Puddings & Toyboys

A blog about my beautiful budgies.

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Remembering Thomas on his adoption day

Thomas came into our home on this day, 8 years ago.  He was very handsome & photos never really did him justice.

He was possibly my best vegetable eater so he was also a very good boy!  I would like to revisit one of my favourite videos of him eating broccoli:

 

Always in our thoughts.

♥♥♥

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Remembering Dalai on his adoption day

On this day, 5 years ago, Dalai came into our home.  He was a marvellous member of the flock, very clear with setting his boundaries yet getting along with all the diverse characters.

He also loved a bath:

 

Always in our thoughts & still missed.

♥♥♥

 

Happy 4th Adoption-day, Perry & Lennie!

It was four years ago on this day that I brought home these two beautiful, blue birds.

Happy adoption-day, Perry & Lennie!

We love you lots!

 

Remembering Phineas on his adoption day

The incomparable Phineas came into our home on this day, 8 years ago.

Here is a video of him telling everyone something important.  If you are wondering, it is oral antibiotics on his cheek feathers (clearly I was not administering efficiently!)

Missing you, my little man.

Always in our thoughts.

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Remembering Raspy on her birthday

Happy birthday my beautiful girl.

On this day in 2008, dear Raspy hatched.  I met her less than 8 weeks later with her sister Atilla.  The two young sisters had a big impact on my life.

Here is a video of Raspy on the playgym:

Always in our thoughts.

xXx

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Remembering Atilla on her birthday

Happy birthday my beautiful girl.

On this day in 2008, dear Atilla hatched.  I met her less than 8 weeks later with her sister Raspy.  The two young sisters had a big impact on my life.

Here is a video of Atilla eating some dill:

 

Always in our thoughts.

xXx

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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

 

Remembering Cagney on his birthday

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

Here is a video of him enjoying some millet:

Thinking of you, my lovely, charming boy.

We love you.

xxx

 

 

Remembering Thomas on his adoption day

Thomas came into our home on this day, 7 years ago.  He was a beautiful, intelligent boy & quickly developed friendships with three very different characters: Cagney, Bezukhov & Phinny.

Here is a video of him taken during quarantine when he was clearly having a very important conversation with himself.

Always in our thoughts.

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Remembering Dalai on his adoption day

Dalai came into our home on the 14th March 2016.  He was, we believe, around 5 months old at the time, putting his birthday (or hatchday) at sometime in October 2015.  I never dreamt that he would not be here for the 2020 celebration of his special day.  Despite the sadness, I will take this opportunity to share some photos…

During quarantine, Dalai was self-assured & calm:

 

He made good friends with Bezukhov & Phineas:

 

Dalai was not always swayed by flock mentality & if he wanted to do something or be somewhere different to the others, he would go ahead & do it.  This photo shows him, in the early days, not returning to the cage for bed & Bezukhov & Phineas coming out to join him:

Bezukhov & Phineas join Dalai to all snooze on the plant pot stand

 

He had more in common with Lennie that I think he would care to admit:

 

Dalai was not overly giving to others (flirting aside) though was witnessed caring about Bezukhov when he was poorly:

Dalai sitting with Bezukhov

 

Despite the above, Dalai would openly preen Perry’s head & was doing this even in his last days when he was unwell:

 

Dalai was a big presence… much admired & much loved.

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Missing you very much, Dalai darling.

Thinking of you.