I have posted before about my wonderful white homing pigeon that I have had for years- first rescued out of a dog's waterbowl after a bad storm and raised with love. My outdoor companion- even survived a hawk snatch n grab before. She used to sit on chicken eggs, and fell in love with one of my hens.. I bought her a companion from Mary of Exeter- a young male Satinette.... well, she was sitting on two infertile eggs and he was sharing the duties. He just grew back in his flight feathers so he and she would spend hours in the branch of my tree or flying from the tree to the garage roof to the coop... *sigh* I dont know what happened to her. She appeared to have a stroke. One side of her body was paralyzed. She didnt appear to be egg-bound- but I gave her an injection of calcium gluconate just in case..and waited. I did not want to put her down. Well, I made her suffer long enough- and this morning I let her go. She was truly suffering- no beautiful bird should be grounded like that, unable to even walk. It sucks. My lovely male is searching for her now. Flying right at my face, actually- clumsy flier that he is. Right at my face, to the coop, to the garage, back right at me. I know what he wants. He wants his partner back. His friend. I am very sad.