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Goodbye Dandy 8 by Windthin Goodbye Dandy 8 by Windthin
This is Dandy. Soon to be was. She's dying, the first of our flock to leave us in a few years now. The oldest of our current group of budgies. Ever feisty, ever cantankerous, I was only able to get these pictures because of how ill she is. She's our upside-down hanging, pants-hiding, finger-biting, cockatiel-bullying Dandy, and we're going to miss her. I already do.
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The vision in this piece is well thought out. It's sad that your bird was dying adding a lot of impact to this media. To some effect it will pull together a universal thought that nature is a wonderful thing. This is entirely original knowing all life dies eventually. The colors add a bright effect to the situation even though the title emphasizes a passing on moment. The clothing worn indicates a soft, ethereal feeling of sadness. This piece shouts out to the viewers and shows that even the smallest things should be treasured.
The impact on this situation is influential and saddening. I'm sorry for your loss and I know this is just a stepping stone through life. Nice emotional piece.
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Luke-The-Spook Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Such a lovely bird. My grandmother's old budgie, Charlie; passed away a few months ago. I know how much pain you can get from losing a loved one; even it's a bird.
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Stratalancer Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
I bet she was like a little tank on legs. :) Bless, they've got such strong personalities that they stay with you for years to come.
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Windthin Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Professional General Artist
Oh yes, that was her, destructive, forceful... and she liked to hide in the sleeve of my robe.
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Stratalancer Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
Sounds just like my cantankerous, old Monty: lightening-quick to peck an approaching finger, but the sweetest little crooner when he wants attention. I think they appreciate our care and attention as much as we love having them around.
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Windthin Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
I think so too, though when Bruce, one of our remaining budgies, went up my sleeve like Dandy used to do, she promptly panicked and started painfully biting me.  ::chuckles::
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Stratalancer Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
Sleeve exploration isn't for everyone. :XD:
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ca12ro34lyn Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hay can i use this photo in a v-day picture
BTW im really sorry for her being ill
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Windthin Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
You may, yes. She sadly passed away the day I posted this pic, on my wife's birthday, but we are happy to have others see and know our Dandy.
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ca12ro34lyn Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks,:happybounce: sorry about ur bird dandy :(
just wondering did u call him dandy after the comic
p.s. R.I.P Dandy :(
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Windthin Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
I forget now why we named her, except that she was very bright and wild.
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ca12ro34lyn Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awwwww that sounds cute :aww:
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ca12ro34lyn Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww :( shes so sweet
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Windthin Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
Actually she was an unholy terror with a bite like a bulldog, but we loved her. She only posed for these pictures because she was so ill at that point, sadly. Of our flock of seven at the time (six now), Dandy was one of the two that definitely did NOT like to interact with us. ::chuckles:: She was a wonderful budgie, though, and we miss her.
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ca12ro34lyn Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
my bird lilly is the same i love here soooo much but she gets grumpy with me sometimes and she bites really hard too >o<
but she will always be close to my heart. :heart:
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LuLupoo Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
So very sorry to hear about your bird :( she is a beauty. she must have been a very special cockatiel
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Windthin Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you. She was a terrific little bird. And terrifying.
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LuLupoo Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
Your welcome
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Lust0fADeeperPain Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
awwww I am so very sorry to hear that :-( I know how badly that hurts I hope that the little time you have left will be filled with much love....
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Windthin Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you. She passed away over a month ago now, the day I posted these pictures first, also my wife's birthday. We did our best to show her we loved her, for all that I think she mostly thought we were annoyances.
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Lust0fADeeperPain Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
I am really very sorry my sympathies in the loss of your little feathered friend...that is sad I think maybe because she wasn't well and that is why she couldn't be her normal self.poor thing...so her death is on your wife's birthday not a very good bday is it? :huggle:
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Bitch0nline Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
awww so cute :kiss:
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:iconwindthin:
Windthin Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you.
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Bitch0nline Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
your welcome :D
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xxdarkdemonessxx Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
;3; how sad
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Windthin Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you.
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MimiManderly Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
I am SO sorry. You and dandy are in my thoughts and prayers.
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Windthin Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you.
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MangChib Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I know how it feels...
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Windthin Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional General Artist
I've had many dogs, cats, birds and fish I've lost over the years. And I remember them each.
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MangChib Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
me too!!! I made a 'remembering tree' for all of them on deviant.
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emmil Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You made me cry... I have the same experience with my 3 birds before...
Is there nothing vet can do? What was her illness...?
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Windthin Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
We tried looking after her, getting her car, and for a time it looked like she'd pull through again as she had before, but... whatever it was, it got worse. She got all backed up and distended and just started shutting down.

Having had a number of birds die in my hands, it's never easy to watch. People talk of owning a pet, but really they own you. Dandy joins our larger flock that's gone before, and I suppose my pack as well, as I've had many dogs and cats before our flock.
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emmil Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It's true... and I'm bad at letting things go...
I hope Dandy doesn't have to suffer for long.
Stay strong, your other pets still need you too.
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Windthin Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional General Artist
It wasn't long. She passed away on my wife's birthday, though, so it was hard on us. The day you made that last post, basically.
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emmil Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Aww, that's terrible. I'm sorry :(
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