She wasn't a bird, but she lived along side our bird for many years. Millenium our black cat of 17 years was given peace yesterday. she had a long healthy life until the last 6 months where age creeped in with a vengeance. She went from 17 lbs to 3 lbs from a continued sinus infection that would not go away no matter what antibiotic we tried. She was loving and purring till the end. She went peacefully while held in my daughters arms. Ive heard that animals seem to say thank you when allowed to go with dignity. I don't know if she did, but I do know she looked comfortable for the first time in many months. Run free Millie.