Shop Orchid Care OrchidTalk Orchid Forum Weather Station Links Nursery

Welcome to OrchidTalk Orchid Forums


The Friendliest Orchid Community on the Internet!


  •  » Learn to Repot your Orchids
  •  » Learn Orchid Care Tips and Secrets
  •  » Find the perfect Orchid for your Growing Environment
  •  » Chat with Orchid Growing Professionals

OrchidTalk - "Bringing People Together to Grow Orchids Better!"


Let us help you grow your Orchids better; Join our community today.


YES! I want to register an account for free right now!


Register or Login now to remove this advertisement.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13

RIP. Pointy Head

This is a discussion on RIP. Pointy Head within the A Kodak Moment: not necessarily plants... forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Pointy Head was my pet Cockatiel he passed away this evening . Was on his ...

Click here to increase the font size Click here to reduce the font size
  1. #1
    Gin's Avatar
    Gin
    Gin is offline Senior Member
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    All types
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Missouri
    Posts
    4,831
    Member's Country Flag

    Unhappy RIP. Pointy Head

    Pointy Head was my pet Cockatiel he passed away this evening .
    Was on his perch , went to the cage bottom and was gone , he was not ill . Probably a stroke/ heart attack he was 12 . Gin
    Attached Images Attached Images  

  2. #2
    Brutal_Dreamer's Avatar
    Brutal_Dreamer is offline Dreaming with my eyes open...
    Real Name
    Bruce Brown
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Cattleyas & Slippers
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Arkansas
    Posts
    34,003
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Oh Gin, I am so sorry for you loss.

  3. #3
    Molly Taco's Avatar
    Molly Taco is offline Re-member WHAT ??
    Real Name
    Cin
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Catts
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    SW FL
    Posts
    4,740
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Oh Gin, I am so sorry for your loss, at pet is such a close family member no matter if they have fir, feathers or fins. They give unconditional love and don't care if we gain 10 pounds or don't shave, though I think sometime they care if we don't bathe. Never let your grief keep you from getting another furry,feathery or scaly family member because there is always reincarnation and who would want to come back as a human when they could come back as a pet of ours.
    Fondly, Cin

  4. #4
    Hoa Tony Nguyen's Avatar
    Hoa Tony Nguyen is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Pasadena and Costa Mesa
    Posts
    2,408

    Default

    Oh, Gin, I hope you are not too distraught about loosing a dear pet. Living and dying are part of living things. The memories will live on...
    Cheers. Hoa.

  5. #5
    Diane's Avatar
    Diane is offline Can't Re-Member
    My Grow Area
    Windowsill
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Catts and Paphs
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Surprise, AZ
    Posts
    6,250
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Sorry Gin. 12 is a good, ripe old age for a cockatiel though - I think. Keep it in perspective, and all will be well.

    Love and Hugs

    Diane

  6. #6
    bench72's Avatar
    bench72 is offline Moderator
    Real Name
    Tim
    My Grow Area
    Porch/Patio.
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Paphiopedilums
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Sydney, Australia
    Posts
    5,480
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Sorry to hear of your loss Gin... one thing that is always with us is the memories.. and if that starts to go, there's always pictures... cherish!

  7. #7
    Tikva's Avatar
    Tikva is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    NH
    Posts
    356

    Default

    Oh Gin... I'm so sorry! That's a long time to have a baby....

  8. #8
    Gin's Avatar
    Gin
    Gin is offline Senior Member
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    All types
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Missouri
    Posts
    4,831
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Thanks for the support , It was a shock ,so fast .
    I handfed him from day 1 his parents removed most of his toes on one foot and a wing tip when he hatched .
    12 is not that old for a Tiel but he was a white face pied pearl color mutation , like albinos, not the long life span the normal grey color Tiels. have . Thanks again for the kind words they are appreciated . Gin

  9. #9
    Tindomul1of9's Avatar
    Tindomul1of9 is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    NYC
    Posts
    896

    Default

    Sorry to hear that GIn. Loosing a pet always sucks! Everytime a pet dies I remember when I lost my first goldfish. I was 8 and very sad. but then you realize thats how life is. I think it helps when you learn this at a young age.
    But I digress, he looked cute. Sorry for your loss.

  10. #10
    Mehera's Avatar
    Mehera is offline Just Another Senior Moment
    Real Name
    Lynda
    My Grow Area
    Porch/Patio.
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    phals, paphs, oncs
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Naples, FL
    Posts
    1,700
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Pointy Head looks like such a sweetie in your picture. He's a little guy, but I'll bet his loss has left a big hole in your household. Our animal buddies come to mean so much to us and are truly one of life's greatest blessings. Something special and profound that Life chose us for them and them for us! I'm so sorry about your loss.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
OrchidTalk --An Orchid Growers Discussion Forum brought to you by River Valley Orchidworks. A World Community where orchid beginners and experts talk about orchids and share tips on their care, cultivation, and propagation.