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