Rest In Peace, Wheatkins

Wheatkins 2000(?)-June 8, 2010

Today morning I woke up to the sad news that my pet canary Wheatkins has passed away. : (

She died of old age.. I’m glad she left peacefully. She was a good companion and has been through quite a lot with me.

We got her when I was in grade 7. So that makes it.. 8 years that she has been with us. Who knows how old she was when she first came too? Around 1 or 2 years old? She lived a long life.

When she first came, she was scared of people and wanted nothing to do with us. After a few weeks though she warmed up to us and became as tame as a hand-fed bird.

We watched her as she changed from a young bird to a mother bird (she laid quite a few pretty little blue eggs back in her younger days although there was no male bird), then from a mother bird to an old bird.

She was still fine yesterday too. The sun was shining bright and Wheatkins was taking a shower like she always did on sunny afternoons. My sister and I exclaimed how she looked like a young bird again. Under the sun she looked bright eyed and youthful, the same way she looked 8 years ago.

I hope that she has gone to a better place. Rest in peace, Wheatkins. You will be missed. <3

10 thoughts on “Rest In Peace, Wheatkins

  1. Zephia says:

    Why is her name Wheatkins.

    Yeah she lived a pretty long life I bet it’s because you guys took really good care of her and she doesn’t want to leave you good people ToT

  2. 媽咪 says:

    我每次從台灣飛過去看你們,最難過的時候是要回台灣的前一晚,這時我都會對著小乖鳥說:好好陪伴姊姊和妹妹,有妳照顧她們,我就放心了!!牠總是很專心看我,靜靜聽我說,彷彿回答我說:你放心,姊姊和妹妹我會好好陪伴她們!!
    小乖鳥竭力做好本份直到生命盡頭,牠是我們家的天使,上帝讓牠安詳的離開到更快樂的地方去
    謝謝妳,小乖鳥,我們一家人永遠愛妳,懷念妳!!

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