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I have been all over the place today. I had two medical conferences with specialists. Nothing but bad. I had a third conference with my wife of almost 47 years. She knew something was up just by the expression on my face. I asked Vicki, " Would you be too upset if we put off getting Chi Chi? "

She said, " You mean, delay getting him? " I just stared at the one I love. She continued, " David. What happened today? "

I told her, " Remember Bogie and Ricochet and how much enjoyment we got out of them? Well, we will just have to live with those memories because I won't be able to love and cherish another parrotlet . "

" What did the doctors say? "

I told her that my health is really getting bad and the doctors said I will soon be getting much worse. They can only try to make me more comfortable. I told her that it would be too much for me to take care of any type of pet and I don't want to put any extra strain on her in having to clean the cage, etc. Vicki knows that I put everything I got into caring for any pet. I dedicate my existence to a pet. I become a part of that pet. Everyone who knows me, knows that I kinda go overboard when owning a pet and I do the best for that pet at any cost.

We talked for an hour or so. I think she understood. She keeps coming into my room right now and checking on me as I write this. Her warm hands on my shoulders makes me feel good...and appreciated. She knows what I am going through right now .

Looking back, I feel so lucky to be who I am and what I have accomplished in life. When Vicki and I would go out to dinner and I would always look around the restaurant and I would find an elderly person sitting by themselves. I would go over and invite them to our table to eat with me and Vicki. Of course, I picked up their tab. I made a lot of friends that way...and a lot of tears came from my new, lonely friend. Just for a simple act of kindness and a good meal.

I know Bogie and Ricochet loved me with all their hearts and I sure loved them! Bogie would run up my arm and rub his head against my cheek. I would look down at his face and he would be staring right into my eyes. God! I melted right there! And Ricochet would crawl under my collar and talk sweet nothings into my ear....then he would fall asleep. God! I melted right there! I was afraid to move so I wouldn't wake him up. My neck got stiff at times.

Love your parrotlets! Love them so much that your heart could beat in time with theirs! Synchronize your life with theirs. Become part of them as I have tried to become part of Bogie's and Ricochet's life. I think I made a difference. I think I did it right. I will fight till the end.

David:cry:
 

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I am sorry that you got some not so great news today. Definitely take care of yourself the best that you can. You have many wonderful memories and you still have more to make.
 

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Thanks. I appreciate the fact that I still have a sharp mind.( I think). I am at peace. I have to call my breeder. She will not be upset. I will give her some money for her trouble. Vicki and I were going to take my breeder and her husband out to a nice dinner after I got Chi Chi. This was going to be a thank you dinner. Hmmm....Maybe we will take them out anyway.
Stay safe and warm! I heard it was going to be cold in the North Carolina area!

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I’m so sorry to hear this David. It makes me so sad. Sad to know there won’t be a another birdie to have such a great dad like you. You know what’s best for you though & yes of course she (the breeder) will understand.
Maybe you can still pay a visit to the babies & get some snuggles in.
You are in my thoughts & prayer.
 

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I have been all over the place today. I had two medical conferences with specialists. Nothing but bad. I had a third conference with my wife of almost 47 years. She knew something was up just by the expression on my face. I asked Vicki, " Would you be too upset if we put off getting Chi Chi? "

She said, " You mean, delay getting him? " I just stared at the one I love. She continued, " David. What happened today? "

I told her, " Remember Bogie and Ricochet and how much enjoyment we got out of them? Well, we will just have to live with those memories because I won't be able to love and cherish another parrotlet . "

" What did the doctors say? "

I told her that my health is really getting bad and the doctors said I will soon be getting much worse. They can only try to make me more comfortable. I told her that it would be too much for me to take care of any type of pet and I don't want to put any extra strain on her in having to clean the cage, etc. Vicki knows that I put everything I got into caring for any pet. I dedicate my existence to a pet. I become a part of that pet. Everyone who knows me, knows that I kinda go overboard when owning a pet and I do the best for that pet at any cost.

We talked for an hour or so. I think she understood. She keeps coming into my room right now and checking on me as I write this. Her warm hands on my shoulders makes me feel good...and appreciated. She knows what I am going through right now .

Looking back, I feel so lucky to be who I am and what I have accomplished in life. When Vicki and I would go out to dinner and I would always look around the restaurant and I would find an elderly person sitting by themselves. I would go over and invite them to our table to eat with me and Vicki. Of course, I picked up their tab. I made a lot of friends that way...and a lot of tears came from my new, lonely friend. Just for a simple act of kindness and a good meal.

I know Bogie and Ricochet loved me with all their hearts and I sure loved them! Bogie would run up my arm and rub his head against my cheek. I would look down at his face and he would be staring right into my eyes. God! I melted right there! And Ricochet would crawl under my collar and talk sweet nothings into my ear....then he would fall asleep. God! I melted right there! I was afraid to move so I wouldn't wake him up. My neck got stiff at times.

Love your parrotlets! Love them so much that your heart could beat in time with theirs! Synchronize your life with theirs. Become part of them as I have tried to become part of Bogie's and Ricochet's life. I think I made a difference. I think I did it right. I will fight till the end.

David:cry:
My heart is so heavy reading this David. You've shared so much wisdom and showed so much kindness in the short amount of time that I've known you. I'm still going to be praying for you daily in the hopes that God will choose this time to use one of His miracles. Much love to you.

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I’m so sorry to hear this David. It makes me so sad. Sad to know there won’t be a another birdie to have such a great dad like you. You know what’s best for you though & yes of course she (the breeder) will understand.
Maybe you can still pay a visit to the babies & get some snuggles in.
You are in my thoughts & prayer.
I was going to e-mail you and tell you this morning about my decision. I will still go and see your baby at the breeder after it hatches! I am going to tell the breeder in a few minutes. I was out this morning and I picked up some new medicines. I dread telling the breeder.

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My heart is so heavy reading this David. You've shared so much wisdom and showed so much kindness in the short amount of time that I've known you. I'm still going to be praying for you daily in the hopes that God will choose this time to use one of His miracles. Much love to you.

Christi
You are so sweet! I just have to take it easier. ( I don't know how I'm going to do that! I already take it easy!...too easy! ) I think I will spend more time in research on the parrotlet. I'll contact you later.

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Im sure your chat will go ok with her But I know that must be a hard call to make.
It makes me very happy to know you will visit my baby when he hatches. 😊
 

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We love you David. Whatever choices you make are the right choice for you, and for Vicki. We know you're strong as hell and so is Vicki!

❤ sending all the love from Canada.
 

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Im sure your chat will go ok with her But I know that must be a hard call to make.
It makes me very happy to know you will visit my baby when he hatches. 😊
I will be there for your baby! You better watch out! I may fall in love with your little one and take him home!:devilish:!
Haha...You don't have to worry. I will try to pick the best one the breeder has. It is so weird living less than 2 miles from a breeder, and yet, some people can't find a breeder within a thousand miles of their home! P'letts are hard to find.

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We love you David. Whatever choices you make are the right choice for you, and for Vicki. We know you're strong as hell and so is Vicki!

❤ sending all the love from Canada.
Thank you so very much! If Vicki didn't have to work, we could go ahead and get a p'lett. But, she is tired when she comes home and she wants to work a couple of more years so she can get her full Social Security check each month. I don't blame her. The doctor says I won't be walking on my own in about 5 months, so I am going to try and do as many things as I can. I have over 1,800 children stories that I want to put in manuscript. I know a couple of college students who major in Creative Writing who will type up the stories into manuscripts for me. It is a lot of work and they will like earning extra money!

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😂 Between you & the breeder I’m sure he will be perfect! If I lived near a p‘lett breeder I’d be sneaking in there every day. 😊
 

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I just now responded to another e-mail from the breeder. She was saddened by me not getting a p'lett. She said she really wanted to meet me and I told her that she will meet me when I check on your chickie! She said that maybe I could get a Bourke from her ( because they are so gentle), but I said I just can't. I went shopping with Vicki today and I had to leave her and go sit in the car and wait for her to finish getting the groceries. I am so weak. That's the first time I ever couldn't help my wife. I hate that feeling, but she understands. But, you! You are getting a bird from good stock!(y)

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I have been all over the place today. I had two medical conferences with specialists. Nothing but bad. I had a third conference with my wife of almost 47 years. She knew something was up just by the expression on my face. I asked Vicki, " Would you be too upset if we put off getting Chi Chi? "

She said, " You mean, delay getting him? " I just stared at the one I love. She continued, " David. What happened today? "

I told her, " Remember Bogie and Ricochet and how much enjoyment we got out of them? Well, we will just have to live with those memories because I won't be able to love and cherish another parrotlet . "

" What did the doctors say? "

I told her that my health is really getting bad and the doctors said I will soon be getting much worse. They can only try to make me more comfortable. I told her that it would be too much for me to take care of any type of pet and I don't want to put any extra strain on her in having to clean the cage, etc. Vicki knows that I put everything I got into caring for any pet. I dedicate my existence to a pet. I become a part of that pet. Everyone who knows me, knows that I kinda go overboard when owning a pet and I do the best for that pet at any cost.

We talked for an hour or so. I think she understood. She keeps coming into my room right now and checking on me as I write this. Her warm hands on my shoulders makes me feel good...and appreciated. She knows what I am going through right now .

Looking back, I feel so lucky to be who I am and what I have accomplished in life. When Vicki and I would go out to dinner and I would always look around the restaurant and I would find an elderly person sitting by themselves. I would go over and invite them to our table to eat with me and Vicki. Of course, I picked up their tab. I made a lot of friends that way...and a lot of tears came from my new, lonely friend. Just for a simple act of kindness and a good meal.

I know Bogie and Ricochet loved me with all their hearts and I sure loved them! Bogie would run up my arm and rub his head against my cheek. I would look down at his face and he would be staring right into my eyes. God! I melted right there! And Ricochet would crawl under my collar and talk sweet nothings into my ear....then he would fall asleep. God! I melted right there! I was afraid to move so I wouldn't wake him up. My neck got stiff at times.

Love your parrotlets! Love them so much that your heart could beat in time with theirs! Synchronize your life with theirs. Become part of them as I have tried to become part of Bogie's and Ricochet's life. I think I made a difference. I think I did it right. I will fight till the end.

David:cry:
This is one of the most beautiful and painful things I've read in a while. I have been a member here for years and I may not reply often, but I do read a lot and I know how much you loved and cared for your fids. I think it was a difficult decision for you and you have to do what you feel is right. I'm sorry to hear about your health, when you have health issues it really takes it's toll on you mentally too. Please keep giving other parrotlet owners your advice as I know it's helped me. I'm thinking of you and Vicki.💚
 

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Thank you so much for your kind words. This forum has been mostly a great forum with people like you! You write such positive things and this is good for this forum. Keep reading this forum. You can learn from people's experiences that they have with their birds. I am going to try to write in this forum for a while longer. The med's I am on has changed the pressure in my eyes and words get blurry after a few minutes. It takes me forever to type anymore.
Thank you and stay warm and Virus free!

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Thank you so very much! If Vicki didn't have to work, we could go ahead and get a p'lett. But, she is tired when she comes home and she wants to work a couple of more years so she can get her full Social Security check each month. I don't blame her. The doctor says I won't be walking on my own in about 5 months, so I am going to try and do as many things as I can. I have over 1,800 children stories that I want to put in manuscript. I know a couple of college students who major in Creative Writing who will type up the stories into manuscripts for me. It is a lot of work and they will like earning extra money!

David and Vicki🦜🦜
So sorry to read about your worsening health issues. Though I am new to this forum, I have read your posts about Bogie and Ricochet and can imagine how hard it was to make the decision that about a new parrotlet. I just want to suggest, in case Vicki hasn't done it yet, is to make sure she goes on the my social security website to ensure she has the most up to date numbers in order to make her decision about continuing to work. You mentioned that she is already exhausted coming home from work now and being a caretaker as well will only add to it, unfortunately. She should also call the local social security office to find out if she can go under your social security benefits if they are more (I know this was allowed in the past but don't know if it is still allowed). If Vicki enjoys her job, maybe she could go to part time or work from home; if she doesn't and the SS numbers are acceptable she should really think about going soon. I balanced work and caring for my mom in her last years; it is not an easy task. If Vicki will continue to work, tell her to look into time off under FMLA.

Stay strong, and I hope things work out better for you than the doctor predicts.
 

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I have been all over the place today. I had two medical conferences with specialists. Nothing but bad. I had a third conference with my wife of almost 47 years. She knew something was up just by the expression on my face. I asked Vicki, " Would you be too upset if we put off getting Chi Chi? "

She said, " You mean, delay getting him? " I just stared at the one I love. She continued, " David. What happened today? "

I told her, " Remember Bogie and Ricochet and how much enjoyment we got out of them? Well, we will just have to live with those memories because I won't be able to love and cherish another parrotlet . "

" What did the doctors say? "

I told her that my health is really getting bad and the doctors said I will soon be getting much worse. They can only try to make me more comfortable. I told her that it would be too much for me to take care of any type of pet and I don't want to put any extra strain on her in having to clean the cage, etc. Vicki knows that I put everything I got into caring for any pet. I dedicate my existence to a pet. I become a part of that pet. Everyone who knows me, knows that I kinda go overboard when owning a pet and I do the best for that pet at any cost.

We talked for an hour or so. I think she understood. She keeps coming into my room right now and checking on me as I write this. Her warm hands on my shoulders makes me feel good...and appreciated. She knows what I am going through right now .

Looking back, I feel so lucky to be who I am and what I have accomplished in life. When Vicki and I would go out to dinner and I would always look around the restaurant and I would find an elderly person sitting by themselves. I would go over and invite them to our table to eat with me and Vicki. Of course, I picked up their tab. I made a lot of friends that way...and a lot of tears came from my new, lonely friend. Just for a simple act of kindness and a good meal.

I know Bogie and Ricochet loved me with all their hearts and I sure loved them! Bogie would run up my arm and rub his head against my cheek. I would look down at his face and he would be staring right into my eyes. God! I melted right there! And Ricochet would crawl under my collar and talk sweet nothings into my ear....then he would fall asleep. God! I melted right there! I was afraid to move so I wouldn't wake him up. My neck got stiff at times.

Love your parrotlets! Love them so much that your heart could beat in time with theirs! Synchronize your life with theirs. Become part of them as I have tried to become part of Bogie's and Ricochet's life. I think I made a difference. I think I did it right. I will fight till the end.

David:cry:
I am really sorry to hear of your health issues. Having major problems figuring this new forum format, so I only hope you get this message. Thank you for all your help in learning how to care for my little one. I will pray for you and Vicki.
 

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I’m sorry to hear of your health issues. I enjoy reading about Bogie and Ricochet.
It really helped to understand these little guys. Bogie and Ricochet have helped me to be a better parrotlet parent! Thank you for all your help. You & Your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
 

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Hello, Amigo, Grandma Lil and Grammy,
GrandmaLil- Keep looking all over the new format. You will get used to it. Thanks for your support. I feel so helpless, but I have good friends like you and the people in this forum and relatives who will be there for me. You have done a great job dealing with the parrotlet. I love the p'letts so much!

Grammy~~Thanks for your comments! Reading about all the forum member's parrotlets and their experiences really has helped me throughout the years! Stay warm and safe!

Amigo~~~Thank you for your informative words! I learned a couple of things. I will definitely look into some things you mentioned. I want Vicki to quit working, but she wants to work until she is 70 (she is 66 now). We can afford for her to stop, but the job she has now is a very specific job helping out the Navy. She is the only female in the USA who has the training and qualifications to do what she does with the satellites and battleships of the Navy. There are some males who can do the job, but they needed a female voice to be implemented into the computers on the battleships so female commander's voices can run the ships when out to sea.( Voice Commands). She can't quit now. She loves her job. I can hire someone to help around the home when needed. Also, later this year, she will have the option to work from home and only will have to go to her office a couple of times a day to check on the satellites. She already has four monitors in her craft room that are set up for work.
I appreciate everyone's comments! You all are helping me out more than you think! I have never been in a situation to where I will one day be helpless. I really do not want to be a burden to anyone. For the first time in my life, I have to hire someone to mow my lawn! Thus it begins.....

Thanks!

David and Vicki🦜🦜
 
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