes away, it just gets better and a bit more bearable.
That was wonderful Zohie.
They were all beautiful, it hurts me too to look at pictures of Pumpernickel. He was my first little dove, and even though I didn't have him as long as my other birds he still has a place in my heart
The video brought a tear to my eye. It sounds like those bubs loved you and they knew you loved them to.
They are free to roam heaven now and may they fly free
I hope you are better now and what else can I say but I am so sorry for your loss
What a beautiful, heartwarming tribute you've created there Zohie.
It's never too late to remember those we hold dear to our hearts, and their joyful memories are what keeps us going at times.
__________________ "Remember that your first responsibility is to yourself, because those dependent on you need you to be in your best health and frame of mind.
Your next responsiblity is to those closest to you, be it human or animal"