Puddings & Toyboys

A blog about my beautiful budgies.

Category Archives: Bezukhov

Remembering Bezukhov: Two years on

Two years ago today, our beautiful Bezukhov made his way to rainbow bridge.

Always in our thoughts.

Love you my beautiful boy.

xxx

 

Summer Banner 2020

I am very proud to report that though they are no longer with us, Cagney & Bezukhov feature on the summer-themed banner of a budgerigars forum!

There is a competition each season to select a new banner, with the winner voted for by the members.  The following is the winner:

 

The budgies are (L to R):

  • Custard under the umbrella,
  • Feathered Fiends Billybob & Hector under the palm tree,
  • our dear Bezukhov & Cagney,
  • Sansa, Strudel & Spyro frolicking in the sea,
  • Sharing sausages, Marshall with the rubber ring & his brother Ian looking very glamorous in the straw hat.

 

The banner can be seen in situ here: http://budgerigarsforum.proboards.com/ over summer.  Do take a look & have a browse around the friendly & informative forum. 🙂

 

Remembering Bezukhov on his birthday

On this day 10 years ago, beautiful Bezukhov hatched.  I did not meet him & his best buddy Cagney, until 3 months later.  How lucky was I?

Here is a video of him enjoying some millet:

 

Thinking of you, my beautiful boy.

We love you.

xxx

 

Love Your Pet Day, 2020

Today is ‘Love Your Pet Day’.  Of course every day is ‘Love Your Pet Day’.

My three feathery companions are all well.  They are moulting again (how is that possible?!)  Dalai has been extra grumpy because of that.  Perry is in good spirits despite his ever-growing lump.  Lennie is coping with his difficulty in flying by eating, but he has not thought that strategy through!

There is no discrimination on “Love Your Pet Day” as I also think of those long gone: our dear Raspy, her sister Atilla, handsome Thomas, incorrigible Phineas, cheeky Cagney & lastly, dear Bezukhov.  Today has been so rainy & Bezukhov loved to watch the rain…

Bezukhov

Remembering Raspy: Lost video

Some time ago, I used the webcam a lot to watch my feathery friends whilst I was in the office.  I would just check in for a few seconds, at intervals, to make sure all looked normal.  This was invaluable on the occasion Raspy became ill.

Raspy’s illness & subsequent sad, untimely passing, is well documented on this blog (click here) so I will not repeat the details on this post.  I will just say that on Monday 21st November, 2011, I kept an eye on the webcam as Raspy had been having problems with passing eggs.  During the day she was fine; she was in the Ferplast with her beloved Bezukhov, & was lively & happy.  When I arrived home & found her struggling, I could pin point that the problem had begun within the last hour.

It was a relief to know she had not been in pain all day.

Later on, I saved a video of part of what was streamed that day, on the host website.  At the time, I believe the videos were too large to download to my hard drive.  In time, the host website shutdown.  They had sent an email warning of the shutdown & how to retrieve videos, but (annoyingly) I did not read it until it was too late.  The website closed down & my video was lost.  I felt sad as it was the last video of a happy Raspy.

Then we come to one day after the 8th anniversary of Raspy’s passing (24th November 2019), when I was browsing the internet & amazingly, came across the video!  It was on another website.  The video was almost 2 hours long, but I managed to quickly download it to my hard drive & then upload to YouTube (how technology changes!)

I present it to you here.  Quality is bad & it is very long (!) but I wanted to dedicate a post to something I thought I had lost.  Even though Raspy died just two days after this video, I feel happy watching it & seeing the good spirits that both she & Bezukhov were in.

 

Still in our thoughts.

Love you always my dear Raspy and my dear Bezukhov.

 

Remembering Bezukhov: One year on

One year ago today, our beautiful Bezukhov made his way to rainbow bridge.

Bezukhov

 

Always in our thoughts.

Love you my beautiful boy.

xxx

 

Remembering Bezukhov on his birthday

Today would have been Bezukhov’s 9th birthday.  It will be the first birthday for some time that he will be able to celebrate with his best buddy, Cagney.

I hope they are both having a lovely time over at Rainbow Bridge & that fennel (that they are both enjoying in the video below) is plentiful:

 

Thinking of you, my beautiful boy.

We love you.

xxx

 

Slo mo videos

Last April, I was having a play with the video on my phone & found the slow motion feature.  Naturally, this had to be tried out on Bezukhov (he was still with us then), Dalai, Perry & Lennie.

The following are the better of the results!

 

Remembering Bezukhov: Pillow complete

As with those who went to Rainbow Bridge before him, I have made Bezukhov a pillow for his resting place.

Because Bezukhov had similar colours to his girlfriend, Raspy, I used the same materials I used for her – the blue velvet & the cotton with blue feathers.  The cover for his inner pillow is made with the plain blue velvet & has his full name & dates embroidered in black.

 

For the outer cover, I used the material with feathers in shades of blue.  I rearranged the pillows, so he now rests alongside Raspy.  Behind is Phineas & Thomas & behind them, overseeing them all, is Cagney beside his girlfriend, the leader herself, Atilla.

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Remembering Bezukhov this Christmas

This is our first Christmas without Bezukhov.

Please join me in a reflective journey over the 8 Christmases we shared.  I have selected some photos taken during December of those years……

2010

 

2011

Cagney & Bezukhov

 

2012

 

2013

 

2014

Bezukhov

2015

2016

2017

Bezukhov

 

Hoping you are having a wonderful time over at Rainbow Bridge with your best mate Cagney, girlfriend Raspy, leader Atilla & friends Thomas & Phineas.