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Lost my budgie.

My budgie, Peppy2, has gone to that great aviary in the sky. My wife and I were on the way out to do grocery shopping and neither one of us noticed that he was hiding in the hood of my winter coat. We should have checked before leaving the suite as he was always on me somewhere. His favorite spot was on my chest while I am taking a nap. He goes to sleep there when I nap. Anyway as we headed out into the parking lot he gave a couple of tweets and then disappeared over the roof of the building. Unfortunately the temperature was minus 16 degrees celcius and abudgie can't last more than twenty minutes in that kind of weather. If we had a visitor he would sit up on the curtain rod and grumble. When my grandchildren came and sat by me he would go and hide behind the plants and stay there until the children had left. He was extremely jealous of anyone getting near me or my wife. He loved to sit on my wife's hand while she peeled potatoes and would nip her if she didn't let him have a bite or two of the potato. We couldn't turn on the tap because he immediately wanted to play in the water and if you said no he would go sit on the top of the cabinet and sulk. When i went out to feed the sqirrel he would sit by the window and whistle because that was the way I called the squirrel. If he saw the squirrel whille I was watching Tv or doing something else he would fly around my head and then head to the window and whistl. If I paid no attention he would keep repeating it until I went to the window. He also would groom mine and my wife's hair. I know I am being maudlin and sentimental but I miss him. My grandaughter ,who is due to have a baby, went and searched the neighborhood for an hour nand then posted signs wherever she could all to no avail. Two days later my third oldest daughter went searching in spite of the fact that I insisted that he was done for. This happened about twoo weeks ago and my wife still gets up in the morning to change his water bowl until she remembers he is no longer here. He would have been about six years old now. My great grandson wanted to hold a wake and invite all our friends and relatives. When his mother told him no he said,"You do it for people when they die, wasn't he a part of the family?"  With that kind of logic it was hard to say ,"No." I told him to go outside and quietly say,"bye, bye Peppy 2 and that wherever Peppy2 was he would hear him." My great grandson, who is no dummy, said,"Yeah, right grandpa," shook his head and walked into the kitchen for a root beer. My wife laughed so hard that tears were rolling down her face. Thatt's pretty much the news around here. I am thinking of secretly buying another budgie if I can be sure my wife won't throw something at me. She said that, There will be no more pets, period." Should should I dare?
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495284 tn?1333894042
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I am sorry about Peppy2.  That is always hard to lose a family pet.  I say go and get one.  Your wife will warm up to the bird!!!!  If she doesnt you will get good at ducking!!!!!
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306867 tn?1299249709
So sorry for your loss.  It's so difficult no matter what type of pet you lose. I'm with Sara, go get another. It won't compare to Peppy2,  but I'm sure your wife will warm up to it sooner or later.(eventually she will run out of things to throw at you) Big HUGE hug for you !
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Ohhh I am so sorry to hear this...we had a beloved budgie too.  My husband ( who hates animals) was his best friend.  They did everything together.  One day he took him out in his cage to get fresh air.  We did this often while doing the yard work.  Well my cat came running out and knocked over the cage and there went budgie.  That was about 10 years ago and my hubby still cant get over it.  Ohhhh he hated that cat.  
We also looked for days and weeks for him to no avail.  
I say get a new budgie...you deserve it.
Love,
Kim
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521742 tn?1255107015
Ohhh Im so sorry to hear that and yes you should go get a new one!
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306455 tn?1288862071
This story has made me very sad. Please go get Peppy3 and tell us all about the antics of the new addition.
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669241 tn?1236264344
I'am so sorry to hear about your loss.
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611067 tn?1458591483
Awwww - I'm so sorry for your loss!  My cats are my children and losing them would be so difficult!  It sounds like your Peppy2 was a huge part of your life and you will miss him! My prayers are with you and your family.  I agree, go get a Peppy3!  :)  
Hugs,
Janet
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...i had a sun conure that was always on me but ... flew out the front door..and i remember thinking how pretty he looked against the blue  sky and then damn there goes my bird.....but he sat up in this tree across the street for a while and then flew to me after i called her..i thought she was gone for good
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