The One when Jadis Died :(


Sunday, April 24, 2011

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.
Paige Taylor Evans © // Quinn Creatives DESIGN