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In Memory Tributes and Memorials to Budgies which have moved on to the Rainbow Bridge
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Old 01-24-2011, 04:41 PM
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This morning I woke up, and things were fine. However, Ollie was on the lower rope perch so I went over to investigate. I had him step up - usually he'd fly away. I thought it a bit odd, but maybe just an effect of the millet training. He growled at me a bit with low 'ack ack's', and I placed him on a higher perch. Then went to get ready for school.

Like I usually do, I went up to check on them before I left, and my mother, who was sick. He was... In the corner of the cage, not moving.

I thought he was dead. I thought of his weird behavior, and so went over with a heavy heart.

He wasn't dead, but he was definitely not in good shape. I was able to get him to step up, but he was weak and hunched over. I placed him on a perch and by now was crying, and so I called my father who suggested calling the vet. I ran to get a phonebook, and he was on the bottom of the cage again.

I picked him up and I just knew there was nothing I could do for him. Even if I had rushed him to the vet, there was no saving him. So I snuggled him down in some fleece on the floor and sat next to him, stroking his head and talking to him while Pickles chirped. He lived about ten minutes after this, but he didn't move or even try to. He convulsed a little and then he was gone.

Ollie was my first bird. I got him five years ago. He was an adult when I got him - white irises and blue cere. He could have been anywhere from six and up, and he wasn't sick. (I watch like a hawk.) I loved him dearly, though he never was terribly tame, he'd do anything for some millet. He was a good father, and raised two clutches with his mate, Star.

I guess he flies free now. With Star and his two babies Snowflake and Blue. And he went fairly peacefully, considering. I just wish I could have done more.

Bye baby boy. Pickles misses you too.


(They were trying to sleep in this picture, but kept arguing with one another and waking up. Ollie's the darker one.)

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Old 01-24-2011, 05:02 PM
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I'm so sorry to read of your loss. Ollie was a beautiful boy, and I know that you'll miss him dearly. At least you had five quality years with him, and no doubt he knew that he was well loved.

Rest in peace little Ollie.
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Rest in Peace, sweet Ollie. Keep his cute face, sweet song and strong spirit close to your heart, and he will be with you forever. May he fly high, free from pain, watching over you and Pickles. So sorry for your loss.
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Oh, honey, my heart goes out to you I've been there - done that - on the floor spending a last few fleeting moments with them. It sounds to me like Ollie had a long life, and he was certainly loved. He knew that. It sounds like he died very peacefully of old age. I know there is nothing that can provide you any comfort at such a difficult time, but when you are able, do draw comfort that you were able to be there with him and help him peacefully pass over to the rainbow bridge. I am so sorry - no matter how long or short we have them in our lives, we always want one more day. He is flying free now, and happy that you gave him such a wonderful life. (hug)
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I miss him a lot, but I'm just glad I got to say goodbye. All the other pets I've lost have just been there one day, gone the next. I got to tell him what I needed to, and he went peacefully. Though I can't help but think there should have been something I could have done, I really don't think I could have.

Thank you guys. <3 Pickles seems to be doing fine, and he's healthy and strong. I still have him. It just seems so wrong that he's gone.
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I miss him a lot, but I'm just glad I got to say goodbye. All the other pets I've lost have just been there one day, gone the next. I got to tell him what I needed to, and he went peacefully. Though I can't help but think there should have been something I could have done, I really don't think I could have.

Thank you guys. <3 Pickles seems to be doing fine, and he's healthy and strong. I still have him. It just seems so wrong that he's gone.
There's nothing you could have done more than you did; you cuddled him and held him. That's the best thing.
It will take some time for it to sink in; you're still in shock. Take it easy on yourself; it is a lot to process at one time. Usually feels like a bad dream you just want to wake up from. It will take some time for your body to work through the shock of it all. During a time of shock it is hard on our immune systems, and so it is easy to be susceptible to illness. I would suggest keeping up your routine, and don't forget or neglect your needs for nutrition, hydration and sleep during this difficult time.
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I am so so sorry
It is easy to see that Ollie was a very special bird, and he was loved dearly.
I know how it feels to lose a budgie who was very close to you.
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RIP Ollie
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Fly high, fly free Ollie...
He was a lovely budgie, and he was well loved and cared for.
I hope that taking care of Pickles will help see you through this tough time.
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Aww, I'm sorry.
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