I am terribly sorry to hear about your loss and I wish you the best. He'll always be in my heart. From what I could see he had such a beautiful personality.
I'm having a really hard time not crying right now. I never met you or your birds but since I found your DeviantArt, I've always thought you all were amazing. I love seeing all your birds, they're so adorable and their personality shines through in each picture, its almost like I could have known them outside of the internet. It makes me want lovebirds too (and finches because PiPi is so cute XD)!
Losing a pet is hard, especially when you've really bonded with them. Its even harder if the people you know don't understand that a pet is more than a pet, they're family too. Birds, Cats, Dogs, Fish, Lizards, no matter what they are they're family. The pets that I've been closest to are betta fish. Not many people can get past the "its just a fish" stage when they here me gushing about how adorable they are. When my little Neptune passed away, I couldn't stop blaming myself. He was sick and I couldn't get him better no matter how hard I tried. I blamed myself for him getting sick. I felt like a huge failure and the worst betta owner on the planet. But the thing is, we're not failures. We tried. We both loved our pets and gave them a good life, that is what matters and that is what makes us not fail them. You gave him a good life, and you give all your other pets a good life as well.
Mistakes and accidents happen. Pocky might have known his time was coming, I believe pets can sense things that we can't. I also believe that even though they pass away, they're still with us. I'm sure he forgives you and still loves you. In fact, I don't think he would blame you at all. I'm sure he knows it was an accident. You gave Pocky a great life and I know he misses you too. You'll see him again, but don't let that be too soon. You have a lot of other pets that still need and love you.
I'm praying for you and Pocky. Its hard, but you will get through this and you'll see him again someday. I know you don't know me, but if you need anyone to talk to, I'm here *hugs*
Fly in peace Pocky <3 You were loved by all.
I'm so sorry . I only knew Pocky from photos and videos, but he found a way into my heart anyway. Its always hard to have a pet leave so soon. Three years ago my dog passed away. She was only four years old. She was so young, but I guess it was her time.
I know the pain of blaming yourself. I had a baby rabbit about two years ago that I was bottle feeding (mother had abandoned it). I had it in a box on a table and left the house to run errands. The rabbit was so young, I didn't think it would be able to get out, but it did and dropped to the floor. It acted normal, but died a few days later. I don't know for sure why it died, but I felt like it was all my fault..
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I know you won't stop blaming yourself no matter what I say... But just remember that, no matter how he got there, pocky is in a good place right now, he loves you, and he's waiting for you
I am so sorry. I wish I could say that I understand, but I honestly can't remember the last time I lost a pet. I will, however, offer my condolenses, and say that he will always be with you. The love you had for him lives on, and through that love, he is still with you