Ten years ago a little blue blessing entered our lives. We adopted Ozzie from our local animal shelter – he had been found in a yard after having been attacked by a cat. The vets patched him up and put him up for adoption. We bonded quickly with him during his quarantine. He was very chatty and easy to tame. He, Dewey and Cooper soon became a close trio.
Ozzie was a water baby, he loved his baths. Romaine lettuce was a favorite, and he would “bliss out” nibbling on his toys.
Ozzie was a friendly fellow and was our “welcome wagon” to the budgies we adopted after him. He took a shine to Emmy when we brought her home, and the two became a couple.
Two years ago, Ozzie was diagnosed with a testicular tumor. It did not seem to slow him down in the least and he continued to bring happiness to all around him.
Unfortunately, his health began to slowly decline a couple months ago. Up until the end, he was singing, playing and cuddling with Emmy. In his last days, Emmy rarely left his side – preening him and sleeping next to him. On the morning of June 14th, Ozzie peacefully passed away.
Ozzie was the “perfect” budgie and we loved him dearly. He was the very best ambassador for “Don’t Shop, Adopt” (his photo was even featured on our local news during Clear the Shelters week). We could not have asked for a better budgie. Life will not be the same without our little Oz.

4 thoughts on “Ozzie

  1. Oh no, first Riley and now Ozzie. 🙁
    I’m completely heartbroken. Despite not having the pleasure of meeting cutie Ozzie, I still loved him (along with Riley) and it always made me smile reading posts about him and seeing pictures of him. Especially the pictures of him and Emmy being adorable together that would make me say “aww” out loud. Rest in Peace beautiful Ozzie ❤️

  2. I’m so sorry to hear about losing your little cuties in quick succession. Saying goodbye is oftentimes the hardest thing to do but I know all of your babies are showered with love and affection. You give them all the lives they deserve and your posts brighten up even the darkest of days for all of us following along.

    Shivangi and I send lots of love your way.

    • Thanks Malcolm. We know it comes with the territory, but it certainly hits hard when it happens. Even when you know it’s coming (as we did with Ozzie).
      Sending you, Shivangi and your flock lots of love. <3

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