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My mommy bought me at a local bird show. There were so many tiels there. But she fell in love with me. I was about 2 months old... Dusty flew away Wed Nov 14. My fault.I opened the back door not realizing he that he was sitting on the back of the heavy robe I was wearing.He flew way above the tree tops & never came back,I put his cage outside & walked the neighborhood for 3 days. I also ran ad in paper. I miss him. I can't believe I was so stupid not to notice him when I opened the door..Goodbye my loving Dusty.. Awards
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Hi! My name is In Memory of Dusty (a white faced cockatiel)

I am a Cockatiel from Memphis, TN.

pretty boy

11 years old   M


cheerios, corn on the cob and millet

I love sitting on top of my cage, on my mommy's shoulder,I also like to sit on a long stainless steel curved pole that is the base of a large lamp,it puts me at the top of the room-great view of my den.

I love to try to sit on my mommy's head, but she just won't let me!

She lets me out to fly a little everyday (supervised in the house). She also teaches me songs to whistle and helps me learn new words.

I love to sit at the computer and I love walk on the keyboard. I sure wish I could type!.


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10/29/2008 10:20.43 AM  
  hi!are you still upset of dusty?i wish he were still.maybe you can get will be a great owner and any bird will love you.i wish you were here in cali,so i can give away one of my babies to you.they would love you alot!well,i gave you a vote!have a good day!

Come visit me, ozzy~flew away 21 April, 2010~, bonzi, lucky and butterball, tweiker,dexter and blueberry, sonny, kettle, tulip~R.I.P. 8-31-08~, patch~passed away 6/13/07~, kiwi, cinnamon (flew away in 2003), silver, spice, storm, baby, snow, blade, tweety, cricket, lightning, patchy~passed on.3-3-08, peeps(passed away 6-16-07), sky *R.I.P. 12/25/08* & cloud and spirit.

10/05/2008 08:20.49 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello from the Oklahoma Gang
We are so sorry for your loss. Here is a vote in memory.

Come visit me, St. Patrick D'bird loves Ruby Sue, Lonnie, Slate and Mica, Fortune & Cotton Ball "I'm Tiki's Girl".

03/27/2008 08:37.47 PM Report This Comment  
  I'm Sorry
I voted for you Dusty, Just so you know wherever you are now, you are thought of loved and missed....

Come visit me, Baby & Kallie.

03/16/2008 10:13.17 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Dusty's Mom
I'm so sorry your baby flew away. I hope someone found him and he's safe somewhere with a loving family' I lost my Boo a white face cockatiel last summer. He was in his cage outside hanging on a tree limb, Romeo my Cockatoo somehow got his cage door open and climbed in and bit him, he died in my hands,I was so horrified, and blamed myself for not being more careful. I knew Romoe would climb on his cage but had no ideal he could open it. I buried him in my flower garden. He was the sweetest most loveable little thing. He could whistle 'he's a pretty boy'& Hello Boo. I'll never forget him. I'm from Oakland TN and have 3 birds.
MY remedy for your pain would be to get another bird. That's what I did and haven't regretted it at all. I have all my birds wing clipped because they do like to go outside a lot in summer. CoCo, Romeo, Smokey's Mom

Come visit me, ~CoCoPuff~, ~Rusty~, ~ Romey~ & Our Angel Wings Toy Shoppe.

02/28/2008 05:10.23 PM Report This Comment  
  We all miss you!
It's so hard to lose a friend!! Our mommy too lost her baby last year when she flew away and got lost. It's very hard! We're sure that Dusty adopted new a mommy or daddy and is making them very happy. Our mom got Cinnamin when she couldn't find baby, she was so heart broken and couldn't hardly breath! Cinnamin really help her get through that very difficult time! Please give your love to a new birdy that needs some loving. Take Care!! Love Cinnamin and Flock

Come visit me, Cinnamin Baby, Bubbles, Tweety Bird, Prinsy & Mr & Missy bird.

02/25/2008 05:34.50 PM Report This Comment  
  hello, again!
Hi, it's me, Popcorn again. I feel very sorry for your loss. I'll pray for the return of Dusty.

Come visit me, Popcorn, George(in memory of) & Polly(in memory of).

02/23/2008 01:36.11 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Dusty's family!
Sorry, that Dusty flew away. I hope he found another loving family like I did. You see I was living in the wild for awhile. Momma does not know if I flew away from a good home or if I had a bad home. All she knows is that I needed a good home. So, here I am. I know you miss Dusty, but I hope he found another great home. As long as he is safe & happy, that is the most important thing. Love & a vote for you, Alex

Come visit me, AJ & Alex RIP.

01/31/2008 04:50.28 PM Report This Comment  
  :( To the Parents of Dusty
Wow that really stinks! dusty looked fun to meet and to paly with i really hope he comes back home and realizes that he has a nice place to live and be fed if i see him by any miracle i will let you know. I know how hard its to loose an animal.... I lost a dog recently to cancer and 2 of my dads cats ran away so he got another Bird to take their place but nothing could take their place...The new bird will have a page soon his name is Kasper......
............Soooo soooo sry again i hope for best wishes and everything will be Ok...
your Freind Elvisita
p.s. we all miss you :(

Come visit me, Johnny, Elvisita & Kasper.

01/13/2008 11:31.34 AM Report This Comment  
  i am so sorry to hear about dusty!i feel realy bad.cinnamon did the same thing.u r a beautiful soul and i hope ur mom and dad will find u.
love the birds and our owner

Come visit me, ozzy~flew away 21 April, 2010~, bonzi, lucky and butterball, tweiker,dexter and blueberry, sonny, kettle, tulip~R.I.P. 8-31-08~, patch~passed away 6/13/07~, kiwi, cinnamon (flew away in 2003), silver, spice, storm, baby, snow, blade, tweety, cricket, lightning, patchy~passed on.3-3-08, peeps(passed away 6-16-07), sky *R.I.P. 12/25/08* & cloud and spirit.

01/03/2008 03:29.50 PM Report This Comment  
  TO Dustys mom
My two Cockatiels Peaches and Murphy got out of the house also, Peaches was only gone a week but Murphy was gone for a month and a half. I said prayers every night. Then one night I received a phone call from this lady telling me that she knew where Murphy was and they people that had him weren't planning on giving him back. I guess what I am trying to say is have faith things happen when we least expect it. I was able to get mine back because I put of fliers. I hope you have a good holiday. Denise flocks mom

Come visit me, Larry, Curly, Moe, Peanut~~~8/15/05- 3/26/10 RIP my little buddy., Birdie, Murphy Lee, Nubien, Skinny, Henrietta Peaches***REMEMBERIN- G ROSALIE******, Orinthia, RosaBella & Fat Boy.

12/31/2007 06:52.13 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi To Dusty's Mommy
Just flying by to wish you a Merry Christmas. Hope everyting is going well, and your loss is easing up each passing day. With all of our love, the flock and Mommy Joy

Come visit me, Gizzy, JoJo & TJ.

12/25/2007 05:40.07 AM Report This Comment  
Hi Dusty's Mommy. We were just thinking about you and were wondering if you ever got your little Dusty back. That sure would make for a happy Christmas, wouldn't it? Well, even if you haven't, we still want to wish you a very lovely and joyous Christmas and a healthy and happy New Year. Love from Daisy, Lucy and their Mommy, Susan

Come visit me, Finnegan - 5K...YIPPEE!! THANK YOU FRIENDS!, Daisy - R.I.P. - BOTW 9/17-9/23/07 & Miss Lucy Blue - FAREWELL TO MY BELOVED FRIENDS.

12/24/2007 09:15.39 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Dusty's Mommy
Just wanted to stop by and see how you are doing. I miss not hearing from you. We are all doing well, and Mommy has been looking at two goffins as to which one she wants to bring home. The lady at the pet store is going to sex the birds next week. Mommy has one picked out, she thinks she is going to call it Clancey. Not 100% sure yet. She is going through looking at different names. Whelp, better fly on by, Mommy said she has to go to the basement for the laundry. I don't understand why humans don't have feathers... then you don't have to do laundry. Just jump in the shower, shake off the water and your ready to go... Humans do the silliest things.. and they say we are silly... NOT.. take care... until later...

Come visit me, Gizzy, JoJo & TJ.

12/16/2007 10:27.19 AM Report This Comment  
  I'm sorry!!!
I'm so sorry about Dusty, that's so terribly sad :( Try not to blame yourself though.
Love, Tiki, Beaker, Jack, and their mom.

Come visit me, Jack Sparrow II & Beaker.

12/07/2007 04:15.35 PM Report This Comment  
  I'm so sorry.....
But don't give up hope. I've heard stories of birds being reunited with their people after years of separation. Keep looking, call anyone and anybody in your area having to do with animals, such as vets, animal control, humane societies etc. Check out websites listing lost and found pets, I am going to check the ones I know of in your area.
(bird mom)

Come visit me, Ducky, Piglet, Petie, Sweety, Winston (the white faced guy), Polly, Kiki, Jamie, Simon, Squirt, Kira, Grumble, Jaz, Chico, Vinnie, Tiki, Lenny, Sonny, Poppa & Momma, Mikey, Janie, Budgy & Blu (I'm the one in the front).

12/03/2007 02:40.05 PM Report This Comment  
  I'm so sorry your baby flew away. Mom said if you wasn't so far away she'd give you one of our babies. They are about ready to be weaned. Mom knows how it feels to loose your special birdy. ((((hugs!)))) Taz

michelle, rochester, IN.

12/03/2007 09:58.31 AM Report This Comment  
  Im so sorry
Im so sorry your bird ran away. Im in no good mood etheir, my little friend Stardust died today. She was less then a year old and had health problums. It hurts, feels like your heart was ripped out. Well im sorry.

Come visit me, In memory of Stardust, Chewy & Aqua.

12/02/2007 07:36.40 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Dusty's Mommy!!!
I feel soooooo sorry for you. It is a great pain to loose something or someone you love. My bird Jacques couldn't fly when I first got him because his wings were clipped (or butchered by the petstore:{ ) but now he can fly and winter is here so if he flew away I would probity find him dead because of the cold. I hope Dusty comes back to you. Every bird should have some heart for his owner, but don't give up. That is one thing that us people do. We are not patient, we want things to happen right away. That is including myself too. Keep putting up posters and telling other people in your town. I read an article in the Bird Talk magazine and with hope, they searched for weeks. They located the police and animal control (I think) and they found him. Never give up hope and always keep him in your heart. Hope to hear from you! Jacques' Mom♥♥
P.S. I gave you a vote because even though he flew away there still is hope and he should be honored by the bird of the week and maybe even the month!

Come visit me, Javender, The Tiels, Jacques and Princess Babies: Anthony and Julie & Stella.

12/01/2007 07:03.43 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Dusty's Mommy
I just had to stop by and see if you are doing ok, Mommy told me the sad news and we are so sorry that Dusty has flown away. Mommy could only imagine what it must be like. I know my Mommy would cry for days. (She is a very caring person, she reads blogs in here about rescue birds and she cries.) Please try to chear up, I know it is hard... Birdie hugs from all of us...and for sure I'll kick that button off the top... sweet dreams as it is night night time for all of us...

Come visit me, Gizzy, JoJo & TJ.

11/30/2007 06:56.36 PM Report This Comment  
  Dear Dusty and momma...
We are so sorry for your loss but we are hopeful he will fly back into your hearts and home. Sending happy thoughts your way...Love, Knuckles,Willi,Wonka, & Momma

Come visit me, Princess Knuckles at your service & Willi and Wonka, Tweety and Minnie are our chicks..

11/29/2007 05:49.05 PM Report This Comment  
  So Sorry
Do Dusty's mommy. I am so sorry for you loss. I can't emagine how you feel. Well, Try to feel beter.

Come visit me, Poco.

11/29/2007 05:25.31 PM Report This Comment  
  DUSTYs mom
So sorry to hear you lost Dusty. :( We are Daisies' friends. Our heart goes out to your family. You were So cute! We pray someone may find you, never get up hope xxoxo ZAZOO

Diane, New Smyrna Beach,, FL.

11/29/2007 04:20.06 PM Report This Comment  
Dustys mommy, we are so sorry to hear about Dusty, Mommy had a Teil named Quiggly that did the same thing, so she knows how guilty you feel. But she knows that Quiggly will take care of Dusty till you meet again. Hugs Otis, Dobby and Mommy

Come visit me, Dobby, OTIS 6-25-06 & Nina.

11/29/2007 08:17.58 AM Report This Comment  
Here's a vote for Dusty...let's keep hoping and praying that someone finds him and returns him to you. God bless you and little Dusty. Love from Lucy, Daisy and their Mommy, Susan

Come visit me, Finnegan - 5K...YIPPEE!! THANK YOU FRIENDS!, Daisy - R.I.P. - BOTW 9/17-9/23/07 & Miss Lucy Blue - FAREWELL TO MY BELOVED FRIENDS.

11/29/2007 06:06.21 AM Report This Comment  
  My mommy's tears said there was something terribly wrong this morning after she got off the computer. She gave me extra hugs and kisses and told me what had happened to Dusty. I hope my prayers will help someone find him and get him back to his mommy. I truly am so sorry for your loss.


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11/29/2007 05:14.56 AM Report This Comment  
  hi there!
we are so sorry, we cant believe our friend is gone...this is just awful...

Come visit me, vern--good bye, RIP tressa RIP, scout, amos, RIP scarlett,rose,poppy, iris- RIP Chickens, noah, malachi, silas RIP & RIP ike RIP.

11/28/2007 05:06.03 PM Report This Comment  
  To Dusty's Mommy
As I heard from other people/birdies... I'm so sorry to heard about Dusty. Just brought tears to my eyes. I can only imagin how you feel. My heart goes out to you. That has to be worse then a pet passing. If you need to talk, please contact me... From the flock with much love...

Come visit me, Gizzy, JoJo & TJ.

11/28/2007 04:36.52 PM Report This Comment  
  For little Dusty:
We're all so sorry for the loss of Dusty!!! My husband once opened the side cage door and Chios (he died last year at 15 years) flew out. He spent the whole night on the neighbour's tree. He did answer when I called him. The next morning he came home as the cage was out all night with Chioski in it and the dog was out to guard him. Chios was very hungry. At least it is warmer in Memphis...hopefully someone will find him and send him back home!!! JGood luck.

Come visit me, Zyn, Chioski & Chaplin (Molly).

11/28/2007 03:40.47 PM Report This Comment  
I was SO very sad to read that you had lost your precious little Dusty. He was the 2nd birdie to welcome us to the BC. He was such a beautiful little boy-bird. I can't imagine how terribly sad you must feel. Daisy is flighted, but Lucy is not, only because her flight feathers have not grown back out yet. There are definitely two schools of thought on wing clipping. Nell, who runs the bird rescue where I volunteer, always used to keep all the birds' wings clipped and believed in it whole-heartedly for the reason why you no longer have Dusty. Well, after she and her husband went down to New Orleans after the big hurricane, on a bird rescue mission, she changed her mind. She said the were hundreds and hundreds of dead birds with clipped wings who drowned. She said that had they not been clipped, they would have a least stood a chance at survival because they could have flown up into trees and such. She no longer will clip any birds wings, since it's their chance at survival. My husband has done exactly what you did a couple of times, not realizing that Daisy was on his back. He was just lucky that she didn't fly. Now we try to be extra careful, but it could happen to anyone. I'm just so sorry it happened to you and Dusty. Love, from Daisy, Lucy and their Mommy, Susan

Come visit me, Finnegan - 5K...YIPPEE!! THANK YOU FRIENDS!, Daisy - R.I.P. - BOTW 9/17-9/23/07 & Miss Lucy Blue - FAREWELL TO MY BELOVED FRIENDS.

11/28/2007 01:11.28 PM Report This Comment  
Dusty's story made me cry. Oh my gosh I can't belive it :( I always clipp my birds wings. It dosn't hurt then at all, they only lose 5 feathers on each wing. Well, don't blame yourself...things like this happen a lot to bird lovers.

Come visit me, Skeebo & Gilligan.

11/27/2007 05:44.32 PM Report This Comment  
  Goodbye My sweet Friend
I can't believe he is really gone..If you have a fully flighted bird please,please always be on guard.
To Dusty...

You stole my heart, right from the start & brought me joy each day..You chirped & sang & flapped your wings & always loved to play. When you were around your cheerful sound always warmed my heart. A loving friend..right to the sad we had to part..I love you Dusty..You were a very important part of my life.

Come visit me, In Memory of Dusty (a white faced cockatiel).

11/25/2007 04:15.28 PM Report This Comment  
  did u have a good thanks day?

Come visit me, BirdEgirl & BirdEgor.

11/24/2007 07:02.28 PM Report This Comment  
Just flying by to say a quick HELLO. We were on BC last night and spent time leaving little notes for everyone. However; when Mommy told us to hit that button to post our notes BC was doing something stupid, and wouldn’t leave any of our notes. Funny when she has time to get us out and get on BC and check in with everyone we couldn’t. Mommy said we can fly by quick and kick that votie thing off the top. Take care,

Come visit me, Gizzy, JoJo & TJ.

11/20/2007 03:57.57 PM Report This Comment  
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