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.

17 thoughts on “Alfie

  1. My deepest sympathies. We lost our budgie Alex P Keet recently. It hurts so much because we love them so much. But every moment is precious.

    • I’m so sorry for your loss. I bet Alex P. Keet was as cute as his name. And yes, we do have to treasure every moment we have with them. XOX

  2. I have suffered a loss too. Around the time you posted this, I was on vacation with my family when my uncle called my dad and said that my grandma had passed away. R.I.P Alfie Boy and Grammy. You will be missed dearly.

    • Oh, I am so sorry to hear about your grandmother. The flock and I send you and your family condolences and love. <3

  3. I am so sorry to hear about Alfie. I loved his colors. I recently lost my albino budgie(9yrs!)Whitey Ford. She was part of our flock of 5 so the others miss her too. I love your site. Great stories and fantastic photos!

    • Oh no. I’m sorry to hear about Whitey Ford (and such a cute name). I bet she had 9 wonderful years with you and your budgies. I hope she and Alfie and the rest of our dear birds are together in a happy flock. Much love to you and your budgies <3.

  4. Oh, I am so sorry to hear this. Alfie was very lucky to live his last with you both.
    I am sure he understood that he had hit the “budgie lottery” . His little body gave out but he is now free to fly. Fly free in the heavens above!!!

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