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#579183 - 06/29/08 02:32 PM Please Be Careful When Washing!!
Sabarika Offline
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Registered: 09/05/07
Posts: 1712
Loc: nKY
PLEASE remember to always check to make sure every glider is accounted for when doing laundry!

I had quite the scare today when I took the toys and bedding out of the reptarium where the girls are kept. I checked the nest box that they sleep in and thought I saw 2 tails, so I took the laundry basket with their fleecey vine, one pouch, bedding blanket, and sugar bender in it to the washing machine. I checked the blanket for any lost gliders and put it in the washer, and when I grabbed the fleecey vine Saccharin came falling out of it! I snatched her up and put her in my shirt, she was no worse for wear, but PLEASE check everything before you wash!! I'd have never forgiven myself if I had just dumped their bedding in the washer instead of checking each item individually! I ran upstairs and double checked that they were both in their box before finishing.. what a scare!

Be careful!!!
Cash :rtmo: cloud9 :rtmo: Xpense

#579187 - 06/29/08 02:43 PM Re: Please Be Careful When Washing!! [Re: Sabarika]

I bet that did scare you! Im washing today!

#579210 - 06/29/08 03:11 PM Re: Please Be Careful When Washing!! [Re: ]
pappy1264 Offline
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Registered: 08/31/06
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Loc: MA
I am sure you were scared! That could have had a very bad ending! Thank goodness you saw her! They keep us on our toes, don't they!!
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#579242 - 06/29/08 04:05 PM Re: Please Be Careful When Washing!! [Re: pappy1264]
LSardou Offline
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Registered: 03/01/06
Posts: 21060
Loc: Kansas
hug2 Thank goodness you were careful with checking everything first. Thank you for the warning and advice! I am so happy to hear that she is ok..... hug2

#579245 - 06/29/08 04:10 PM Re: Please Be Careful When Washing!! [Re: LSardou]
hipbchik Offline
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Registered: 02/16/04
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Thank you for such an important reminder...glad your story had a happy ending!

"Your mind is the birthplace of ingenuity and then you need your heart as the Mediator..." ~Lil C

#579261 - 06/29/08 04:36 PM Re: Please Be Careful When Washing!! [Re: hipbchik]

Glad to hear shes ok.

#579310 - 06/29/08 05:44 PM Re: Please Be Careful When Washing!! [Re: ]
glidergrl1513 Offline
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Registered: 12/21/03
Posts: 5725
Loc: Upstate NY
hug2 I'm so glad you found her! How scary.

I'm so.. paranoid, you could say, about the laundry. I check as I'm putting it in the hamper, check the washer before I put anything in, then every piece of laundry, and then again as I'm putting it in the dryer. I've never had an accident but the thought scares me to death!

#579564 - 06/29/08 10:45 PM Re: Please Be Careful When Washing!! [Re: glidergrl1513]

I'm gonna make a poster and post it over my washer!! Thank you for letting everyone know!

#579980 - 06/30/08 02:34 PM Re: Please Be Careful When Washing!! [Re: ]
Sabarika Offline
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Registered: 09/05/07
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Loc: nKY
No problem, I'm so grateful nothing happened! Saccharin was pretty mad at me, though, for just shoving her down my shirt and running up the stairs.
Now I check everything before it leaves the room, and again at the machines!
Cash :rtmo: cloud9 :rtmo: Xpense

#579992 - 06/30/08 02:51 PM Re: Please Be Careful When Washing!! [Re: Sabarika]

YYYYYYYYYIKES!!! What a scare! My heart is beating a little faster just reading that, I can't imagine being in your shoes!!

#580001 - 06/30/08 03:05 PM Re: Please Be Careful When Washing!! [Re: ]
thefotokat Offline
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Registered: 06/23/06
Posts: 1360
Loc: Ft. Pierce, FL
To see me washing the glider laundry you'd think I have a serious case of OCD. I check everything as I take it from the cage, put it in the hamper, and put it in the washer. I can only imagine how you felt seeing him tumble out.
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#580004 - 06/30/08 03:10 PM Re: Please Be Careful When Washing!! [Re: ]
Jennifer_Maaske Offline
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Registered: 03/05/07
Posts: 2124
Loc: Conroe TX
a few years ago I had a similar incident.

I had a pair with joeys.

went to hose down the cage outside. so I took out the sleeping pouch and looked inside, I saw mom and dad. it was the middle of the day and the babies were to young to be venturing out yet (so I thought)

so, i turned the hose on and heard a a coconut was a baby. He didn't get wet but gave me a scare of a lifetime.

I now do baby counts before hose downs.
Jennifer Maaske
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