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Turk ~ RIP

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It was so hard to share the sad news with our BC friends about Turk's passing. I'll never forget having to type the following nearly three years ago now;

"Turk died today, September 3, 2009 at 11:44.


Thank you so much, BC Friends, for taking this little blue bird into your hearts and adoring him so."

*~.~* *~.~* *~.~* *~.~* *~.~* *~.~*

Passing a pet store, my mom said she 'just wanted to look' so dad willingly followed her in. How I was picked out of the dozens of budgies that were there, all showing off their best pose in hope of being the chosen one, I'll never know, but I guess that day was my lucky one because I was picked!

Another day that was lucky was when my Betty picked me ... I'll always love you, Betty Blue.
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Hi! My name is Turk ~ RIP

I am a Budgerigar from Larchland, IL.

My full name's Turkelton so I guess Turk is my nickname.

7 years old   M

Budgerigar

Definitely millet. Peas are good too.

A boing made just for me; it has soft cotton rope tied all over it, making it a very comfortable place to perch.

Having the cockatiels think they can eat out of the parakeet food dish. They're always trying to push us aside.

My mom tries to create an environment that's as close to being 'wild' as possible. Me and my flock have a large room where a bay window lets in lots of sunlight, branches that hang from the ceiling, planters of dried grass where we play (and some build nests), and a 'pool' of water for bathing in. Come spring, we'll move to the Bird Barn where we have a walk-in aviary and an outside flight space. We're a happy bunch!

Quirky habits? Not me!.

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  Hello Turk~
Today is Dia de Los Muertos! It is a day to remember our friends who have gone to the bridge before us! I want you to know that you are still thought of all the time! Every time I chat with Bentley, I think about you! You made the world a happier place just by being here!
You are loved and in my heart too!
Angel Wing Hugs ~ Sugar

Come visit me, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar ~In Memory of My Friend Mozart & The Calendar Page~April Birthstone is the Diamond.

11/01/2013 08:15.02 PM Report This Comment  
  Awe Turk
We all still miss you here at home. There's honestly not been one single day since you died that you've not been thought of. How could we forget with your four beautiful fids flying around the room or chirping like crazy at the crack of dawn on a summer's day. Today one of your grandsons came back in the house to keep River company while she heals up from a banged-up beak. You'd be impressed by that lad; he's beautiful, very much like you were.

I know Mom misses you so much still. She's always saying how you were the sweetest, most precious parakeet she could ever hope to have in her life. There was just something extra darling about you. I say there was something very brave about you! You'd sit right beside me and never fear the beak!

Here's to you, Turk — you are yet missed, and will always be loved.

RaneBeau and the rest of the McFlock; Kelly, Alfie, Reba, Saber, Arthur, Kirby, Riza, Grover and Bentley, your son.

And Mom too...

Come visit me, RaneBeau & BODEMIESTER, Ready to DERBY!.

09/03/2013 07:18.07 PM Report This Comment  
  Dearest Turk...
I still remember how sad we were when you flew to the Bridge, and forgive all of us for shedding a few tears as we remember that day. You brought everyone such joy, and Lizzie totally fell in love with you as the master chef that you are. We know you are cooking up a storm up there for all of our friends...and we know you are watching over your flockily here always, with much love.

Your friends,
Kaji, Lizzie and Mom DJ

Come visit me, Kaji ~ Vote CHIPPER #257319 BOTM in APRIL.

09/03/2013 06:30.49 PM Report This Comment  
  angel Turk
I'm leaving you a vote in your memory. I wish I had met you. I know that you had the best of best life with the McFlock. You will always be in the hearts and thoughts of so many.
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna ~ Happy Easter & Bailey ♥ RIP.

09/03/2013 01:20.58 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Angel Turk ~
Remembering you today and what joy you brought to all ~ Leaving you a vote in your memory ♥ along with a pretty flower --<-<--(@)

Love,
Pico

P.S. My mom said to be sure and tell you to give a big wing hug to Bindi & let her know we miss her ~

Come visit me, Poco, Pico, Bindi - R.I.P. ♥ & Skittles - R.I.P. ♥.

09/03/2013 12:42.19 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Turk~
Dropping off Angel Wing Hugs for a very special blue budgie!
I wish we had known each other while you were still living at the McFarm but you left behind a son who I am sure you are very proud of. He is quite a legacy and as special as you are!
Thinking of you today and leaving a vote in your memory!
Angel Wing hugs and lots of love ~ Sugar

Come visit me, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar ~In Memory of My Friend Mozart & The Calendar Page~April Birthstone is the Diamond.

09/03/2013 11:36.27 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Turk
remembering you with love on this day.

love Cori and Boo Boo

Come visit me, Paddy Cake & Piddy Girl VOTE CHIPPER BOTM 257319, QUEEN CORI reigning champ on feed the birdie & BOO BOO VOTE CHIPPER BOTM 257319.

09/03/2013 08:33.19 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Angel
We didn't know you, but we know you'll never be forgotten! Here's to a great inspiration and a great cook! Hugs, Falco and Willie

Come visit me, Gizmo, always in my heart, Willie,Chipper, 257319 for BOTM, Peppino Vote Chipper, 257319, BOTM, In Divo's memory & Falco, vote Chipper 257319, BOTM.

09/03/2013 07:13.28 AM Report This Comment  
  Dear Angel Turk
Just flying in with a vote in your honor and memory on the anniversary of your flight to the Rainbow Bridge. We were not yet on BC at the time so never had a chance to meet you, but being friends with many of your flockmates know you had the best home and a most wonderful life.

Eggstra wing hugs to the flock and family, Pearl and Silver.

PS: Love the profile pic, but eggspecially the one in your gallery sitting with all those sprigs of millet! Making our beaks water...the Godzilla pic is awesome too.

Come visit me, Pearl & Silver.

09/03/2013 06:37.34 AM Report This Comment  
  THINKING OF ANGEL CHEF TURK
CAN'T GO BY KEVLAR FIELD W/O THINKING OF TURK

Come visit me, PEBBLES-R.I.P. BOTD 12/27/10, ** BABY SKY** R.I.P., *BLUEBERRY** BOTD 4/29/11 RIP 8/12/11, ANGEL COACH DUTY "GO KEVLAR KEETS", R.I.P.flower girl MUFFIN 1/4/14 & MIKEY LUVS HIS WIFE KACEY MIKEY NEEDS YOUR VOTE.

08/21/2013 12:24.44 PM Report This Comment  
  HEY ANGEL TURK
GET THE KEETS CHEERING SECTION TOGETHER AT THE BRIDGE. THE MIGHTY KEVLAR KEETS [the team you founded]ARE BACK....COACH MUFFIN

Come visit me, PEBBLES-R.I.P. BOTD 12/27/10, ** BABY SKY** R.I.P., *BLUEBERRY** BOTD 4/29/11 RIP 8/12/11, ANGEL COACH DUTY "GO KEVLAR KEETS", R.I.P.flower girl MUFFIN 1/4/14 & MIKEY LUVS HIS WIFE KACEY MIKEY NEEDS YOUR VOTE.

05/07/2013 11:53.54 AM Report This Comment  
  CUTE!
Your flock is so cute we voted for all of you!!!!

Come visit me, PeeWee & Cheeky.

05/04/2013 11:34.27 AM Report This Comment  
  THINKING OF CHEF TURK
MIKEY

Come visit me, PEBBLES-R.I.P. BOTD 12/27/10, ** BABY SKY** R.I.P., *BLUEBERRY** BOTD 4/29/11 RIP 8/12/11, ANGEL COACH DUTY "GO KEVLAR KEETS", R.I.P.flower girl MUFFIN 1/4/14 & MIKEY LUVS HIS WIFE KACEY MIKEY NEEDS YOUR VOTE.

05/01/2013 12:20.02 PM Report This Comment  
  ~(@)~
That's a marigold, left for you on this Dia de Los Muertos.

Forever, Turk, you'll be my favorite 'Keet~


R ('>

Come visit me, RaneBeau & BODEMIESTER, Ready to DERBY!.

11/01/2012 09:18.45 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi ya Turk~
I was thinking about you today so I decided to stop by and get an Angel Wing hug from you!!
Sugar

Come visit me, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar ~In Memory of My Friend Mozart & The Calendar Page~April Birthstone is the Diamond.

10/04/2012 03:33.42 PM Report This Comment  
  Not a day goes by
... that you're not thought of, Turk.

When we hear the other budgies chatter, we think of you and how you loved to talk to all of us.

When we see the dragon you posed with, or the little orange toy you perched on, we smile at the memory of how cooperative you were for a photo shoot.

And just so you know, we always leave a little space beside us on a perch like we used to do so there'd be room for you to come talk to us. How we wish you were still here to do that.

With love from your family,
Kelly, RaneBeau, Mom Denise and the rest of the Flock, including your fids.

Come visit me, Kelly.

09/03/2012 08:53.22 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Angel Turk
Im here to leave a vote in your memory.

Come visit me, Hulk Vote Chipper (257319) BOTM.

09/03/2012 06:42.17 PM Report This Comment  
  Dear Angel Turk,
Lizzie sits down under the tree at Turk's Rainbow Reflecting Garden and looks up to the heavens.

Can you believe it has been 3 years since you flew to the Bridge? I can tell you, you are definitely not forgotten--Queen Zippy was telling everyone about the Castle History, and your name came up so often, as you were such a integral part of the BC back then. And you still are. You definitely changed my life, and I am so proud to carry on your Catering though I know I will never be as good as you are....

Lizzie smiles when she sees the little blue budgie perched on the branch above her. So...what good recipes do you have for me today? she asks, bringing out her voice recorder. Turk flies down on her shoulder and they both are lost in discussion and recipes...

<3 Kaji, Lizzie and Mom DJ

Come visit me, Kaji ~ Vote CHIPPER #257319 BOTM in APRIL.

09/03/2012 02:11.37 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Turk,
here is a memorial vote on the day that you flew to Rainbow Bridge...

You are missed by so many...Wing hugs, Taz

Come visit me, TAZ ~ SPRING IS HERE..., Scooby ~ BC DERBY DAY COMING SOON!, CHICA ~ HAPPY EASTER, ROSIE ~ HAPPY EASTER/HAPPY SPRING, NAPOLEON ~ HAPPY EASTER, SUZI ~ DERBY DAY WITH GUS, THE GREY'T GREY WINGS - THANKS TEAM, The Proctors... CONGRATULATIONS TO THE HAWKS!, SIMON ~ I LOVE REBA, Chloe ~ MISS YOU SO MUCH GIZZY ♥ & JEWELS ~ RIDING GEMOLOGIST IN THE DERBY.

09/03/2012 01:52.39 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Turk~
I hope you know that you are thought of very often. You have so many wonderful friends up on the bridge and I hope you remember you have wonderful friends down here too!
Angel Wing hugs sweetie and much love ~ Sugar

Come visit me, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar ~In Memory of My Friend Mozart & The Calendar Page~April Birthstone is the Diamond.

09/03/2012 01:38.53 PM Report This Comment  
  A memorial vote King Turkelton
I see you sitting with so much FOOD. I have heard so much about you, and how many birds still respect and love you. (My mom says of course, budgies are very friendly and VERY smart) Your legacy lives on Proud Bird Pie Shop (that even has your picture!), and thru Lizzie who always mentions you, and many other birds' memories. It is almost as tho' I have met YOU. I will go to the ?reflecting pool soon to really see you.
Cpt. Queen Zippy

Come visit me, Polly; Thank you ! V4 Chipper #257319 BOTM & Zippy; V4 Chipper #257319BOTM.

09/03/2012 12:04.31 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Angel
We are flying by with a memorial vote for you today. Hugs, Falco and the boys

Come visit me, Gizmo, always in my heart, Willie,Chipper, 257319 for BOTM, Peppino Vote Chipper, 257319, BOTM, In Divo's memory & Falco, vote Chipper 257319, BOTM.

09/03/2012 08:44.29 AM Report This Comment  
  Dear Angel Turk,
Just flying in with a vote in your honor and memory. We were not on BC when you flew to the Rainbow Bridge, but we've heard a bit about you. Such a darling pic of you in the crown wearing a crown. All your gallery pics are adorable as well. We can see that you were much loved and undoubtedly missed. Lots of wing hugs to any other flock members and the family, Pearl and Silver.

Come visit me, Pearl & Silver.

09/03/2012 05:41.02 AM Report This Comment  
  Just wanted to say Hello
Just thinking about ya Turk! Hope You have a Wonderful Thanksgiving!!!
Hugs,
Mr. Birdie

Come visit me, MR. BIRDIE..(RIP) Your flying free now..I love you & Murphy.

11/24/2011 01:16.48 PM Report This Comment  
  came across Turks name on someone's page and so saddened to see he is no longer with us ;( Whata beautiful budgie! We have 3 and 5 have passed on...they are just fantastic beings, and I can see that they live like kings at your place just like here ;)
Wish they didn't go so young.
from the flock downunder.
Murphy

Come visit me, Bubbles, Murphy & Squeak.

10/10/2011 01:43.39 AM Report This Comment  
  Lizzie and Kaji stop to say
that no matter how much time passes, Turk, you are always in our thoughts. We miss you like crazy, as you were the absolute best Chef that the BC has ever had. And we know that you are at the Bridge with so many of our friends...can you please take this gift from Lizzie and share it with everyone?

Lizzie has a large platter filled with sweet potato fries and Dragon Fire Ribs, and she sets it down on the bench in front of the pond at Turkelton's Rainbow Reflecting Garden. She sees Turk up in the oak tree, and waves and smiles. Kaji is happy that Lizzie can see Turk, and he waves a wing in the direction she is looking.

To Turk!
With love from Kaji and Lizzie and Mom DJ

Come visit me, Kaji ~ Vote CHIPPER #257319 BOTM in APRIL.

09/03/2011 08:14.16 PM Report This Comment  
  Thinking of you on this day
Wing hugs from our flock. Wish we could have met you this side of the Bridge.

Come visit me, Pepper & Jamaica, Butterball, Apollo, Annie, NAME THAT TUNE - Congrats Sugar!, Chardonnay, Rico & Paulie - the Ninja Budgies, Buddy Beak, Sally - In Loving Memory & Valentine.

09/03/2011 07:58.21 PM Report This Comment  
  Greetings Turk!
So sorry to have missed you this side of the bridge. You were such a handsome budgie. My mom has had several, the 'favorite' lived 8 years with a tumor. budgies are so friendly, smart, and funny. They tend to create games to play with their humans. We know you are missed.
Polly

Come visit me, Polly; Thank you ! V4 Chipper #257319 BOTM & Zippy; V4 Chipper #257319BOTM.

09/03/2011 11:50.22 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Turk~~
You are my first stop for the day. I had to come by and let you know that even tho you live on the bridge now you are still part of our family here on the BC.
You left a legacy of love for your family and your friends here. That is so very special, just like you!
Angel Wing hugs dear Turk!
Much love being sent up to you today~~and everyday!
With love ~ Sugar

Come visit me, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar ~In Memory of My Friend Mozart & The Calendar Page~April Birthstone is the Diamond.

09/03/2011 10:34.16 AM Report This Comment  
  Well
Here's a vote in your memory, Turk. You are missed. Hugs,
Falco and the boys

Come visit me, Gizmo, always in my heart, Willie,Chipper, 257319 for BOTM, Peppino Vote Chipper, 257319, BOTM, In Divo's memory & Falco, vote Chipper 257319, BOTM.

09/03/2011 07:34.17 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi ya Turk~~
I'm filling in the calendar for the month and noted your Rainbow Bridge day is tomorrow. Since I was flying by anyway~I didn't have your page number~~I figured I'd stop to say hello! I know there is no bedtime on the Rainbow Bridge, so I knew I wouldn't be bothering you!
Not much exciting going on. I watched a movie this morning which was strange, but we had fun. We just don't watch too many things. Dad got cable back. The cable company offered basic cable for the same price we were paying for the internet, so dad jumped at the chance. He watches a lot of Home and Garden TV. Mom and I were watching a show about people looking for houses in different countries. It was very interesting and we were surprised by some of the places. Did you know almost everyone wants a house near the ocean??? We like forests and mountains better.
Give my love to all my friends up there!
Angel Wing hugs and much love ~ Sugar

Come visit me, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar ~In Memory of My Friend Mozart & The Calendar Page~April Birthstone is the Diamond.

09/02/2011 12:27.08 AM Report This Comment  
  THINKING OF MY FRIEND TURK
MISS YOU BUDDIE...COACH DUTY

Come visit me, PEBBLES-R.I.P. BOTD 12/27/10, ** BABY SKY** R.I.P., *BLUEBERRY** BOTD 4/29/11 RIP 8/12/11, ANGEL COACH DUTY "GO KEVLAR KEETS", R.I.P.flower girl MUFFIN 1/4/14 & MIKEY LUVS HIS WIFE KACEY MIKEY NEEDS YOUR VOTE.

08/02/2011 04:02.35 PM Report This Comment  
  Here is a vote. Come vote for Angel July 14th BOTD.

Julie, Fayetteville, TN.

07/12/2011 10:37.19 AM Report This Comment  
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  Hi turk....
Here's a vote for you. Just flyin' Around visiting new friends. Hope you have a BIRDaful day. Fly on by and visit me some time. It was very nice to meet you. See ya soon....

Come visit me, Tweet & Squak.

04/18/2011 04:32.08 AM Report This Comment  
  Dear Turk,
Thinking of you tonight. @~~~§~~~~~~

With love,

Pringle and Poirot

Come visit me, Pepper, Poirot, Pringle & Artistic Avian Avatars.

03/27/2011 10:40.51 PM Report This Comment  
  Dear Turk,
I couldn't let this occasion fly by without perching for a moment on your page. My gratitude goes to you and all of the McFlock, who I believe have all helped out these last few evenings to get me to that magic number of 10,000.

Leaving a forget you not vote,

Poirot

Come visit me, Pepper, Poirot, Pringle & Artistic Avian Avatars.

03/13/2011 10:59.08 PM Report This Comment  
  I've heard a lot about you, Turk. But I've never gone to your page. We're so sorry about your loss of Turk, our prayers are with you ♥

Come visit me, Daisy ♥ & Spirit Cloude ♥.

03/03/2011 07:44.47 AM Report This Comment  
  Happy Valentine's Day
your sweetness is always with us. . .

Come visit me, Quincy and Chez, Sonny and Dillon van der Beek, Djimo Beaumont Teasedale, Sage B. Teasedale, Sergio, nOOdles and Pipa, Edla Adler, Jazzy (Mr. Spiffay) & Holly.

02/15/2011 05:03.17 AM Report This Comment  
  ANGEL TURK
missing you....your friend DUTY

Come visit me, PEBBLES-R.I.P. BOTD 12/27/10, ** BABY SKY** R.I.P., *BLUEBERRY** BOTD 4/29/11 RIP 8/12/11, ANGEL COACH DUTY "GO KEVLAR KEETS", R.I.P.flower girl MUFFIN 1/4/14 & MIKEY LUVS HIS WIFE KACEY MIKEY NEEDS YOUR VOTE.

02/12/2011 11:29.27 AM Report This Comment  
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