Thursday, June 14, 2007

Sweetie Dahling, the Best Budgie in the World

Sweetie Dahling
November 2000 - June 13th, 2007

What a great Budgie. Named in honor of the ladies of Absolutely Fabulous, Sweetie was everything one could want in a lively and audacious little bird. Hand-fed out of the egg, she was only a couple of months old when she came to live with Peggy, where she learned to love people and interacted fearlessly with everyone she met. She would hang upside down from the ceiling of her cage to let us know she wanted OUT and never used her beak for evil unless she was provoked, such as at nail-clipping time. Peggy discovered that Sweetie lived for baths (like any Diva) and it didn't matter if it was in a bowl of warm water or a shower from the kitchen faucet. Her favorite treats were egg sticks and fruit/seed bars although occasionally she would be a total slut for a cuttle bone.

Sweetie came to live with me when she was about 2 and Peggy adopted a couple of kittens. She loved being out of her cage and flying free and she was able to do that at my cat-free house. After I adopted a few more English Budgies, Sweetie fell totally in love with Cloudy and lived happily with him for many years but never lost her desire for being out in the world with us.

We have
all had a 'best one' in our life, be it the 'best dog in the world' (Aro and Amber) or the 'best cat in the world' (Poulie and Toast.) Sweetie was the 'best budgie in the world', as attested to by everyone who met her.

Sweetie, it was an honor. Thanks.

14 comments:

kimber said...

I'm sad your bird passed away. How nice that she was such a great buddy. Take care!

Ryan said...

Oh, I hate blog entries like this! They make me feel sad and yucky. But a million times less sad and yucky than you probably feel.

I'm so sorry.

Rebecca said...

I'm sorry to hear about Sweetie but glad to know she lived a great life with you.

PICAdrienne said...

I am so sorry for your loss.

Kerry said...

I'm so sorry about little Sweetie. It sounds like that was the perfect name for her! It's amazing how these little one ounce friends can take up so much room in our hearts.

Naomi said...

Oh no! I'm so, so sorry! I loved hearing about her and her personality.

Animals do have a way of worming their way into our hearts. I'm sorry you have lost a number of "best" beings in your life.

These little spirits have a way of gracing our lives and making them better and more meaningful.

Take good care!

marti said...

Sweetie is fluttering around with her Cloudy. This I am sure of. I am sorry for your loss.

Jessica said...

I'm sorry you lost your Sweetie. :(

Denise said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Sweetie, how sad! It sounds like she was an exceptional little birdie and very well-loved.
take care.

Melanie said...

It's hard being the one left behind. Sweetie sounds like she had a great life with you. I'm so sorry for your loss.

vanessa said...

i'm so sorry you lost your sweetie dahling.

Barb said...

Birds have such wonderful individual personalities. It sounds like Sweetie was very much at home and loved you as much as you loved her. She was very beautiful.
I am in Judith's class on Sunday at BSG too. See you there!

Mokihana said...

I just lost my beloved `Anuenue budgie a few months ago. I am still grieving... I do understand your loss...she sounds like a wonderful bird, and she sure was pretty.

Gaile said...

I've been out of the loop, but wanted to express my condolences for your loss. I'm sorry to hear you lost your sweet pet.