Sunday, January 31, 2010

Sadly, I have to let you all know - Bibs got crankier and crankier because he became less well and less well - and fell of his perch more and more often and could not get back up easily, would not accept help. After watching him, and antibiotics int he early stages, and consultation witht he vet, we agreed it was better for Bibs to leave this world. That happened Australia Day, about 10.30am 26th Jan 2010. We took him down to the vet that day as bibs had fallen off his perch about 15 hours earleir and slept the night sadly on the floor of his cage, most sadly. He is now with Dog Angela, and two other dogs and a cat, in the garden bed that has become a little cemetary. Bibs has a good spot under an overhanging lavender bush.

Dog Angela got cancer in her shoulder and could not walk - at 45kg, about 100lb, she was too big to carry about even though for the time being we had the pain under control. She had had a good life and was at the end of the normal time span for a dog of her size, anbd seemed very ready to go. The vet came to the house late August so she slipped away peacefully, sleeping first thanks to the sedative, on my bed looking out the window where she spent much of her days as she got older and older. It was very peaceful.

Dog Barnaby arrived 19 days later, fresh from the RSPCA dog home - about 18 months old and he came without a thing, not even a name. He is 8kg, white with coffee and greyish patches here and there, a Maltese Shih-tzu cross. A dear little fellow but as yet we do not know what each other is thinking as did Angela and I.

We have now five chooks - chickens.. lovely birds, who keep sneaking in and eating the dog and cat food. I even found one on my bed, quite content. It was hot this week -so one got a bath.

So - this blog will probably not be updated.. sorry it was so long between posts at the end...


Joonie's Mom said...

We are very sad here to learn the news and can't find the words to express our sorrow, except to say that we love you all and wish we could give you big hugs across the Pacific Ocean.

Sharon said...

So sorry to hear about Bibbie. He provided all of us with entertainment.

Bibbie said...

Bibs is still missed. Sometimes I still find myself saying good morning to him, thinking I should not put the light on in the kitchen late as it would disturb, him and so on. He was a dear fellow.

I watched a live video of some owls hatching - at only a day or two old, featherless still, they looked like a miniature Bibs!

Barnaby dog and I are getting on well - still not knowing what each other is thinking mostly but getting better. I am pretty sure from some of his reactions that he has been bdly treated in his past. People have told him he should be thankfuyl he is in such a nice loving home now.. and indeed he smiles and looks happy - people have commented on it on our walks.

Anonymous said...

Lovely bibbie!!! Rest in peace angel.
Thank u for looking after him as not many people do. I have 6 beak and feather birds and I love them! I have lost others to this horrid disease. I wish more people would come forward and offer loving homes to these birds as I cannot take on any more and there are more needing homes. If anyone does want to love a beak and feather bird and understands the responsibility please contact me on

Much love to bibbies beautiful soul

Anonymous said...

Oops forgot to mention.... I have made a Facebook page dedicated to beak and feather birds. It is called " pet birds with beak and feather disease".
I would love for people to join it and share their photos, stories etc about these darling birds.
My name is Sarah but I signed into this blog as anonymous. I made the above post to bibbie.

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