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Re: Chickadee update

Posted by Jan. on 6/11/06
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    Hi Stephanie - How lovely you had the little guy for 4 days
    and he had a good 4 days. I lost a Budgie. so know how you
    are feeling. It is always sad to lose a pet but you tried and
    that is great.

    On 6/09/06, Stephanie wrote:
    > Today I noticed Daniel was sleeping more than ussual.
    > Ussually he'll cry at least every hour to be fed. He went
    > a few hours with out crying so I woke him up for feeding.
    > He wouldn't eat. I knew something was up. He wasn't lively
    > at all. At one point he did open his mouth to eat but when
    > I tried to feed him he tensed up and a few seconds later
    > he was gone. I took him to my room for about an hour or
    > so. I think he was still alive, but in a paralized state
    > because he was warm and had good color. Though, about an
    > hour later or so his color suddenly drained and he was
    > cold. It was hard to let him go. when I put him in the
    > grave I dug I couldn't help but stroke his little wings. I
    > wanted to hold him again, but I knew I had to let go. On
    > top of the grave is a piece of marble and a statue of St.
    > Francis.
    > Today would have been the fourth day I had him. I've
    > been taking care of him around the clock. He was doing so
    > well. I feel very sad that he died. I miss holding him.
    > After the first 48 hrs I thought he'd be fine. I just wish
    > he had reached adulthood. Again, I miss the little guy.