My darling little Lil' Bit, has passed away. He was an exceptional little bird (cockatiel). He had been in the family since he was an egg, his father pecked open all the other eggs and killed the babies, so we rescued Lil Bit's egg, placed him in a nest with alternating hotwater bottles and heat lamps. We knew the chances of him hatching were slim, but he did, and we spent countless hours dropper feeding him, and cuddling him in warm towels. We were told his chances of survival were next to none, but he did survive and was part of our family for almost 17 years.
I found him laying in the bottom of his cage the other morning, and I was devestated. I loved him so much.
We would sing to each other every day, he had a good vocabulary, and his favorite thing to say was, " I pretty boy".
This has been a tough year, Benny passed last Sept, Shamu my 20 year old cat just a few weeks ago and now my Lil Bit.
I try to remind myself that they are all united at the Bridge, Benny his majestic self running and playing, Shamu, curled up snoozing in a ray of sunshine, and now Bitty Bird, spreading his wings flying free, like he was always meant to be.
I have my family, my friends and my dogs, I couldn't ask for anything more!