Puddings & Toyboys

A blog about my beautiful budgies.

Category Archives: Thomas

Remembering my boys… on paper

Sometime ago, in 2015, I got a photo book printed with photos of my dearly departed girls, Atilla & Raspy (click here to see that post).  At the time I had plans to do one for Thomas but as time went on, Cagney, Phineas, Bezukhov & Dalai were added to the list.

Finally, I got back to this project & recently got books printed for Thomas, Phineas, Cagney & Bezukhov.  Thomas & Phineas share a book.  Though they were arch rivals in the flirt-fest for Cagney, they successfully shared a cage & looking back at the photos, it was obvious they were good friends.

Naturally, best mates & brothers from different mothers, Cagney & Bezukhov shared a book also.

 

Dalai is still on the list – he may well have a book all to himself that I think he would be pleased with.

 

Remembering Thomas on his adoption day

Thomas came into our home on this day in 2013.  He was so handsome & a wonderful boy.

He loved his vegetables & here is a video of him eating celery:

Always in our thoughts.

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Bye, Bye, Dustbuster

The day had to come.  It could not be avoided.  My trusty & loyal handheld vacuum cleaner stopped working.

Dustbuster

 

For those in bird-keeping circles, you will know the importance of having a handy & quick way of hoovering up seed, husks, feathers, poop & dander!  Not to mention remains of chewing sessions on various materials.

So, bye-bye to my dustbuster that I purchased in 2011.  It had faithfully cleaned up after all birds on this blog: Atilla, Raspy, Cagney, Bezukhov, Phineas, Thomas, Dalai, Perry, Lennie & Moriarty.

 

It has already been replaced by a newer model that I hope will also give many years of service.

 

Remembering Thomas: Eight years on

Eight years ago today, our beautiful Thomas made his way to rainbow bridge.

Still in our thoughts.

Love you very much.

rememberingthomas

 

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 Thomas: Seven years on

Seven years ago today, our beautiful Thomas made his way to rainbow bridge.

 

Still in our thoughts & still missed.

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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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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 Thomas: Six years on

Six years ago today, our beautiful Thomas made his way to rainbow bridge.

 

Still in our thoughts & still missed.

rememberingthomas

 

Remembering Thomas on his adoption day

Thomas came into our home on this day, 6 years ago.  He was an amazing blue & photos of him do not do him justice.  He was well loved by all.  Sadly, he did not stay with us long, but his impact was enormous.  Though Dalai, Perry & Lennie never met him, they live with his legacy by bathing in the Thomas Bath.

Here is a video of Thomas in the aforementioned bath.  He was joined by Phineas, who he personally coached in the art of bathing.  If you are wondering why there is hardly any water in the bath…. I can assure you it was full when they had started!

 

Always in our thoughts.

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