Puddings & Toyboys

A blog about my beautiful budgies.

Remembering Raspy on her birthday

Raspy would have been 4 years old today.

I think of her every day.

A warning: some people may think this post is a little morbid & to them I apologise.  Not so long ago, I would have thought the subject matter morbid too, but in reality, I actually have some comfort having Raspy still close.

Raspy was cremated.  Her remains have been in a small pouch in a little wooden casket.  Each night I touch the casket as I say goodnight to her.  Each night I have thought it does not seem right that something hard & rigid represents her.  Today, I finally got around to making a slightly better “home” for her.  This is only stage 1.  Here is what I have done so far:

The yellow velvet pillow will just be the inner part.  Stage 2 will be constructing the cover.  I just want something soft & gentle to stroke when I say goodnight to her.  Velvet seems an appropriate material to use as, on the rare occasions when I had the opportunity to touch her feathers, she felt like velvet – soft, smooth & silky.  Raspy was my beautiful girl.  She needs a fitting memorial.

8 responses to “Remembering Raspy on her birthday

  1. vnettum 7 August 2012 at 08:35

    i simply love it! maybe i shall do the same if my Henry and Pia dies.. 🙂

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    • onesweetiepea 12 August 2012 at 15:03

      Thank you, vnettum. I hope it is a long, long while before you need to do the same. 🙂 I am currently experimenting with the outside cover. Watch this space – it’s gonna be very nice (even if I say so myself!)

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  2. rosebudgie 7 August 2012 at 08:36

    Raspy was such an intelligent, inquisitive bird – she will always be missed. I’m sure the Leader and her followers will be thinking of her today …

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  3. featheredfiends 7 August 2012 at 08:38

    That’s beautiful and not morbid at all.
    Happy Birthday Raspy. I’m sure you are having a party with Blueboy, Eric, Jerry and Custard.
    x

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