Posted by: Dennie | September 29, 2013

I Worry

Yesterday, my post, “iWorry” was in regard to my concern for the future of elephants.

Today, I worry about my little bird.

I’ve been on an emotional roller coaster since Friday, when I began to suspect that she was not well.


The oldest of my three parakeets, she has been listless, lethargic and sleeping more than usual.

She seems to have trouble swallowing.

I’ve been in this situation before with two other parakeets, each of whom I lost.

Avian vets are few and very far between in my state.  And very, very expensive.

As this little one is not hand trained, she becomes nervous and agitated whenever I get too close. Therefore, I think the stress of attempting to bring her for evaluation would do her more harm than good.

But this stress is getting to me. I’m afraid she’s going to die. I’m afraid she may have a contagious disease and pass it on to the others.

I’m trying to find answers on the internet.

I’ve been here before. It’s difficult. It hurts.

The sad fact is that people outlive their pets. And yet, we humans continue to fill our lives with their love. Because in the long run,  the joy they provide us will remain long after we suffer the grief of their loss.


  1. They are wonderful.
    Have always had them in my life.
    I feel your pain.
    Yes, they are always worth it.
    They give us all that they have forever~

  2. Bless your heart. I understand your pain. I wish there were more people who loved their animals half this much!
    Praying for peace in your parakeet family.
    Sending you gratitude & love from afar.

  3. You have treated her with all the love and care that’s possible. I truly hope she gets through this ordeal.You are doing all you can.

    • Thanks, honey. Sometimes I wonder if having pets is worth it….

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