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#25805 - 08/30/04 06:25 PM Just another nameless breeding glider.
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Today was a dark day for me...but I want to start at the beginning

About 2 to 3 years ago when I was just starting out with breeding my gliders I bought a female that was told to me to be a "Good breeder". A trick of "bad" breeders is to sell an old animal as young or still in it's prime. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ohwell.gif" alt="" /> After I got this female home and had her for awhile...it seemed to me she was older then they lead me to believe. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/nixweiss.gif" alt="" />

Her history. Very little is known. What I do know is for some years she was kept in a cage stacked on top of each other. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shakehead.gif" alt="" /> Then the people got tired of Gliders and sold out their breeders. She spent the next 2 to 4 years in a smelly barn. Then she came to me.

At first she was not right. I mean she didn't act like a glider. After eating she would sit and stare straight out. No movement. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/nixweiss.gif" alt="" /> Like a zomby. I began to realize that she never had toys or a wheel. She never got to play. It took 3 months before she started to try the wheel. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/upset.gif" alt="" /> Oh! I did try to get her to run on the wheel. But she would just sit there with that blank look on her face. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shakehead.gif" alt="" /> It was around 3 months I saw her go to the wheel and take 5 walking steps. Then she would go back to sitting. But she was coming out of her shell. At this time she started to look around more than stare. By the time a year was up she was using the wheel and toys. She also slim down. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

Today I have had her about 2 and a half years to three. But I noticed in the pass few weeks she was slowing down. Today she was in a bad way. I rushed her to the vets. He could tell right off she was old. He said at least 7 years more than likely over ten. Her body was giving out. Her heart was weak, her liver was inlarged, and her eyes where cloudy. Nothing to do for her. She was old and dying. I had her put to sleep.

She was "just another nameless breeder glider" But not ture!!If she would of stayed where she was at she would of died and been thrown away. BUT! She had a name!

I want you to remember "Chubby" Chubby died in my hands today. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/upset.gif" alt="" /> I pet her head and kept saying "You're a good girl" as she went to sleep. Chubby did have joeys in the past. So tonight Give an extra kiss to your little angel, and remember Chubby. For you just might be kissing one of her children or grand-child...or great-grandchild. Chubby never had a joey for me but I cared for her just as much as anyother glider.

One last word...
"Chubby was NOT a good breeder glider, she was just a GOOD glider!"

Bitsy

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#25806 - 08/30/04 06:57 PM Re: Just another nameless breeding glider. [Re: ]
Anonymous
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It's always hard to lose a friend. Your words were powerful enough to make me cry. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crying.gif" alt="" /> I don't cry much, but reading this post did me in. I always say friend instead of pet because I NEVER think of any animal as a "pet". You can always get another pet, but you can NEVER replace a friend. That is what you lost today, and that makes today a sad day. But cheer up, because one day, we'll join all our friends again. While we are still here, we need to keep making a difference like you did! Keep up the good work! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/gliderangel.gif" alt="" />

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#25807 - 08/30/04 07:51 PM Re: Just another nameless breeding glider. [Re: ]
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I'm so sorry for your loss. It matters not that she was old, but that she loved you and vice versa. She was your baby, to me it's the same as a friend. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crying.gif" alt="" />

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#25808 - 08/30/04 07:55 PM Re: Just another nameless breeding glider. [Re: ]
Anonymous
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Your story touched me. (tears) Thank you for giving Chubby love. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" />

~Lynn

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#25809 - 08/30/04 08:27 PM Re: Just another nameless breeding glider. [Re: ]
Anonymous
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I also was moved to tears. Sorry for your loss. I am glad she had you to finish her life with. My thoughts are with you.

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#25810 - 08/30/04 09:14 PM Re: Just another nameless breeding glider. [Re: ]
SarahW Offline
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Registered: 01/10/04
Posts: 542
Loc: Norman, OK
Oh, if only breeding mills were illegal! I am happy for Chubby, that she got to live her last years in happiness; that she did get to know the loving touch of a responsible and caring owner. It breaks my heart to hear about breeding mills... My boyfriend's parents have a Cavalier King Charles spaniel that was a breeder for ten year or so. She's old now, still scared of new people at first, incontinent and on meds after years of breeding and presumed other abuses. But she is a good dog. If you show her a kind turn she will timidly approach you for more affection. It is so sweet and yet so heartbreaking. Thank you, Bitsy, for caring enough to take Chubby in, for loving her, and for sharing her story.

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#25811 - 08/30/04 10:08 PM Re: Just another nameless breeding glider. [Re: ]
Anonymous
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Boy, there is so much that could be said but as tears are running down my cheeks, I just want to say...that Chubby finally got the love she deserved. I can't help but think she's looking down on you now with a heart full of love for you!!

Hugs coming your way!!!!
<img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" />

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#25812 - 08/31/04 01:20 AM Re: Just another nameless breeding glider. [Re: Izzyandrileysmom]
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<img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/gliderangel.gif" alt="" /> [:"magenta"]i am sitting here bawling, too. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crying.gif" alt="" /> it is comforting (at least for me) to know that she did learn to play, and that she finally did learn what love feels like. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/gliderangel.gif" alt="" /> i am so sorry for your loss. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" />[/]

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#25813 - 08/31/04 03:02 AM Re: Just another nameless breeding glider. [Re: ]
Anonymous
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it is absolutely amazing what you did for that little girl. She needed someone with lots of patience and love and it sounds like you took wonderful care of her. Kudos to you for making the rest of her life as good as it was. And many, many hugs to you. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> I am so sorry for your loss and I feel for you completely. Take care hun. Everything will be ok.

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#25814 - 08/31/04 06:41 AM Re: Just another nameless breeding glider. [Re: ]
Anonymous
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<img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crying.gif" alt="" /> I am glad that Chubby got to see what true love was. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" />
Angie

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#25815 - 08/31/04 08:46 AM Re: Just another nameless breeding glider. [Re: ]
Srlb Offline
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Registered: 10/30/03
Posts: 16745
Loc: St. Johns, Florida
<img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crying.gif" alt="" /> I too was brought to tears over the story of you and Chubby. May she rest in peace and may you find comfort in knowing that in the end, SHE KNEW and got to experience what love was all about. I am glad the two of you were placed with one another.

I am so sorry for your loss. May your pain be lessened knowing that Chubby is happily glidin and waiting for you at the Rainbow Bridge. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" />
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#25816 - 08/31/04 09:24 AM Re: Just another nameless breeding glider. [Re: ]
Anonymous
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My heart goes out to you on the loss of Chubby. Taking an older rescue in can be heart-breaking but also has many rewards as you know. As others have said, at least Chubby learned to know what love was in her final years and you were the one to offer her that most precious gift. So never forget what the power of your love did for Chubby and that you now have a special little <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/gliderangel.gif" alt="" /> watching/waiting for you on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge.

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#25817 - 08/31/04 09:33 AM Re: Just another nameless breeding glider. [Re: ]
Carrie T Offline
Glider Addict

Registered: 06/10/01
Posts: 4049
Loc: Doniphan Mo
What a touching story, I'm so sorry for your loss of Chubby. I'm sure she is looking down on you with lots of love too. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/heartpump.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/heartpump.gif" alt="" />

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#25818 - 08/31/04 10:16 PM Re: Just another nameless breeding glider. [Re: ]
Anonymous
Unregistered


Thank you all <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> I didn't know her story would touch people the way it did. I guess because I'm not only sad but angry. I didn't want her passing to go without "Someone" knowing "She was HERE!" Her life was not good. She should (as all animals) have been loved from day one. Don't praise me! I didn't do really anything for her that was great. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/nixweiss.gif" alt="" /> I just did the basic. Good food, toys, and a kind word, with a scratch on the head now and then. Also I don't know if I made this clear, but she had no name until she came to me. Anyway...I just don't want her to pass from this word to the next without anyone knowing she was here! She had a name! And she knew how to love! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/muchlove.gif" alt="" /> Thanks again for your support. I know Chubby would of love it too.

Bitsy

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#25819 - 09/01/04 12:48 AM Re: Just another nameless breeding glider. [Re: ]
Anonymous
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Thank goodness Chubby was rescued by you; you showed her that the world was not all bad. sounds like you really reached out to her with genuine love and affection. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/heartpump.gif" alt="" />

Chubby will be remembered; I'm so sorry that you and Chubby did not have more time together. You are an angel.

I've already spent time with my babies tonight, but I have tears streaming down my face and am going to go give them all another kiss and hug goodnight...in memory of Chubby.

<img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" />

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#25820 - 09/08/04 09:13 AM Re: Just another nameless breeding glider. [Re: ]
Anonymous
Unregistered


I'm glad on what you did to Chubby. Others have obviously neglected her and yet you cared for her. Basic care was surely unavailable for her for a major part of her life. Thank goodness she went to you, even for just a part of her life.

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#25821 - 09/12/04 10:52 PM Re: Just another nameless breeding glider. [Re: ]
Anonymous
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It matters not that a man had a great life or accomplished miraculous things if the most basic, most needed affection for another living being, whether it is man or beast was never realized. A life's story without love is not worth anything. You showed Chubby more than you know. Most people don't show each other the devotion you gave her. I am sorry for your loss. Chubby may not have been able to tell you, but you showed a courage and kindness that meant everything to her. Brightest blessings to you!

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