I’ve been meaning to write a post about Bloom, the newest addition to our family. It has been hard for me to put my feelings about this little critter who very quickly worked her way into all of our hearts into words. And now I find it even more difficult to find the words to say goodbye, for our sweet little Bloom passed away on Saturday.
We are all heartbroken.
She was only with us for 2 months, but in those two months we placed dishes of birdseed on the dining table so she could share meals with us, we snuggled on the couch and watched movies with her (I didn’t know birds could snuggle), she made herself comfy in Abby’s doll house, she allowed Abby to play all manner of games with her and she gave us a piece of her mind when any of us tried to make her do anything she didn’t want to do. On her first day with us, Abby dressed up as Snow White and pretended that she was a woodland princess and Bloom was her special animal friend. She perched on Abby’s finger and played the part so very well. We did no expect a bird to be such a wonderful companion and a real part of the family. And we were not prepared to have to say goodbye so soon.
We love you and will miss you, Bloom. We are grateful for the time we had with you.