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Old 06-27-2017, 03:53 AM
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Re: Rio in pictures and film

What a lovely and touching tribute.

Rio was clearly loved and well cared for.

I know how you feel about wishing you could do more- and how helpless it makes you feel.

I lost my Peaches back in December of 2015. She was a cockatiel and just three months shy of her 21st birthday when she passed.

I knew she was frail, having difficulty gripping (old age) and she began to have difficulty with her crop (swollen). She was eating and drinking fine and other than signs of old age, was her old self so I decided not to risk a vet visit. The avian vet is nearly an hour away and Peaches NEVER did well at the vet. She'd pant and struggle with breathing (stress) and on numerous occasions she regurgitated (not in the good bird way) and also bit her tongue. She hated the vet.

I wonder if I had taken her to the vet if she'd have lived longer. But she'd just had a check-up six months prior and was fine (other than old age). I didn't think she could take another vet trip and since there wasn't an 'urgent' need, I decided not too. But now, I am still racked with guilt saying to myself I should have done more.

Thankfully, I still have Skittles and he's only 7.
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Old 06-27-2017, 01:31 PM
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Re: Rio in pictures and film

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Oddly enough , Cornell just sent the thank you letter from when I made the donation in Rio's name. Litterally just opened it. I'll send you a copy if you like.
Wow that's a hell of a coincidence!

Thanks so much Wrench for doing that. It actually really helps knowing that other birds will get some help

It means a lot to me, make sure to give Salty an extra treat from me!
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Old 06-27-2017, 01:34 PM
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Quote: Originally Posted by Skittys_Daddy View Post
What a lovely and touching tribute.

Rio was clearly loved and well cared for.

I know how you feel about wishing you could do more- and how helpless it makes you feel.

I lost my Peaches back in December of 2015. She was a cockatiel and just three months shy of her 21st birthday when she passed.

I knew she was frail, having difficulty gripping (old age) and she began to have difficulty with her crop (swollen). She was eating and drinking fine and other than signs of old age, was her old self so I decided not to risk a vet visit. The avian vet is nearly an hour away and Peaches NEVER did well at the vet. She'd pant and struggle with breathing (stress) and on numerous occasions she regurgitated (not in the good bird way) and also bit her tongue. She hated the vet.

I wonder if I had taken her to the vet if she'd have lived longer. But she'd just had a check-up six months prior and was fine (other than old age). I didn't think she could take another vet trip and since there wasn't an 'urgent' need, I decided not too. But now, I am still racked with guilt saying to myself I should have done more.

Thankfully, I still have Skittles and he's only 7.
Damn that sucks. So sorry for your loss. I remember my childhood dog getting to old age 2 years ago and having to be put down due to the pain he was in. It's horrible when they get to that point where they're just at the end of their life.

Good to know you've got Skittles to keep you busy!
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Old 06-29-2017, 05:16 PM
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Re: Rio in pictures and film

I'm a bit late, I'm just new to this forum. I'm sorry about the loss of your Rio. What a beautiful bird. I know how you feel. I just lost my 18 year old lovebird on March 31st.
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Old 09-30-2017, 08:57 PM
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Re: Rio in pictures and film

Rio was such a sweetheart, thank you for sharing him with us. My heart goes out to you. It is so obvious how much he was, and is, loved.
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Old 09-30-2017, 11:08 PM
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Re: Rio in pictures and film

Rio was a sweet and affectionate bird! His memories are sure to guide you to your next companion.
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Old 10-01-2017, 07:21 AM
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Re: Rio in pictures and film

Absolutely adorable and with some very fancy dance moves. Thanks for sharing him with us. Im so sorry that hes gone.
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Old 02-28-2018, 06:41 PM
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Re: Rio in pictures and film

I'm REAL late here, M'Lord... I'm sorry I have no words...except you'll be an excellent parront to another amazing fid...when you feel up to it. Lovely tribute to Rio!



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Old 02-28-2018, 06:59 PM
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Re: Rio in pictures and film

I think you are wonderful, to have loved so deeply and completely.
When your heart finally heals (and you're too genuine to rush it), you'll make another bird a very, very lucky fid.
Stories like this bring our community closer, and energize us.
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