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Donald Flew To The Bridge

Our beloved found cockatiel, Donald, flew to the Bridge to join the other birds who we loved and will always love.

I could not post about his leaving until now. My poor husband was devastated, and losing our Donald, albeit temporarily*, hurt me as well.

It was especially painful because Donald was right as rain, so it seemed, until the Tuesday, May 10th, when he passed over.

RIP, dear Donald. We love you.

On the following Saturday, a friend took my husband to various pet stores because he decided that perhaps another cockatiel might help him get over Donald's loss.


They had to go to several places. Husband almost adopted a quaker in lieu of a tiel, but he did find a baby cockatiel, three months old. His name is "Dinty Moore". We generally refer to him as "The Baby" or "Baby". He's a character and a half and has loads of personality - he is comical as all get go.

We swear, sometimes Donald is presenting his behaviour/antics and channelling them through Dinty!

* I know that we will see our winged angels again when it's our time.

"All animals wearing fur, feathers and scales are angels. Birds are special angels. They already have their wings."
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I'm sorry for your loss of Donald, but I am happy to hear you have a new baby and Dinty M has captured your hearts and will help you heal while he charms his way into your lives.



SPRING! Coming soon.... I hope


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Thanks so much for your kind words.

Dinty's wings are clipped, something that we don't believe in, but it is what it is.

It's a hoot to watch Dinty try to manoeuvre around...he never hurts himself, because even with his limited wing/flying capacity, he doesn't crash to the ground.

He had a habit of landing backwards while still partially airborne, but has now learned to crashland upwards.

He's going to be a live one, is Dinty!

(I tried to reply twice to your PM, but the function isn't working for me.)
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Thanks so much for your kind words.

Dinty's wings are clipped, something that we don't believe in, but it is what it is.

It's a hoot to watch Dinty try to manoeuvre around...he never hurts himself, because even with his limited wing/flying capacity, he doesn't crash to the ground.

He had a habit of landing backwards while still partially airborne, but has now learned to crashland upwards.

He's going to be a live one, is Dinty!

(I tried to reply twice to your PM, but the function isn't working for me.)

There's nothing more fun then a baby bird! You are going to have fun with DM!

They are such hams when they are younguns, hanging upside down and playing with everything with no fear.

I got your pm.


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I'm so sorry to hear this.
Little Donald, I'm sure you knew that your family loved you.
Fly free, little one.
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I'm so sorry for your loss, and hope Dinty is now making memories of his own with you. RIP Donald. I'm sure you are having fun with all our feathered Angels.

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So sorry to hear about your loss

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**Huge Hugs** So sorry to hear of the passing of Donald It always hurts when a beloved fid leaves us.

Also glad to hear about Dinty. Sounds like you have a new/additional forever friend in your lives!
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I am so sorry for your loss of little Donald. I'm a little new-ish and would love to see a picture of little Donald if you are up to it. You of course have my sincerest condolences and deepest sympathies for your loss.

Just this side of Heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When a bird dies that has been especially close to someone here, that bird goes to the Rainbow Bridge.
At the Rainbow Bridge there are meadows and hills and beautiful trees of all kinds where all our special friends can fly and climb, hang and flap, hop and run, jump and play, squawk and squeal and sing together.

There is plenty of good food, including grapes and peanuts, ice cream and cheese, spaghetti and especially lots of pizza. There is crystal clear water in brooks and springs are filled with water as well as every kind of delicious fresh fruit juice.

One warm spring even runs full of the coffee they can now drink their fill of without hearing a single no-no. There is lots of glorious sunshine, and sweet warm rain when they want it and our friends are warm and comfortable and totally at peace.

All the birds who had been ill or old are restored to health and vigor and to their natural incredible beauty. Their feathers shine, their wing feathers are whole, and their eyes gleam once again with vitality.

Those who were hurt or maimed or ignored or broken-hearted are made whole and strong and free of fear again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days gone by.

The birds are happy and content..... except for one small thing - they each miss someone very special to them who had to be left behind when the bird returned home. Still they all fly and play happily and safely and noisily together - even the grouchiest greys and orneriest senegals, the tiniest finches and the grandest macaws.

But the day comes for each bird when he suddenly stops and looks far into the distance. His body freezes and his bright eyes are intent as he watches and listens in silence. Suddenly he begins to fly from the group, soaring over the green grass, his wings flapping harder and harder!

You have been spotted - and he shrieks to you and then calls your name and his own and cries again and again and as he rushes toward you.

When you and your bird finally meet, you cling to each other in joyous reunion, knowing you will never be parted again.

Your face and your fingers - and even your toes - are covered with beak nibbles and soft ecstatic kisses. Your hair is preened by that special beak, and his head bends under your fingers to invite your touch. Your hands again find their way under beloved wings, to caress the downy softness beneath.

You look once more into the trusting eyes of your companion-so long gone from your physical life on earth, but never for an instant absent from your heart.

Your tears of joy are gently brushed away by those beloved wings... and feeling immersed once more in total contentment and love, you and your beloved companion cross the Rainbow Bridge together.
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That was truly lovely. Welcome to the site.

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I am so sorry for your loss of little Donald. I'm a little new-ish and would love to see a picture of little Donald if you are up to it. You of course have my sincerest condolences and deepest sympathies for your loss.

Just this side of Heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When a bird dies that has been especially close to someone here, that bird goes to the Rainbow Bridge.
At the Rainbow Bridge there are meadows and hills and beautiful trees of all kinds where all our special friends can fly and climb, hang and flap, hop and run, jump and play, squawk and squeal and sing together.

There is plenty of good food, including grapes and peanuts, ice cream and cheese, spaghetti and especially lots of pizza. There is crystal clear water in brooks and springs are filled with water as well as every kind of delicious fresh fruit juice.

One warm spring even runs full of the coffee they can now drink their fill of without hearing a single no-no. There is lots of glorious sunshine, and sweet warm rain when they want it and our friends are warm and comfortable and totally at peace.

All the birds who had been ill or old are restored to health and vigor and to their natural incredible beauty. Their feathers shine, their wing feathers are whole, and their eyes gleam once again with vitality.

Those who were hurt or maimed or ignored or broken-hearted are made whole and strong and free of fear again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days gone by.

The birds are happy and content..... except for one small thing - they each miss someone very special to them who had to be left behind when the bird returned home. Still they all fly and play happily and safely and noisily together - even the grouchiest greys and orneriest senegals, the tiniest finches and the grandest macaws.

But the day comes for each bird when he suddenly stops and looks far into the distance. His body freezes and his bright eyes are intent as he watches and listens in silence. Suddenly he begins to fly from the group, soaring over the green grass, his wings flapping harder and harder!

You have been spotted - and he shrieks to you and then calls your name and his own and cries again and again and as he rushes toward you.

When you and your bird finally meet, you cling to each other in joyous reunion, knowing you will never be parted again.

Your face and your fingers - and even your toes - are covered with beak nibbles and soft ecstatic kisses. Your hair is preened by that special beak, and his head bends under your fingers to invite your touch. Your hands again find their way under beloved wings, to caress the downy softness beneath.

You look once more into the trusting eyes of your companion-so long gone from your physical life on earth, but never for an instant absent from your heart.

Your tears of joy are gently brushed away by those beloved wings... and feeling immersed once more in total contentment and love, you and your beloved companion cross the Rainbow Bridge together.
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Thanks. I had to find one pertaining to birds only, for obvious reasons. It's my "trademark" post for 'in memory' threads.
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