R.I.P. Birdie


This morning, I shared a gif of a parrot taking a shower.

I then check my emails and receive this message, the first of the day.

Good morning. I am very sorry to tell you that Birdie passed away this morning. She had been just fine until about 6 months ago when she began having occasional seizures. We are assuming she had one last night. Jessica found her at the bottom of the cage this morning and it seemed like she was hanging on for her to get home. She died shortly after Jessica picked her up. She spent most of every day on Jessica’s shoulder or inside her shirt during the winter months. Jessica is devastated. She lost her best animal friend.

In case you missed the original post on the background of Birdie and our family, you can find it here: “I Miss Birdie.”

Sad Day. Yet, what incredible joy this little creature brought to our family.

RIP Birdie.

All the variety,
all the charm,
all the beauty of life
is made up of light and shadow.

~ Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina



  1. ‘Light and shadow’ indeed..and sometimes not in equal measure.

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  2. My Prayers…………………. I would just say R.I.P– Return If Possible.

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  3. Oh, no! I really like Beingeternal’s version of R.I.P. or Return Immediately Please!
    If only…

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  4. It sounds like Birdie touched many lives…..sorry to hear this.

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  5. So very sad…I’m sorry for your loss.

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  6. I am so sad to hear this dear David, I know this feeling. RIP for Birdie… Love, nia

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  7. R.I.P… I had & have a pet so know how you feel.

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  8. nutsfortreasure says:

    So sorry to hear this.

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  9. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Sorry for this loss …. a warm, bright, little light is out.

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  10. 😦 R.I.P. little friend. MJ

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  11. I remember crying when I read the original post about Birdie and I’m crying now as I re-read it. I’m sorry, David.

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  12. Oh,DK, I am so, so sorry….It’s never easy to lose a loved one, whatever their proximity…

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  13. Sorry for your loss.


  14. Sending BIG (((HUGS))) Amy

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  15. Sorry to hear. Very sad. My sympathies to you and your family.

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  16. Hi David,
    So sad to hear about Birdie. I spent most of my life as a dog and cat lover. Never thought about owning a bird. First I bought a Budgee and he was so smart, I taught his to say a few words then to whistle to me singing Working on the Railroad. My confidence grew. I bought a gorgeous Umbrella Cockatoo, naming her Stormy. She was so friendly, I started go to the place I purchased her from and started feeding her twice a day at three weeks old to develop a bond with her. She loved to lay on my chest just under the covers when I watched television in bed. It was heartbreaking when I divorced and didn’t have room for her huge cage. I still think of her today. You get as attached to birds as you do to dogs. It was an amazing relationship. Have a great day. 🙂

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  17. and in your first post you showed the light, in this the shadow – sorry for the loss of birdie

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  18. My sister has always had birds as pets and it’s just as upsetting to lose a bird pet as it is to lose a mammal pet. I hadn’t really thought about it that much until I realized how much she cared about her birds. Very sad for “Birdie” and her owner.

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  19. So sorry David… R.I.P. Sweet Birdie

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  20. Oh, you lost her all over again today. So sorry.

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  21. So sad you lost a friend. RIP Birdie, you magnificent little being.

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  22. Leena Gonzalez says:

    Dave, I just found this post about Birdie. I am so sorry to hear about Birdie passing. Jessica took good care of Birdie😓

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