On the night of December 18th, our little Alfiebug passed away. Alfie had been diagnosed by our vet with a potential kidney tumor. He had been managing well for quite some time, but in the last month the tumor finally started to affect him. His feet and legs were giving him trouble and he lost his sight. We moved him to a cage with towels on the bottom and he was given as much millet and lettuce as a budgie could want. On the 18th, it was clear that he was suffering. We were going to call the vet the next day about making that hard decision. We gave Alfie a kiss and tucked him in for the night. I always go in and check on the birds right before I turn in – when I did, I found that Alfie was gone.
Alfie was our funny little fellow. He was so sweet. He loved his bells, his baths and his lettuce. And he was always running around underfoot, looking for a stray seed. I’ll be putting a video of his photos and antics up soon.
From the day we brought him home from the shelter to the evening we gave him his last kiss, every moment we spent with Alfie was a joy. Alfie, I hope you are somewhere flying freely. We love you.
by Painted Parade on Etsy.
The budgies received some wonderful gifts from their friends.
From Adam and Drazen – a gift card from PetSmart. We used it to buy the budgies’ favorite toy – marshmallows! We usually split them up so the girls each get “their own”. Thanks Adam and Drazen!
*Emmy still doesn’t like the camera.
Holly lives in Minnesota with Karon and Ernie (Cooper’s Cutie, August 2014).