Sunday, October 24, 2010

Rest in Peace, My Dear Little Friend...

Today, at 4:30pm, my bird, Missy died. She was 9 years old. She was the prettiest blue parakeet. She couldn't get up on the perch. She wasn't acting well these past few days. I stayed with her the whole time. I saw she wasn't going to be with me much longer. I told her it was ok, go fly to Heaven and have fun with Hayden. I told her I loved her. She then spread her wings out and looked up at me, closed her wings, put her head down and went away. How much more graceful can a precious pet pass away? It really broke my heart.

Why do pets tear your heart to shreds?

I went to Michael's and found the prettiest little wooden box with a latch. I decorated it with pink stone hearts and words to go on the lid inside. I even crocheted her a pillow and blanket. Yeah, ok, call me crazy. She was a very loved little bird. She has been there thru thick and thin with me. She reminded me every morning chirping that life goes on. I will miss her alot. My Mom's bird, Pete, knew something was up. He has been so quiet tonight. He is a motor mouth, but not tonight. It's way too quiet here tonight. I'm miss my little friend. My heart is broken again.

Been a rough year of losses for me so far.... sorry to ramble, thanks for listening. Hugs and Love to all.....

Prayer for the Death of a Beloved Pet
By Rabbi Barry H. Block

O Lord our God, we come before You this day in sadness. Missy, who brought us so much joy in life, has now died. Her happy times in our family’s embrace have come to an end. We miss Missy already.

Help us, O God, to remember the good times with (Missy). Remind us to rejoice in the happy times she brought to our home. Let us be thankful for the good life we were blessed to give to her.

We are grateful to You, God, for creating Missy, for entrusting her to our care, and for sustaining her in our love for a measure of time. We understand that all that lives must die. We knew that this day would come. And yet, O God, we would have wanted one more day of play, one more evening of love with Missy.

O God, as we have taken care of Missy in life, we ask that You watch over her in death. You entrusted Missy to our care; now, we give her back to You. May Missy find a happy new home in Your loving embrace.

As we remember Missy, may we love each other more dearly. May we care for all Your creatures, for every living thing, as we protected the blessed life of Missy. May her memory bless our lives with love and caring forever. Amen.


Crochet Christy said...

I'm very sorry for your loss. Animals can so fully enrich our lives, bring us such joy, and give us unconditional love and support. Missy sounds like such a sweetheart. I know you'll miss her, but I'm sure she knew how very much you loved her. You're both in my prayers.

Debbie said...

I am so sorry for your loss Beth. I know you will miss her. We have a blue parakeet, 6 years old. They are such good company. We had lost a parakeet 6 years ago, and it was so difficult. God bless you, will keep you in my prayers.

Hookin It With Mr. Lick Lick said...

I know how you feel. I've had to put down my PeeWee, a jack russell I had for almost 14 years and I lost my dad. I still can't look at a pic of my dad without losing it and it took me about 3 months to finish Pee's grave with a marker. My heart goes out to you. The losses are hard on us. xoxox

Sandy said...

Sorry I missed this post earlier my friend. Try to think in more positive terms. Hayden now has your special bird with him. They are keeping each other company.