Good-Night My Friend…

Yesterday was a day filled with mixed emotions.  Unfortunately, I had to say good-night to my sweet friend, Cutie.  Now keep in mind, I never say good-bye…ever!  I say “night” when I hang up on the phone with a friend, and I say “night” to my kiddos when they leave for school…it is just part of quirky me.  Good-bye feels too permanent for me.  So, I choose to say “good-night”, instead.  I truly believe that my friends and family, that have crossed over, are with me each and every day.  They live in my mind, my soul and my heart.  I am all about keeping memories alive!

Cutie lived a beautiful life, but she was just tired.  It was her time.  I knew it…she knew it.  She positioned herself under her favorite pine tree, yesterday morning.  I sat with her for about an hour, knowing I would not want to be alone during my final hours. She fell asleep in my lap, as I stroked her soft feathers.  Her breathing was shallow, but she was not in pain. I found it interesting that her small flock of Sebright and Silkie friends remained very close.  They were not free ranging, in search of tiny bugs and morsels.  They were just sitting, as if to say their own “good-nights”.

To some, Cutie would just be a bird…a chicken, no less.  But, she was my friend and a member of our family.  She brought me joy each and every day of her life.  She asked for nothing…ok, so many she asked for a few meal worms, but what she gave back was so much more.

Yesterday was that “one bad day”.  I was blessed with over 1000 beautiful days with Cutie, which makes that one difficult day worth it.

Hug your special friends today, furry, feathered and human!

Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You….



40 thoughts on “Good-Night My Friend…

  1. Oh Roda I will never say that it was only a bird. I love animals very dearly and just reading your post had tears in my eyes. I’m so sorry for your loss but this post is also beautiful because you cared enough to stay with her while she went away quietly.

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  2. Cutie must have lived an amazing life and she went to sleep peacefully. Night night to the sweetheart. 💕 I’m sorry for your loss, and I agree our loved ones live on in us. 🌹

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  3. I’m so sorry for your loss Roda she sure was a beauty and I’m sure she lived a nice happy life with you and your family. She was blessed to have you in her life just like you were blessed to have her in yours. You are in my thoughts.

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  4. Oh sweetie, my heart breaks for you. I know how it feels and it doesn’t matter if she’s a dog, cat, chicken, mouse or lizard! If you loved her, it’s hard. Glad you’re remembering the thousands of good days you had together and not dwelling on the goodnight.

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