I haven’t posted in a long while and I’m fairly distraught that the reason I’m posting now is because my sweet Niobe passed away last Friday. It was sudden, unexpected, and heartbreaking. We’ve had him since he was a baby and he just turned 10 years old last month. He wasn’t sick, so I think he must have had a heart attack. Cockatiels can live up to 25 years, so he wasn’t an old bird yet, either. I hadn’t given any thought or mental preparation to his death, only knowing that it would break my heart when it happened. I just wasn’t ready and it wasn’t time. Hubby found him in his cage when he went to uncover him Friday morning. Niobe was a delight every day he was with us. So much of our lives revolved around him in some way and now I’m floundering as I try to get used to being without him. Sometimes I think the silence will consume me.
Good night and sleep sweet, darling Niobe. I’ll always miss and love you dearly.