Yesterday I made the tough decision to have Smudge put to sleep. Over the last couple of weeks she had been losing the use of her legs rather badly, and losing weight constantly. Over the weekend she had started looking fluffed up, and eating very little. As I wasn't home Monday, I spent Tuesday monitoring her very carefully, poor little darling was very frail. So made an appointment with lovely Karen to firstly get a second opinion, and she was behind me all the way; it was definitely time to say goodbye. I am glad I was able to take her to Karen as I was able to hold her while she went off into a peaceful sleep.
Such a brave little soul, such a fighting spirit. Six months ago, I, we, vets and nurses, thought she wasn't going to make it, but she was determined to show us otherwise. Unfortunately this thing beat her in the end. Sleep well, my beautiful girl. Rest in Peace, Smudgie xxx
As a baby with my beautiful Blue-bird
Playing at being a Christmas decoration:
No, Smudge, not everything is meant to be nibbled!
Who didn't put the lid back on???
Telling the boys the rules; you were good at that.
"The fat one has collapsed" ..... a girl has to take the weight off her feet sometimes.
Rest in Peace, sweet beautiful Smudgie. You will always be in our hearts. Heaven is a much brighter place with you there. You and Bluey take care of each other. Hezz, I feel like I have lost one of my own. So sad, but the most difficult decisions are made with the greatest love.
Oh Hezz I am so sorry This has brought tears to my eye. Smudge fought well for such a long time and you gave her the best care. I hope you are ok. Sleep tight beautiful girl. She will be with Blue, bossing him about in budgie heaven xx
Post by sarah*glittergirl2212 on Jul 9, 2015 5:44:08 GMT
Sorry doesn't do justice to how I feel Hezz. Smudge has won the admiration of us all with her antics and her bravery. I'm glad you could give her peace and dignity at the end, we will miss her so much xx
Sarah O'Brien Currently owned by Boo (born 1st Feb 2020, came home to us 28th March 2020) RIP to my flock :Bubbles, Sparky, Frosty, Pixie, Marley, Snowflake, Holly and Baby Sonic. also our first handsome Sonic-very much missed since 19.11.2011
Thank you for your kind words, budgiefriend, lemonade, sarah*glittergirl2212. I am sad, of course, but also relieved for her, relieved that she doesn't have to fight any longer. She became a different bird in the last few months; gone was the crankiness (when she had every right to be so), she accepted the twice daily dosing with very little fuss, would sit with me for ages where she never had before - she had always had something better to do - and in the last couple of weeks would let me hold her, she would tip her face up so that I could try to tease some of the sticky meds out of her feathers where she couldn't reach. She was a sweetheart.
We are not Vets, Avian or otherwise. If you have any serious doubts about your budgies' health an appointment with an Avian vet should always be your first point of call.
Oh so sad...a little tear well deserved for a lovely little smudge. Hezz you have been such a wonderful budgie mum for smudge and this gave her the will to fight as long as she did. RIP little smudge and fly high.x
Oh Hezz, I shed a few tears this morning reading this. I am so very sorry. Smudge was such a special little girl, with a tremendous fighting spirit, I like so many others on here, will miss her. Love and hugs to you Hezz, I hope your ok.
R.I.P. Charlie - 29/6/11 - 21/8/13 R.I.P. Max - 26/1/2014 - 3/7/2019
I can only repeat what others have said Hezz. Good job I had a tissue ready when I read this, not good to be crying when impending engineer visit! Hugs to you Hezz, one of the best budgie mum's! RIP little smudgie, you will be missed by us all.
Fly high: Billy Boy, Charlie, Harvey, JoJo, Joe, Lacey, Missy, Oscar, Pickle and Smudge. RIP: Penny, Poppy, Lola, Georgie, Bea, Morgana, Phoebe, Truffle, Hazel, Tilly, Tuppence and Mollie.
Oh baby Smudgie Hezz I am so sorry... Such a sad loss, I am so sad for you. Smudgie was so incredibly lucky to have such an amazing owner like yourself. As you've said, I think the biggest comfort can be knowing you took away her suffering and she is now at peace, as painful as it is what a beautiful little girl. So sad for you... You're in my thoughts Hezz xxx