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In memoriam: Otto

Damnit, this sucks. When I got home Otto was not in his usual happy mode but sitting quite calmly inside his home on the highest sport, just looking around. I took him out like I do always and sat him on my shoulder but still there was little action coming from my little friend.

Normally he jumps, or flies rather, off me before I’m even close to the kitchen and lands on the sink. He liked it there and knew that when I had something extra for him I’d put it into the sink so he can make all the mess he wants.

This time however he just sat there and made a bit soft noises like he did often when he was half asleep and half awake. So I just figured he was a bit tired or something and sat him on top of his home.

Then the race was about to begin and Otto jumped from behind on my shoulder again. Normally when he was pretty wild sometimes I’d lock him inside so he wouldn’t fly into my view and mess up my race but he was so calm that this time I didn’t.

After a couple of laps I thought he probably got bored when went back inside the home and stayed there for the remaining of my race.

When I just finished the race and turned around to check on my feathered friend I saw him lying on his back on the bottom of his home. Somehow during the race he must have passed away. Just like that.

Right now I feel guilty as hell for not giving him a bit more time this evening to find out if there was something wrong with him. In a way i think he was even trying to let me know.I can be such a asshole at some times, it’s just unbelievable.

God I loved that bird and I know that I always will. Because of him being my first own pet he was something very special. And he was of course crazy as a doorknob so the two of us made quite a team.

Rest in peace my little green friend, and thanks for all the fun we had over the past couple of years.

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  1. Tafka Rivella Boy
    Dec 14, 2005 at 15:04

    Altough I never met your little green bag of mexican beans you told me over and over again how much you loved Otto.

    You can feel guilty as much as you can bear, but it won’t bring him back.

    Just think of him the way you’ve always done.

    Rest in peace , Otto.

  2. Dec 14, 2005 at 16:08

    Thanks m8.

  3. Norman
    Dec 14, 2005 at 22:47

    So sorry for your lost… I too had had two Harlequin parakeets many yrs ago and can share those same feelings… But do feel secure in the knowlege that Otto is flying around free of any pain and knows that you cared for him very much… Believe me, our fellow furryfeatherd friends know this… Remember the good times you both had together and know that his spirit will always be with you… One day, you will both meet again and share the memories you had once together…

  4. Biek
    Dec 14, 2005 at 23:16

    Your words bring tears to my eyes Sir, deep down I know you’re spot on.

    Thank you so much.

  5. Stevie
    Dec 15, 2005 at 15:58

    I guess saying goodbaet is never easy! You told me so may times about the little green fellow and how you two had fun. I’m sure all your love and care is somewhere in the universe, right where Otto is enyoing all those warm and fine memories. Guilt is an understandable feeling but that doesnt mean it’s true, I guess you where just doing your daily thing…..I’m with you on this one, hang in there.


  6. Biek
    Dec 15, 2005 at 21:53

    Thank you for the kind words Stevie.

  7. Odiel
    Dec 17, 2005 at 16:15

    Lieve Biekske,

    I’m so sorry for your little friend but even more for you.The truth is however, that Otto had e very good time / life with you, you know. If any pet in the world would have been treated like your Otto by his or her boss, there would ben no animal pain in the whole world. Knowing this it may comfort you a little but I do understand that nothing can bring Otto back to you.
    I regret that for you. Love, your mam

  8. Biek
    Dec 18, 2005 at 0:07

    Thanks mom, and I guess you’re right. It’s a slight comfort know that but like you said that’s not bringing him back. However he’ll be in my memories forever. I still got a couple of funny movies of him on my phone and also some photo’s so I can still see him every now and then.


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