My son would like me to let you know that our bird passed away on Friday. It has been an extremely difficult time, but we've had some good conversations.
We only had her for two weeks and she had to go to the vet twice during that time. The last time she was there for 4 days. We brought her home Thursday night, and we found her dead Friday morning. It has been harder than it needs to be because the pet store was exceptionally rude and made very unkind accusations. It's made the grieving process difficult, especially for me.
We loved that little bird and she had the sweetest personality. My 4-year-old is positive that Heavenly Father and Jesus are taking care of her and we'll get her back after the resurrection. He is very concerned, however, that Heavenly Father will be sad without her, even though He has millions of birds, so "we're going to share".
The son who owned Brittney was watching some of our church leaders talk when he started crying. He said that he understood then how Jesus had suffered for all our pain, that He even knew how it felt to have your pet die and "that Jesus knows how much I miss Brittney and how much it hurts." I'm so glad he has the Atonement to help him through the sadness.
We've decided not to get another bird for right now. We need some time.