Wednesday, August 21, 2013

A Sad Day

 Hello Everybody.
Today's post is a very sad one for me to write. Yesterday, I got home from work to find my beloved budgie Buckley had suddenly died.

Last year, soon after my boyfriend had a motor bike accident( he was in cast for 5 months) we decided to get a bird that could keep him company while he recovered.

So we got Buckley the budgerigar.
I have always been a little frightened to hold a bird, but with Buckley it was different. He never bit me and most of the time he liked people's company.

He was a big talker and could say "Hello Buckley" (though it sounded more like "Heeeelllloooooo Buck weeeeeeeee!")and a few tunes. He particularly liked to talk to "his friends" on the television. He listened to a lot of music and would sing quite loudly if he REALLY liked it. My boyfriend and I often joked about his terrible taste in music!

He absolutely LOVED his mirror, having a big chat to his "Mirror" friends.

Buckley was just over a year old and his death was pretty horrible.
I will miss him heaps, and the house is far too quiet!



  1. Hello Indy Poppy,
    I am so sorry to hear the bad news. I know how horrible and devastating the death of a loved companion can be. I will be thinking of you.
    Big hug,

  2. So sorry to hear of your loss. What a pretty boy and so young, birds are such fragile creatures. I am sure he had a happy life and was well-loved. I hope your boyfriend has fully recovered from his accident.

  3. So sorry to hear this sad news. Wishing you all the best.

  4. Aww so sorry honey, I guess he was a little angel and had to go make some some other couple happy like he made you ;)

    Hugs and happiness to you.

  5. Hi IndyPoppy, I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. Losing a beloved pet is always so hard. Our pets love unconditionally and provide so much joy in our lives. You and Buckley are in my thoughts. xo Jennifer

  6. So sorry to hear about your loss... Anyone who has a beloved pet, knows how strong the bond of love and trust can be between you and your pet. You have some beautiful photos of Buckley to always remember him. I hope that you begin to feel better. I am thinking of you.


  7. It is so sad for you, it's so sad to lose a pet. Try to think about all the pleasant memories together. I wish you all the best.

  8. Sorry to hear about Buckley. He did his job in cheering up your boyfriend while he was healing. That, you will always have.

  9. I am sorry to hear about your pet bird and now the empty cage. The loss of our pets is so tragic and not easy to get over. Give yourself some time though, cause time does heal.


  10. Sorry to hear of your loss.
    Just awful when a pet passes away.
    Wishing you strength,

  11. I'm so sorry to hear about this. I wish you and your boyfriend the best in dealing with this los

  12. I'm so sorry for your loss, I lost my dog this year and it is horrible to lose a pet! Take care

  13. The sudden loss of a pet is the worst kind of pain. I feel for you both.

  14. Oh Indy Poppy, this is really sad news. Buckley was a beautiful bird with gorgeous coloring. I feel so sorry for you.
    Sending big hugs.

  15. So very sorry for your loss. Pets are like family.

  16. Im so sorry to hear that. I know how you feel, my cockatiel Ichabod (who was very tame)died because he ate a poison vine last year. It was terrible.

  17. I'm so sorry. Those little pets are so important to our quality of life. At least you had him for a little while and he enriched your lives greatly. They are just on loan from God for a short time. But remember God has many more little friends lined up to come into your life. May your hearts heal quickly and may your memories of Buckley keep you smiling.
    big hugs♥,

  18. Oh Indy Poppy! I feel sorry for you and this is a sad news.

  19. I am so sorry to hear this sad news. It is always awful when a beloved pet passes away. Wishing you all the best.
    Hugs, Ilona

  20. How sad you lost your little won't forget him, I am sure. Take care! Hugs, Liduina

  21. Rest In Peace Buckley. My heart goes out to you Indy Poppy. Hope you recover from your loss soon.

  22. I missed this post because I have been taking a break from blog land and the net. I've heard birds are quite smart and make great companions. Recently when we were on vacation my husband and I talked at length about whether or not we should get a dog. We would love to, but decided now is not the right time. Lots of responsibility! Sharing such a personal lodge takes courage, and I commend you for it. My heart and prayers are with you as you mourn your wonderful friend Buckley.

  23. siento mucho tu perdida, la verdad es que a estos pequeños animalitos domesticos se les llega a tomar mucho cariño



  24. Hi,Sorry to hear so sad news! Big Hugs to you!