Puddings & Toyboys

A blog about my beautiful budgies.

A stunning blow (3 of 3)

On returning from the vets, Raspy got rapidly worse.  It was alarming.  As she was struggling to stay on the perch, I held her in my hands, close to my chest.  She was still straining.  I tried to administer painkiller but she would not open her beak.

For the next hour I just held her & told her she was my beautiful little girl & that we all loved her.  Strangely, you could hear a pin drop.  The boys were completely quiet.  No mean feat for them.  I paced the room, holding Raspy, trying to keep her warm & comfortable.  After about an hour of this, she gave a twitch of her shoulders & that was it.  My beautiful baby was gone.

About 5 minutes after she passed, the toyboys started tweeting again.

I carried on holding her for another hour, unable to let her go.

She was so soft & so beautiful.

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7 responses to “A stunning blow (3 of 3)

  1. rosebudgie 30 November 2011 at 22:19

    This is so sad, but also so good that you were with her, and that Raspy’s last days have been honoured by this wonderful, heartbreaking account.

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  2. wolfking 30 November 2011 at 22:23

    such a shame R.I.P little raspy 😦

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  3. Marianne Marlow 2 December 2011 at 13:38

    Rest in peace little Raspy. Say hello to Eric and Custard for me. Actually you’ll probably boss them about! 🙂

    x

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