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Today is a very sad day for me. I am one of those crazy people who do wild life rehab and today I lost my very first animal. Peek-A-Boo, my 4 month old little squirrel had a seizure last night and on the way to the vet this morning she passed away. I am going to miss her very much, she was a sweetheart. The vet is not sure what happened as there is not alot of research into squirrels, but what he thinks is she was born with a parasite which as the squirrel grows the parasite makes its way to her little brain. Once there they go down fast and she did. She was fine yesterday...but went in to get them ready for bed and that is when she had the seizure which lasted on and off for about 3 hours. I just wanted to release this sadness somewhere. Thanks for "listening"...
11-02-2005, 06:02 AM
Awwwwwwww, I'm so sorry. I know it must be very hard on you. I want to tell you that I think you are a very kind lady to rehab sick animals. I'm sure you get a lot of joy out of it, but it has to be very hard to let the animals go, or when they pass away. I'm sure you get very attached to them.
I'm a major animal lover too......I'm just very sorry.
11-02-2005, 06:29 AM
Ohhhh no so sorry to hear this. I know how excited you were to have her. Sending hugs.
Thanks guys...it really does help to hear support.
11-02-2005, 08:48 AM
((((((((hugs))))))) so sorry to hear that..... sending you out big hugs.
11-02-2005, 09:19 AM
((((((HUGS)))))) I am so sorry. :kissing:
11-02-2005, 11:26 AM
I'm so sorry, <<hugs>> martha
11-02-2005, 11:34 AM
I am so sorry to hear this Hugs.
11-02-2005, 11:49 AM
I'm also very sorry to hear this. I had a pet squirrel when i was little. he was my best bud so to speak. We always played together but one day my dad decided while i was gone to school to release him back into the wild because he was grown. I love babe so much there for a few weeks he would come down the tree just far enough to look at me to let me know he was okay then but wouldn't come all the way back down to me. i was so heartbroken then one day i came home from school to run out to the tree and he was gone. I guess he joined the other little squirrels and hopefully the rest of his life was a happy one.
I'm a huge animal lover. I feel your pain.
sending you hugs and prayers
Thanks Rhonda...she was very special to me...but I do still have Holly-she is my crazy squirrel who is a year old. Except for the hundreds of tiny scratches she inflicts on me cause she thinks I am a tree at times, she is very sweet and loving when she wants to be. I have raised and released about 30 squirrels to the wild and it is sad when they don't come around anymore for "Mommy" to feed them, but on the other hand it is a wonderful feeling knowing they are out there living life and being a squirrel. I do miss all of them. Thanks again to everyone and all their support.
11-05-2005, 02:07 AM
Oh Rhea, I just saw this, and I feel so bad for you!!! I too am a HUGE animal lover --all shapes and forms, and I love my squirrels and chipmunks!!! (I have tons of pictures of my resident yard squirrels). You definitely made a difference in this little one's life...think if she hadn't had you for as long as she did, you made her little world very nice and comfy and cozy!!! You had her for a reason!!
Lots of love and hugs you!!
11-05-2005, 02:53 AM
Awwww... I am SO sorry to hear about this. I am an animal lover too and I hate to hear these kinds of things. Sending BIG :grouphug:s and lots of love to help you get through this tough time...
Thanks for all your support... :grouphug:
11-07-2005, 04:18 PM
We buy black sunflower seeds in 50 lb bags to feed to our squirrels. They have a regular path across our roof and through the walnut trees in the yard to the feeders we have hanging from trees for them. We can get within six feet of some of them and it's tempting to try to tame them, but we know we shouldn't --- except if one got hurt, we'd take it to the vet pronto.
I really admire you for what you're doing. I know it must be very hard to turn them loose after caring for them.
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