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.
This is so sweet. There was definitely a special bond between you two.
And now I must open another box of Kleen-ex…
Awww. *sniffle* Any budgie would be lucky to have you bring him/her home and I know that Gordie enjoyed every minute with you and the flock.
Thank you Tam. It was definitely my good luck to know Gordie.
bye Gordie… safe travels!
I feel for your loss, having been there many times. Our humane society always has budgies. Where one door closes, another opens 🙂 Take time to grieve and remember. Birdie hugs!
Thank you for your thoughts. I will be keeping an eye out for little lost budgies that need a new home.
That picture of you two says alot about your mutual love – so sweet.
No way to read that and not be in tears.
Thank you to everyone for your kind thoughts and well wishes.
He was so very lucky to have that special time with you two. I know you will find another little feathered soul to rescue.