Baby Girl. Little Parakeet. A Lot Of Joy.
(Las Vegas, Nv.)
I got a great deal in a Feed Store with baby parakeet with cage and staples for $20 in July of 2011! I brought my new friend home and we instantly bonded. She went everywhere with me. Since the loss of my husband in 2008 I have been moving a lot. I wouldn't fly to re-locate because I couldn't sneak my parakeet in my purse. We've taken four bus rides together, she enjoyed sitting on my monitor while I was on computer, preened my eyebrows and was always happy to see me.
I don't really know how or why she died two days ago. I only know I found her at the bottom of her cage. Of course I started to figure out what I did wrong.
At four am the next morning, I turned the back yard light on and thought I saw a bird illuminated on the ground. I opened the door and I was right but it was impossible to see what I saw! At closer inspection I saw it was a white stone that had impressions of a bird's face! A white bird! My bird was white. Convinced that I lost my mind, I returned to bed only to hear fluttering of wings and a shadow of a bird in flight.
The next day the meaning became clear to me. Since I was unsure of what to do with her remains, they were still in a blanket in the garage.
My son-in-law dug a hole for me and I placed her in it after saying good-bye one last time.
The stone was not my imagination. It really does look like a white bird complete with eyes.
It is her headstone.