Monday, April 25, 2011

The One when Jadis Died :(

I'm so sad. So so sad. Oh so oh so sad.
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I know just a few days ago I didn't have very many nice things to say about Jadis (okay, none at all), but I was just trying to be funny. I really did love my bird.

I got a phone call a few hours ago from the boys who are taking care of our pets and he said that when he went to take care of them today he found Jadis drowned in the toilet. That's the second beloved pet I've had drown in a dang toilet. The first was sweet Li'l Chinchilla's three week old baby, Li'l Chinwilla:
I know, accidents happen. I never left instructions that said to keep the toilet seat down. Then again, I never thought Jadis would drown. He loved taking baths!

The poor boy was so distraught when he called. He's an animal lover just like me and I know how terrified and sad he must have been to call me with the news. In a way having him be so sad is comforting. If the person taking care of my pets hadn't cared, that would have made things worse than they are.

I just keep playing over and over in my mind Jadis struggling to get out of the toilet, there wasn't anything for him to grab onto with his beak or talons, and eventually succumbing and drowning. My poor heart. I can't get it out of my mind. I hope he didn't struggle for hours. My poor Jadis.

Why oh why did I get his wings clipped?

I took a video of him a few weeks ago. Whenever we took a shower he'd "fall with style" into the bathroom and climb up the curtain to be right next to the nozzle.
Jadis has been on many a road trip with us. Little bugger always tried to take off my glasses.
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Or really, he chewed everything that was ever in my hair right off. Bobby pins, hair ties, clips, etc. He'd chew them and break them. He chewed through many cords in his lifetime which we then sent to my dad and he'd fix. He pooped everywhere and squeaked and squawked all the time. He was the king of the castle and even ruled over Joey. But even with all his horribleness, he was my bird and could be sweet.

Jadis had a major sweet tooth. He totally belonged in our family.
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He was always everywhere we went. Rachel and Joey and Jadis followed me everywhere and I'd always say, "Dog. Cat. Bird." Now I'll just say "Dog. Cat."
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When I first got him I'd take him to work with me every day and he'd just roam around the office getting into mischief.
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He seemed to pop up in a lot more photos than I intended him to be. Like here, spot the Jadis!
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This is the last picture I took of Jadis just a few days ago for that Evans Family Update post.
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He sure was a pretty bird what with his green, blue, and red feathers!
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Jadis in the sunset.
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He was always on me, right by me, eating food right out of my hand, sitting on my shoulder, my constant companion.
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He got himself into funny places sometimes.
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This is my all-time favorite picture of Jadis.
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RIP Jadis. You will be missed and I'm so sorry you had to leave us so tragically and we weren't there to save you.

26 comments:

The Clems said...

so sorry pegs! i know how much you cherish each and every one of your animals. my heart is with! im an animal lover too and i know how much they become a part of your family. love to you!

Kelley Eubanks said...

Paige.... I don't even know what to say but I am so sorry!! I know your heart is hurting... mine is hurting for you!!

BDub said...

i'm sorry about your bird :( that is really sad.

[BUT this is also totally random b/c while we were eating easter dinner tonight a falcon flew headfirst into the window and broke his neck and died right on the doorstep. totally random and sad and apparently birds are dying right and left. :( ]

BDub said...

and this is actually lyndsey but i'm signed in under my husband's account apparently ;)

Allison Taylor said...

Im so so sorry about Jadis :( He may have been a little grumpy around guests (like me) but I know in his heart he was the sweetest little bird ever. And, I bet he's eating alllll the candy he wants right now in heaven. AND he's probably flying around everywhere too!

Dassow Mommy said...

That was sad news. I know he loved you the way he followed you around and sat in your hair. Glad we got to meet him.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH, Paige! I am so sorry--these are great pictures and memories of your little friend, Jadis. Bless his little heart--and yours too! Sending lots of love and praying for God to comfort you.

Paula said...

I'm so sorry Paige. It makes me so sad, I can't imagine your feelings :( I love that last picture...so noble.

Valerie said...

So sorry about your little friend, Paige. You've put together a lovely tribute for him. Love the photos, especially the last one :)

Heather said...

I'm so sorry about your bird, Paige. It's always so very sad to lose a pet :(

Jen said...

That's so, so sad. I'm sorry Paige! He was super lucky to have you as his person.

yainea said...

I'm so sorry :( It's very sad when you loose your companion, our dog died this past autumn and It was very painful for us. The pictures are a beautiful treasure. Hugs from Spain.

Chris said...

He loved you and you loved him. R.I.P little guy.

Ryan and LeDawn said...

oh paige... i am so sorry! :( big hugs!

SupaFlowaPowa said...

awwww so sorry to hear Paige! I'm glad you do have so many awesome photos and memories of him... here's an internet hug. {{{{{{{{{Paige}}}}}}}}}

Behind the Mist Trilogy said...

Jadis was a beautiful bird and loved you...even if he was mean to me! I am so sorry because I know you are hurting and that makes me very sad. He is flying free and making lots of noise now!
Love you. Margi

Chris and Paige Evans said...

Jadis used to laugh at me. Sometimes, when I was staying at your apartment last December, I'd wake up to see Jadis glaring atme right in the face. He was a mean bird but he was pretty and you loved him so I'm very, very sad for you.

Malm said...

Oops. I should have signed out of your google account before I made my comment. The above comment is from me. Malm. ;-)

Laurie LaRiviere said...

oh my...so sorry to hear about Jadis, that must have been awful for all of you...I lost my bunny four years ago and still feel sad when I see his picture. You have lots of adorable photos to help you remember him. :)

Marlene McCune said...

So sorry about Jadis :(_ _ _
I know he was loved.

Angelina said...

I'm so sorry... I'm not sure if I missed it but how long did you have Jadis for?

amytangerine said...

i'm so sorry for your loss. big hugs my friend.

sandee said...

I'm so sorry, it's a horrible way to lose your beloved friend... (((hugs)))

melanie said...

Oh Paige, how heartbreaking this is to read. Please don't say he was 'only' a bird, he was a beloved pet & friend & you will miss him dearly, I know. What a great personality he had! (((hugs)))

Jinny Newlin said...

Oh, Paige! I'm so, so sorry! BIG hugs!

Samantha Sibbet said...

Ah, Paige, so sorry to read this today. Hope you are starting to feel better.