Puddings & Toyboys

A blog about my beautiful budgies.

Category Archives: Raspy

Remembering Raspy: Ten years on

Ten years ago today, our beautiful Raspy made her way to rainbow bridge.

 

Still in our thoughts.

Love you always my dear girl.

xxx

 

Remembering Raspy on her birthday

On this day in 2008, dear Raspy hatched.  Less than 8 weeks later she came into our home, along with her sister Atilla.

Here is a video of the two girls ‘negotiating’ over the playgym wheel:

 

Always in our thoughts.

xXx

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Remembering Raspy: Nine years on

Nine years ago today, our beautiful Raspy made her way to rainbow bridge.

Still in our thoughts.

Love you always my dear girl.

xxx

 

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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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 Raspy: Eight years on

Eight years ago today, our beautiful Raspy made her way to rainbow bridge.

Raspy

 

Still in our thoughts.

Love you always my dear girl.

 

 

Remembering Raspy on her birthday

Happy birthday my beautiful girl.

Here is a video of Raspy engaged in one of her favourite activities – biting my fingers:

 

Always in our thoughts.

xxx

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Remembering Raspy: Seven years on

Seven years ago today, our beautiful Raspy made her way to rainbow bridge.

Raspy-Bella

 

Still in our thoughts.

Love you always my dear girl.

xxx

 

 

Remembering Raspy on her birthday

Happy birthday my beautiful girl.

Here is a video of Raspy eating vegetables from about 8 years ago:

 

Always in our thoughts.

xxx

 

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