"Joey" our 9 (ish) year old Budgie sadly died yesterday. The kids of course are all very upset, although when my wife called to tell me of his dire condition a work colleague ,who was sat close by, overheard part of my conversation....
"So he's not looking good then? It will probably be only a matter of time until we lose him" i told her.
"I will really miss him if he dies" i continued, "do you want me to bring a cardboard box back from work and we can bury him in the back garden tonight?".......it was at around this point my mate realised that i was not talking about a human member of our family! :-)
Farewell Joey. You will be sadly missed.