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Old 09-21-2011, 12:50 AM
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Why are you grateful for your bird?

It's been a LONG few days for me. My ex boyfriend of 3 years died over the weekend and I've been helping to clean up his apartment, and in general been very, very upset.

I got home this evening, and turned up the music, and Puck is chattering/singing away to the music, and it helps me feel a lot better! He is soooo cute and cheerful (mostly)! I love his little "chow chow chow" noises and his birdy songs! I could probably listen to bird chatter all day long without getting tired of it!

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Re: Why are you grateful for your bird?

Firstly condolences on your loss ..

My/Our bird Basil..
Im grateful that he is accepting us and getting to know us ( he now makes a special call when OH car pulls up) I love hearing him chatter and call..
Its so nice to have another voice in a silent house..

He gives my husband a hobby, a reason to do something other than work, he has helped build a bond between my husband and our son in law who also keeps birds.

He is always happy to see us and that makes a person feel wanted when often other humans just make you feel like crap..
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Old 09-21-2011, 03:52 AM
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Re: Why are you grateful for your bird?

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss.

I am grateful that my little guy is so cuddly and loves my company and attention. When life throws a curve ball Apple is there to put a smile on my face by being the silly little bird that he is. I thank him for that!
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Old 09-21-2011, 04:02 AM
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Re: Why are you grateful for your bird?

Condolences, I'm glad you have Puck.
Also, what a lovely idea for a thread, will be nice to read through.

I'm was very greatful for my Wonsy (budgie) because she taught me how to really love and care for birds. I was used to cats and dogs, and the budgie I had before her, although looked after, I was a bad owner. Wonsy taught me unlimited patience for birds, she helped ease my anger problems, she was there for me during the times I was bullied, she would annoy the heck out of me whilst I was trying to play games on my computer, but I could never get angry as it was just so sweet. She was my first "baby" and I'm so greatful for everything she ever did and everything she taught me. She really gave me a passion for birds.

'The Guys' - I'm greatful for these guys, although I sometimes toy with the idea of giving them to people who have an aviary or something, I know I couldn't. My babies are my budgie's and I love them very much. Although they do squabble a lot, there is nothing better than watch those guys give each other affection and watching how they 'look out' for each other, it's just beautiful. I love my babies because they can really cheer me up with their chatter - and they make my ill Grandma happy when she visits, so that's a bonus.

Merlin - Where would I begin?
I will be forever greatful for Merlin because he is my first "big" (lol) bird. He can be demanding, bitey, loud, a pain in the butt, but he's the sweetest cuddle bug ever. His sweet little noises, the way he comes over to 'mummy' or 'daddy' for his cuddles. The way he'll do anything for a grape. His chatter whilst he preens. Birds are magnificent animals and I'm just forever greatful that I have these fantastic characters in my life.

My OH can be very cynical about the world and I know that our babies help to keep him positive. I know that when he is feeling low, the cuddles from our babies cheer him up without a doubt. Those are the things I'm greatful for.
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Old 09-21-2011, 05:45 AM
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Re: Why are you grateful for your bird?

Angel helped me deal with the loss of my brother. she is the reason i get up every morning.
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Old 09-21-2011, 06:34 AM
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Re: Why are you grateful for your bird?

So sorry for your loss and I hope things get better for you soon.

Birds are so joyful and my birds give me hours of entertainment and always show unconditional love. I do not know how I lived day to day in the past without one!
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Old 09-21-2011, 12:02 PM
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Re: Why are you grateful for your bird?

I am so sorry for your loss.
My birds are the reason I get up every day. I have 4 little personalities that love me no matter what.
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Old 09-22-2011, 09:58 AM
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Re: Why are you grateful for your bird?

I'm so sorry for your loss ):

Alex? First, going to visit him when he was a chick and meeting his wonderful (human!) family gave me not only a little bundle of feathers all of my own, but his 'human parents' became two new wonderful friends, who still have heaps to do with me and Alex.

Second? After getting him home, I went through a bit of a tough time. He was, (and still is!) a better medicine then anything else for my occasional depressive states. On those days I would normally not get out of bed If I could avoid it? Yep, Alex demanding food. Although it used to drive me up the wall, now I'm grateful for it in retrospect.

Recently? I just had to leave my share house and couch surf with Alex because of an argument with my housemates over something trivial that escalated (on their part) so much that one of them struck me. Stayed with the boyfriend while looking for a new place for myself, he picked the best time to decide he couldn't cope with a relationship, so I had to move again. Literally had nowhere to go, was actually about to call up Alex's breeders (See first point!) to see if I could stay awhile! They're wonderful people Luckily a room opened up on res at uni, so we took it. All this stress and worry (and near homelessness!) would normally have sent me into a depressive rut, and I probably would have gave up. But that little bundle of feathers that depends on you for food and shelter pushes you on. The companionship he gave me when I felt all alone was irreplaceable. But the funny thing is, he ALWAYS gives it, I just didn't realise how much love he has to give until then.
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Old 09-23-2011, 02:43 AM
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Re: Why are you grateful for your bird?

I am very sorry to hear about your loss & I will pray for you to have strength as you go through this time.
I am grateful for Lila my YNA because she provides me with companionship & pleasure & humor & laughter.
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Old 09-23-2011, 04:04 AM
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Re: Why are you grateful for your bird?

I love ALL of these replies! Thanks everyone! I'm doing better now than I was.
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