We gave Sido a bath. I’m not sure if she had ever had one before. It took her awhile to approach the water, but she finally got in. And then just stood there. No splashing or playing in the water. She’ll climb out and then climb in again and stand there. Well, at least her feet are clean : ).
We don’t always get Cooper’s photos right on the first shot*. Here are some pics that didn’t make the cut.* Due to the photographer and through no fault of the model, of course.
Cooper’s friend Nubs is entered in PetVote’s Cutest Pet (January 2015) contest.If Nubs wins, the prize money will got to the NUBS organization. You can see more of Nubs on his website or on facebook.Click HERE to vote. Voting is free and you can vote once every 24 hours. Voting ends in 14 days.If you have a moment, please vote for Nubs. This little fellow has come a long way and is helping so many. And all on one foot!
I was going to write more about Gordie’s life, but Michelle did such a good job, I’d just be repeating her. Instead I’ll share some thoughts from the last week.
Now that Gordie is gone, it is really tough to look at the flock without thinking about him. Even the flock has been behaving differently without him. He didn’t have the loudest or craziest personality and was likely one of the calmest birds. Maybe that was because he was a mature bird.
It is difficult to explain how sad losing Gordie has made me feel. I try to tell myself that Gordie lived a better life than he ever did before meeting us. He was with a flock, he had a mate, he took baths, grew out his flight feathers and flew around, probably for the first time ever. He enjoyed eating millet and fresh fruits and vegetables on a regular basis and even looked healthier than when he first entered our home. He met Cooper.
I hope we made him happy and I wish we had found him sooner. As sad as it is to lose Gordie, I feel more inspired to find another budgie that needs a good home. Good bye Little Man, thank you for making our lives better, you will be missed.
I don’t know the name of this one, but it’s from Paradise Bird Toys.Cooper decides if it’s worth her time (it was).I switched out the parts from last month’s (scary) toy. The budgies love it now. Who can resist a mirror and shreddable marshmallows? This one I only put in when I’m there to supervise – I don’t want any budgies to get tangled or stuck.