One of my best friends has died.

@TheHorse (70944)
Pleasant Hill, California
May 14, 2018 7:01pm CST
I'm sorry to be a bummer on a Monday afternoon but one of my best buddies has passed away. I just got an email from my friends informing me that Romeo, their cockatiel, was found dead on his cage floor this morning. I wrote them back and asked how Juliet, his "wife," is doing. I have fed Romeo by mouth (cockatiels like that) and he has played guitar with me on many occasions. When I'm at their house with my guitar, he likes to fly over to me, sit on my shoulder, and listen to me play. Sometimes, he crawls down my arm and "helps" me play. I have some tears in my eyes as I write. We all know that our fur friends are family, and that includes feathered friends. Please send some thoughts and prayers my (and my friends', and Juliet's, and Romeo's) way. If you can find it in your heart, slap an RIP Romeo on the video I'll try to attach. He was my buddy.
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@AKRao24 (20672)
• India
15 May
How old was he! Was he always to be in the cage or to roam here and there outside the cage! Very sad to know about his loss! I feel very bad if something happens with my pet or frinds pets! RIP to the dear Romeo! Thanks!
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@TheHorse (70944)
• Pleasant Hill, California
16 May
They had him for 19 years, so I'd imagine he was in his 20s. I'll miss that fella!
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@AKRao24 (20672)
• India
16 May
@TheHorse , yes it happens, I still miss many of my pets though its long time they have passed away! I can understand that! Thanks dear friend!
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@TheHorse (70944)
• Pleasant Hill, California
17 May
@All of mine are "still with me" in spirit.
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@BelleStarr (39591)
• United States
15 May
RIP Romeo, he looked very sweet sitting there on your shoulder.
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@TheHorse (70944)
• Pleasant Hill, California
15 May
He was my buddy. Visits there won't be the same.
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@vandana7 (66842)
• India
15 May
@TheHorse We have used him in one of the songs...right? Let me trace him down... He is there in walk and talk with susy
Courtesy:The Diablo Rhythm Wranglers
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@TheHorse (70944)
• Pleasant Hill, California
15 May
@vandana7 I remember us using him on my shoulder in one slide.
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@Hannihar (40090)
15 May
@TheHorse The Horse, I am truly sorry for your loss of your friend. It is very hard to say when that happens and like you said you got an e-mail so could not say goodbye to your friend.
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@Hannihar (40090)
16 May
@TheHorse That is so sad.
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@TheHorse (70944)
• Pleasant Hill, California
21 Jul
@Hannihar He had a good life, though.
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@Hannihar (40090)
24 Jul
@TheHorse I am glad he had a good life but it is still sad and hard.
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@DaddyEvil (25738)
• Aurora, Missouri
26 May
Oh, no! Yeah, pets can be just as much family, if not moreso, than our actual relatives. My heart goes out to you.
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@TheHorse (70944)
• Pleasant Hill, California
21 Jul
Thanks, DE. They certainly can!
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@jaboUK (54867)
• United Kingdom
17 May
So sorry to hear that, it must be hard for Juliet.
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@TheHorse (70944)
• Pleasant Hill, California
17 May
That was my first thought too.
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@GardenGerty (101693)
• United States
15 May
Our condolences to you and to his other family members.
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@TheHorse (70944)
• Pleasant Hill, California
16 May
I will pass them on.
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@maximax8 (28559)
• United Kingdom
15 May
I am very sorry about him dying. He was such a special bird and I hope he will rest in peace. My mum gave given a white fronted Amazon parrot called Bingo in 1987. He was given to me in my adult years. He would fly around the room and sit on my shoulder. Sadly he became very ill in 2008 and the vet was unable to make him better. He was in pain so we had the vet put him down. I was at the time pregnant with my daughter and she was born in 2009.
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@TheHorse (70944)
• Pleasant Hill, California
16 May
It'd good to have a new living being to receive your love!
@dodo19 (33316)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
15 May
That is really sad. I'm sorry to hear this. RIP Romeo.
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@TheHorse (70944)
• Pleasant Hill, California
16 May
I was hoping he'd live longer. I don't know what the "norm" is for cockatiels.
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@dodo19 (33316)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
16 May
@TheHorse I'm not too sure either. It's a shame he didn't live a little longer.
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@TheHorse (70944)
• Pleasant Hill, California
16 May
@dodo19 I think we're going to have a gathering in his honor.
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@LeaPea2417 (21563)
• Toccoa, Georgia
15 May
I am sorry to read this.
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@TheHorse (70944)
• Pleasant Hill, California
16 May
It's only a silly bird (I tell myself) but it still stings.
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@vandana7 (66842)
• India
16 May
@TheHorse Animals and birds care..that is the truth...
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@TheHorse (70944)
• Pleasant Hill, California
21 Jul
@vandana7 Yep. They are family.
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@JustBhem (41289)
• Davao, Philippines
15 May
How old is Romeo?
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@TheHorse (70944)
• Pleasant Hill, California
15 May
I'm not sure how old he was. Maybe 18.
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@JustBhem (41289)
• Davao, Philippines
15 May
@TheHorse Oh, and how about Juliet?
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@TheHorse (70944)
• Pleasant Hill, California
15 May
@JustBhem I think she's the same age. Turns out they had him for 19 years, so maybe he was in his 20s.
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@aureliah (17782)
16 May
Sorry about the loss. It feels terrible
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@TheHorse (70944)
• Pleasant Hill, California
21 Jul
It does. But time heals all wounds, I suppose.
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@aureliah (17782)
4 Aug
@TheHorse That is very true
@minx267 (14580)
• Hartford, Connecticut
15 May
oh, that is so sad... I am sorry to hear that.. they are really cute birds.. was he old?
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@TheHorse (70944)
• Pleasant Hill, California
21 Jul
I think he was in his early 20s, not really old for a cockatiel.
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@minx267 (14580)
• Hartford, Connecticut
22 Jul
@TheHorse aw, so very sad.
@Starmaiden (7392)
• Canada
15 May
So sorry for your loss @TheHorse Rip Romeo. You are officially a bird of Paradise.
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@TheHorse (70944)
• Pleasant Hill, California
15 May
I hope we get to play guitar together in that next place we all go to.
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• Canada
15 May
@TheHorse He'll be waiting with strings on.
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@JudyEv (130208)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Jun
It is always sad to lose a furry or feathered friend. He sounds quite a character.
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@TheHorse (70944)
• Pleasant Hill, California
21 Jul
He was quite a character!
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• United States
15 May
my deepest condolences! It's never easy to lose a loved one. Sending you all of my love.
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@TheHorse (70944)
• Pleasant Hill, California
16 May
Thank you!
@beckish (614)
• United States
15 May
Thoughts and prayers on the way. I am so sorry for your loss. Animals are people too. Hugs.
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@TheHorse (70944)
• Pleasant Hill, California
16 May
Exactly.
• New Delhi, India
15 May
May your best buddy's sole rest in peace.
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@TheHorse (70944)
• Pleasant Hill, California
16 May
I hope so--thanks!
@rakski (20884)
• Philippines
15 May
I am terribly sorry for the loss of Romeo.
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@TheHorse (70944)
• Pleasant Hill, California
21 Jul
Thanks.
@Icydoll (23523)
• India
15 May
So sorry for your loss my dear friend
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@TheHorse (70944)
• Pleasant Hill, California
21 Jul
Thank you!
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@vandana7 (66842)
• India
15 May
Aw...I am sorry really sorry...words fail me.
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@TheHorse (70944)
• Pleasant Hill, California
15 May
Thanks, Vanny.
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