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Goodbye Mithu

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It’s been a while since I’ve come online on AA. Mostly because I’ve been extremely busy with work and partly because I’ve been grieving.

Mithu, my IRN, passed away In July this year. August would have marked his one year with us. He did not have any health issues and he had frequent visits to the vet. The vet thinks it could have been old age.

A little backstory on him here: Pictures - STORYTIME: An Introduction & a Lesson | Avian Avenue Parrot Forum

We never knew how old he was when we rescued him.

Although we could never tame him to let us touch him after he developed his fear of hands, he still learned a lot of ways to communicate with us. He wasn’t afraid of us anymore and would let us come up close to him. He was the loud one in the house and my tiel would always follow his lead.

He really, really loved my ‘tiel.

Although, he did not like my tiel, Ahmed, at first, he quickly got over it and would spend all his time with him. He would play with him and feed him.

First bites were always reserved for Ahmed.

Although his time with us was short, I’m happy I could provide him a safe and happy home. He really came out of his shell and was happy with us.

When he passed away, I couldn’t believe it for the first few days. I was extremely attached to him. I don’t think I cried more in my life then when I did after losing him.

For a long time, I couldn’t even look at his cage without crying. I never had the heart to remove his toys and keep everything away. It always remained.

Only after such a long time, I have come to peace with what happened. I know he’s in a better place now. I will always cherish his memories.

Ahmed, my tiel, hasn’t been coping very well. He thrives in company and he doesn’t like being alone anymore. He talks a lot (phrases and whistles) and all of that stopped after Mithu passed away. He’s been doing better now.

The other day, we had a playdate and my mom’s friend bought over her bird and Ahmed was really, really happy.

It’s been a while now and I’m ready to rescue another bird but ofcourse, Mithu will always have a special place in my heart.

He was my first bird and he taught me everything there is about love.
 

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:sadhug2:I’m so very sorry to hear of your loss. I hope your special time with him and your memories of the good you brought to his life (and him to yours) brings you comfort.

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I am so very sorry for your loss
 

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So sorry for your loss, but thankful you gave him a loving home to live out his life.
 

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Oh no. I am so sorry. Thank you for giving Mithu a caring and kind life under your care. He went through some pretty hard times before he met you and you definately improved his quality of live.

I know it hurts to be without him. Don't forget about the good moments. He was lucky to have found someone who let him in their heart. Sending warm comforting hugs.
 

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So sorry for your loss.
 

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I'm sorry you and Ahmed lost such a good friend :sorrow:
 

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I am sorry for your loss.
 

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I´m so sorry for your loss ❤
What a lovely way to honour him, to bring home another bird who needs a good home. Sending you some positive thoughts ❤
 

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I am deeply sorry for you and Ahmed's loss.

I know that Mithu is hanging around with my BIL and Titan, our IRN, at the Bridge...Titan on one of Marty's shoulders, Mithu on the other...they're showing him the delights of the internet and snacking on some almonds...:heart:

Wings Forever High, Mithu...
 

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I'm so sorry for your loss.
 

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So sorry for your loss of Mithu. :sadhug2:
 

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I'm so sorry for your loss :sorrow: thankyou for giving Mithu a soft place to land. I'm so sorry him couldn't be with you longer. But at his last home was one where he was loved and excepted for the way he was :heart:
 

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I remember him, I'm so sorry Sweetheart,,fly free Mithu,,you were greatly loved.
 

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I’m so very sorry for your loss of your sweet friend.
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