A Tribute to Eric
It has been almost 6 months now since Eric left us to live in the land of millet and swings.
We brought Eric home at the same time as Monty, we watched them both in the Pet Shop and saw that Monty followed Eric whenever he jumped from perch to perch in the cage. It would have been a shame to buy just one of them and leave their friend behind, so we didn’t – well we were looking for a pair of budgies.
Eric was a fun little guy and a very pretty recessive pied sky blue budgie.
He loved his swing – every night at 9.30 he would jump on it for “Budgie Bed time”. But Eric never sang or head bobbed (we thought he was just quiet), however he had a healthy appetite (especially for millet) and was great friends with Monty – they preened each other and Monty fed Eric, Eric put up with Monty’s bossiness and over-excitedness.
We only had him for two months before he passed away but we’re glad that he got to spend those two months with us and with Monty.
Monty didn’t sing or head-bob in front of the mirror for a whole week after Eric died – he was in mourning or whatever passes for bereavement for a budgie.
I have put together a selection of my favourite photographs of Eric, some with his best bud Monty and some of him just having fun and EATING – Eric loved to munch.
The SWING – Eric loved doing this.
You’re not in our gang, are you edible?
Mr Monty why do you keep dropping millet over the edge, it’s a waste!
Perched on top of one of their favourite spots – the Chinese symbol for Happiness.
I’ll pose for the camera and play with the new toy if I can have millet
My favourite picture of Monty and Eric, I have it on a mug 🙂
Holding the budgies – yes millet was involved..
Nope, there’s nothing on TV, there will be by the time we have finished