In Loving Memory...Bijou Imani-Allen,
Although we haven't known each other for long, I feel like there was a connection between us that defied even time and space. In these short months of getting to know you - watching you as you attempt to take flight with clipped wings, listening to you chirping your beautiful songs, and feeling your soft, clicking heartbeat in my hands - I regret to say I have missed the signs of your suffering.
I apologize immensely for not recognizing the symptoms of your condition.
I apologize immensely for not taking you to the vet immediately when I noticed differences in your behavior.
And I apologize immensely for hesitating to treat you with better care.
My heart imploded when I found you at the bottom of your cage. Wheezing, coughing, and gasping...I only wish I had been there sooner. I was completely shattered when you collapsed and died in my hands.
I am, however, honored to have accompanied you in your very last moments of being alive...I know you're in a better pl