D'Arcy from Winnipeg
Solution Architecture, Business & Entrepreneurship, Microsoft, and Adoption

A Few Ounces of Love Gone...

Thursday, March 29, 2007 5:55 AM

Han, one of my birds, died last night. He was old...a budgie of approx 10 or 11 years (we got him as an adult) that my wife rescued from a neighbor's almost 10 years ago (they bought them for their daughter who couldn't care less about them...so they became the caged playthings for their cat...the mom asked if we wanted them)

Our birds are different (we have a Lovebird as well) than those owned by typically bird-owners: ours fly free in the home, they follow us in the house...they act more like faithful dogs or cats than timid fearful things that stay in their cage all day. Mind you, Han never did get over the bird-human thing, so although he was happy to follow us around, and if he needed help going to his cage he'd gladly accept a finger-perch to carry him up, he'd never let us pet him (without trying to bite anyway...which was comical).

He was definately our "grandpa" in the house, and he outlived all our expectations. You see all the birds at pet stores and its easy to just think of them as a number, but Han definately had his own personality and was a part of our lives for almost a decade.

It makes you realize on a larger scale how important life is and how quickly it can be taken. Someone you have in your life today could be taken from you in a flash tomorrow. The people (heh...and animals) that are put into our lives on this earth should be cherished and we need to realize how lucky we are to have the friends and family around us.



# re: A Few Ounces of Love Gone...

I am really sorry to hear about that. People having no pets can't realize how much you miss them when they're gone. 3/29/2007 10:51 AM | Laurent

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