Sunday, June 18, 2006
The passing of Pickwick
Hi- my name is Steph from Australia- My budgie Pickwick passed away yeasterday- 17th June 2006. I got him for my 7th birthday, i'm now 18- so that would have made him 11 or 12 years old. We had no signs that he was going to die- he was acting normal when i changed his seed for him the night before- he was running around his cage like a maniac- like usual- because he always got excited when i fed him- he loved his food. The next morning- my dad told me that Pickwick hadn't moved from the bottom of his cage- i had a look- it just looked like he was sleeping in the corner. Pickwick survived cats trying to get at his cage, possums crawling over it, and my brothers accidently hitting cricket balls into his cage. He was the cutest thing ever, he was a beautiful bright yellow and he looked the cutest in winter when he ruffled his feathers up. I miss him already- some friends have said- "he's only a bird" but i had him for more than half my life.