Tuesday, January 22, 2008

R.I.P.

I don't even know how to tell the blogworld this utterly devastating news.

Our sweet, adorable little birdie is dead.

It really is sooo sad and we JUST trained her to stop freaking out when we open her cage and she had definitely taken to Grace, who had recently learned to get her in and out of the cage herself and walk her around on her shoulder.

The way she died is what is so absolutely horrid. She found a way out of her cage (WADE STOP ASKING HOW SHE GOT OUT) and, get ready, one of the dogs killed her. Grace saw the bird in Curly's mouth and started screaming bloody murder. Then I came in the room and started screaming at the dogs at the top of my lungs and then Wade came down the stairs assuming that someone was missing a limb and confirmed the news: she was indeed dead. Most likely a puncture to the lung.


I cannot tell you how sad my daughter was. She cried and cried until her face was melting off. And there was not a God Damn things I could do. Except hug her and tell her I was so sorry. Seriously. This is not okay.


Saddest part of the entire event. Sydney was bawling while we were screaming and she kept repeating the phrase, "sissy, STICKY TAPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!" For those of you that don't know Dora, sticky tape is what she used to repair a hot air balloon and various other broken gear. So sad. And also really freakin' smart.


R.I.P. Abigail. I'm sorry I couldn't protect you from the big bad wolves.

8 comments:

MossmanFamily said...

Oh, Starrs! This is so tragic. I heard through the grapevine, but these specific details are awful! I am so sorry for your loss. Give Grace a hug from us.

ashli said...

Poor, poor grace! So devastating! What a terrible ordeal to witness! Makes me tear up just hearing the story! Another cockatiel is headed your way, don't worry! And if those damn dogs do it again, I'll kill em myself!

Brooke said...

Man. I mean, I know I should feel really sad (and I do of course) but the visual? THE VISUAL is making me pee my pants I'm laughing so hard. Grace, screaming, you probably also screaming, Wade running down the stairs, and sweet Sydney trying to fix it with sticky tape.
You couldn't make this shit up.

little miss mel said...

duuuude, that is awful. so sorry for the little ones. the death of any pet is just so sad, let alone seeing it happen that way. :(

hugs!

Karen said...

Oh my goodness! So, so sad!!!

My condolences . . .

Anonymous said...

The death of a kiddo's pet is awful- and you hit the nail on the head with saying that you can't do a damn thing about it, that's one of the hardest things- you just wanna fix it!!! -Camille

ginny said...

thanks all for the condolences...it really was sad, but Brooke I actually laughed out loud when I read your comment. No shit, this can't be made up! Sometimes finding humor in grief is all you can do!

Caroline said...

Oohhhh noooo. Nikita will take good care of Abigail in bird paradise!