Jan 21, 2010

Last picture of Petey
Pretty bird

A very sad day, indeed.  Who knew that a little blue bird, weighing about 1.5 ounces would touch our hearts the way Petey has over the last 9 years.   Today was his last day with us.   The tumor in his abdomen has swollen up to be the size of a ping pong ball.   His quality of life has deteriorated to a point where he can’t move around his cage.   He’s visibly in pain.   Monte took him outside to give him one last chance to fly free, and he did (!) — to the neighbor’s yard.    He was completely exhausted.   The vet peacefully put him asleep forever and we took him home and buried him in a cedar box in the woods in our backyard.   We miss you Petey.

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