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Remembering the death of our first pet

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It started with the flutter of a wing and a diminutive chirp.

Just like that, the baby budgie - sprouting tufts of cerulean-blue feathers - became our family's first pet.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 08, 2022, with the headline Remembering the death of our first pet. Subscribe