R.I.P. Ernie and sorry Ive been away from the forum Jun 9, 2019 9:39:29 GMT
Post by helenmat on Jun 9, 2019 9:39:29 GMT
I realise I haven't been on the forum for months and for that I can only apologise, we have had a merger at work and its been really horrible and I've suffered with stress for a while. I stopped all social media not just the forum but I felt I owed it to Ernie to make this post. I don't expect any sympathy as I haven't been around but just thought I better let you know.
Ernie was completely fit and healthy which makes this doubly hard. I came down stairs first thing this morning to find what can only be described as a massacre. There was blood everywhere and I mean everywhere, the walls, floor, cage everywhere! Ernie was laid on the bottom of the cage in a pool of blood. I have examined him and it looks like he has fell and broken the big wing feather and bled out after an obvious struggle around the cage. The blood was still wet so I have no idea when it happened. I don't know if I could have stopped the bleeding if I had been around but I will never know. The worst thing is that Alex is away in Belgium so I had to phone him and tell him. Those of you that know me will know I lost two birds to toxic poisoning when I was away in York, and my beautiful friend Pickle died as a result of trying to save him from a tumour. Perry died after being trapped in a self closing door. I feel very unlucky right now. I don't want to bury him on my own so I have wrapped him in tissue paper and put him in the freezer to wait till Alex is back on Monday. I am upset obviously and Eric is a little subdued and looking all over, but he is eating ok. I hope the fact that he saw Ernie laying there for a while will have helped him understand.
What a sugary day. Definitely no more I can't stand the heartbreak, all my grief for Pickle has also come flooding back. So so sad. These little birds get into your heart so much. I am broken.
R.I.P. little man and fly high over rainbow bridge.