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#1374601 - 07/22/14 06:15 PM My Sweet Jinxy - Terrible Sadness
ApacheOEM Offline
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Registered: 01/16/14
Posts: 25
Loc: Triad Area, North Carolina
My Sweet Jinxy.

Sunday was cleaning day – typically an enjoyable set of chores.  I clear the Suggie cages (one per couple) and hose them down out on the porch.  They all sleep through it, so, I've always just closed off the bathroom, make sure the toilet lid’s down, and hang their pouches from the shower curtain.  Same drill as always – they usually don’t even wake up. 

Jinx is the cute one and is about a third of the size of my other three; always engaging with tons of personality.  She is clearly my favorite and will not be denied once she is focused on something.  Well, apparently she decided that she was going to check out the stud, Jobu.  Jobu is gorgeous and is still “intact.”  I do not know how it happened, but, I went in to settle a ruckus and Jinx had been attacked, probably by Jobu’s much larger mate.  Jinx’ rear feet were a mess. She lost a full toe and at least two toe tips/nails - it almost looked like she had been burned.  She had also taken a bite to the nose, several to her tail, and seemingly to all of her foot pads.  It really could only have gone on for a few moments. I have never seen any animal so happy to see me when I ran in.

I held her that night for many hours while she cooed and stared - I thought lovingly - at me.  We know that gliders have lots of chirps, sounds, and songs that are easy to interpret.  These were different - they were like the "favorite food song," but deeper, like she wanted to be heard. She kept head rubbing my palm, just like a comforted cat. It was one of the saddest, but most beautiful times I’ve ever spent with a ‘pet.’ 

Her appetite was great that night and she was not bleeding, although I could did not really understand how/why. As of morning, she was acting like nothing even happened.  She was visibly limping and having some difficulty navigating her habitat (bars), but, her language told me that she was going to be okay. She was even running her wheel and interacting with her mate. It's going to sound odd, but I have a surveillance type camera that I use to watch them over the internet while at work - other than the understandable mobility issue, no behavior out of the ordinary for two full days. I never once thought that she was critically injured.

Today is Tuesday. I came home from work and my sweet Jinxy was on her back, lifeless at the base of her wheel. I feel so empty. I would have done anything for her. I *never* thought that this could happen. First, I put them together where the damage could be done to her. Then I did not think to seek veterinary help or to come to the good people of GliderCentral for advice. I've had so many different pets . . . few have touched my heart like Jinx did. I am so terribly, terribly sad.
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#1374604 - 07/22/14 06:25 PM Re: My Sweet Jinxy - Terrible Sadness [Re: ApacheOEM]
ApacheOEM Offline
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Registered: 01/16/14
Posts: 25
Loc: Triad Area, North Carolina
. . .

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Description: My sweet, sweet Jinxy . . .

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#1374606 - 07/22/14 06:35 PM Re: My Sweet Jinxy - Terrible Sadness [Re: ApacheOEM]
Feather Offline

Registered: 01/19/08
Posts: 11945
Loc: Wisconsin
I am very sorry for your loss. May you find comfort and peace in your memories of her.

Glide Free Little Jinxy :rbridge:
Feathers-Sweetie, Sklyar Blue, Mister Peanut, Big Mack & Ibo
Fur-Widget, Guinan, Mr. Spock, T'Mir, Micheal, Stevie, Cho & :bb: T'Pol, Elizabeth & Curzon :wfb: TY, TJ & T'Pring :rtmo: O'Ryan :leu:
Forever in my heart, Gizmo, Tucker and the rest of my babies over the :rbridge:

#1374611 - 07/22/14 06:57 PM Re: My Sweet Jinxy - Terrible Sadness [Re: Feather]
KarenE Offline

Registered: 03/25/00
Posts: 41158
Loc: LittleRock, AR USA
I am so very sorry, and I know the pain you are feeling. She was comforted being with you at the end hug2
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#1374621 - 07/22/14 09:00 PM Re: My Sweet Jinxy - Terrible Sadness [Re: ApacheOEM]
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Registered: 09/14/07
Posts: 20049
Loc: North Central Ohio
I'm so sorry to read this. Many hug2 to you.

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#1374637 - 07/23/14 08:29 AM Re: My Sweet Jinxy - Terrible Sadness [Re: ApacheOEM]
Ela11 Offline
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Registered: 01/08/14
Posts: 183
Loc: Alabama
I am soo sorry to read this! Jinxy looked like a very happy glider
:grey: Zucky

#1374647 - 07/23/14 10:06 AM Re: My Sweet Jinxy - Terrible Sadness [Re: ApacheOEM]
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Registered: 06/08/11
Posts: 7560
Loc: Long Island, NY
hug2 hug2

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#1374663 - 07/23/14 03:19 PM Re: My Sweet Jinxy - Terrible Sadness [Re: ApacheOEM]
ApacheOEM Offline
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Registered: 01/16/14
Posts: 25
Loc: Triad Area, North Carolina
Thanks for all of the kind words. I had to break this unfortunate news to my teenage daughters. I have a very lonely male (Felix) whose entire life has been spent with sweet Jinxy. Now I am thinking about treking to SGGA in Lexington this weekend just to see some potential mates.

I really appreciate you Guys!

Looking for a special female within driving distance of High Point, NC. - Rick
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#1374735 - 07/24/14 11:51 AM Re: My Sweet Jinxy - Terrible Sadness [Re: ApacheOEM]
JenK Offline
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Registered: 02/16/14
Posts: 170
Loc: Fort Myers, Florida
I am so sorry for your loss, it pains me to read these posts- but please know you and Jinxy are in my prayers.

Oscar & Olly
:bb: :grey:


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