My brave little Sidly has left me today. I realised on Saturday that he had canker/tricho... the symptoms showed up extremely quickly and although I did my best to save him it was not enough. I can't believe he's gone after having him 8 years, and through all the different health problems he's had... he was an amazing little bird. I'm just shocked he's gone.
Fly high Sidly, I'm sorry I couldn't save you this time.
A very young Sidly and his girlfriend Jemima
Always knew how to pose for a photo...
Jemima left us and we were devastated - so I brought you home a new little friend to boss around - Codi
Well most of the time anyway
You welcomed home little old Bibi who had spent 8 years without any other budgie companions
Even though you got very ill with liver disease you still carried on being a character
A few years on and you were alone again. We moved house twice and you were there for me through some tough times.
Tacey, I am so terribly sorry. You and Sidley went through a lot togther, and has always been one of my all-time favourites. He did so well under your tender loving care, to have coped with his liver problems for so long really was a credit to you both. I can't see the bloody keyboard, the tears are too thick ....
Thank you everyone for your kind words and messages - it really means a lot. I have lost budgies before but Sidly was really special and I can't believe he's no longer with me. It's so strange looking into the cage and him not being there.
This morning we have buried him under my favourite tree. I walk past this tree every morning with my dog so I'm really happy to have buried him here - it's such a beautiful spot.
Several years ago I had this necklace made containing a feather each from Sidly, Codi and Bibi. I'm so glad now that I have it.
Rest in Peace, sweet handsome wonderful Sidly. Keep his cute face and happy song close to your heart, and he will be with you forever. He is together again with Jemima, Codi and Bibi, talking about all the good times they had together with you, Tacey. I am so sorry for your loss. So sad. We all will miss Sidly. Thank you for sharing him with us.