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#68022 - 11/11/05 09:53 AM Abby is gone
kb2e Offline
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Registered: 01/21/00
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Loc: Willard, Mo. USA
God, I hate having to come to this forum!

Abby has been my bra baby for over 4 years and has gone everywhere with me. NEVER in all that time has she left my person when outside. Wednesday evening (after dark), as we where getting out of the car at home after work, she did. Normally, I would just stand still, and she'd be right back on my leg and going up my body. BUT the dog comes running up to us, thru all those nice crackly leaves, and Abby is gone like a streak of lightning. I haven't seen her since. The temp got low enough that there was a frost that night. Altho my husband and I both went out and called, she didn't come and didn't make any noise we could hear. As if the dog wasn't bad enough, I heard an owl very close at the same time. We left the bedroom window open, hoping that Buddy would bark and call her back in, but no sign of her.
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#68023 - 11/11/05 10:07 AM Re: Abby is gone [Re: ]
Badgersmommy Offline
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Registered: 04/30/05
Posts: 1382
Loc: Kentucky
Oh Lord!! I am SO SORRY TO HEAR THIS! *TEARS*
Try hanging her pouch with blankies on the window. Make a recording of glider sounds...keep playing it? Hang an owl wind sock in any trees or pie pans to scare off owls. God, I just don't know what to say! I'm praying your baby comes home safe! (((HUGS)))
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#68024 - 11/11/05 10:09 AM Re: Abby is gone [Re: ]
Badgersmommy Offline
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Registered: 04/30/05
Posts: 1382
Loc: Kentucky
OH! Check any holes in the trees you can find..that's natural for them to go to in the wild, maybe instinct kicked in!
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#68025 - 11/11/05 12:56 PM Re: Abby is gone [Re: ]
glidrz5 Offline
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Registered: 06/13/01
Posts: 7297
Loc: Quincy, IL
Oh, Kathy, I'm so sorry. I'm praying that she was snuggled up safe in a tree last night and will come home soon. (((hugs)))
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#68026 - 11/11/05 01:05 PM Re: Abby is gone [Re: ]
Badgersmommy Offline
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Registered: 04/30/05
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Loc: Kentucky
Okay, maybe this is a silly idea..I would try this ...get a bunch of HUGE mealies and string them up in places YOU can reach. I lose it if one even touches me...but this is an emergency! Thread a needle and string em up!! They LOVE mealies...still thinking...
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#68027 - 11/11/05 01:07 PM Re: Abby is gone [Re: ]
Badgersmommy Offline
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Registered: 04/30/05
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Loc: Kentucky
Might want to check into any nests in your trees too...might have snuggled up in one! Look under anything "warm"...and re-check the house..someone on here lost there glider and it came home a few days later and was in the house <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
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#68028 - 11/11/05 01:28 PM Re: Abby is gone [Re: ]
Carrie T Offline
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Registered: 06/10/01
Posts: 4049
Loc: Doniphan Mo
Kathy, I'm so sorry I just don't know what to say. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Buddy. Please let me know if there is anything I can do. <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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#68029 - 11/11/05 02:43 PM Re: Abby is gone [Re: ]
KarenE Offline
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Registered: 03/25/00
Posts: 41379
Loc: LittleRock, AR USA
[:"blue"] Kathy,
I am so sorry. Please don't give up yet. We're all praying. [/]
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#68030 - 11/11/05 03:58 PM Re: Abby is gone [Re: ]
Lucy Offline
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Registered: 02/14/01
Posts: 7354
Loc: Lexington, KY
Ditto - don't give up hope yet. You know what to do -- leave scented pouches and goodies out, take Buddy out and let him click for her, play the recordings of glider noises, etc. You'll have some sleepless nights, but a day and a half just seems WAY too soon to give up hope. My guess is that she's found a warm tree to curl up in at night, and may just go into torpor when it gets really cold.

My prayers and hopes are added to the others, Kathy -- know we love you!
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#68031 - 11/11/05 04:10 PM Re: Abby is gone [Re: ]
Carrie T Offline
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Registered: 06/10/01
Posts: 4049
Loc: Doniphan Mo
What great advice, I didn't think about torpor. Don't give up Kathy. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" />

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#68032 - 11/11/05 04:11 PM Re: Abby is gone [Re: ]
kb2e Offline
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Registered: 01/21/00
Posts: 2242
Loc: Willard, Mo. USA
After 2 nights of freezing temps, no food/water, she couldn't get back, would be too weak. If we had heard anything at all the first night, I would have hope, but not now. As for checking nests, I can't climb 50ft trees to check anything like that. Hubby and I both at different times went out to talk to her for hours the first night and several times last night. I really don't think it would be realistic to hope she survived this long.
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#68033 - 11/11/05 05:14 PM Re: Abby is gone [Re: ]
Badgersmommy Offline
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Registered: 04/30/05
Posts: 1382
Loc: Kentucky
What's torpor? Like a hibernation temp thing? ...
Kathy..please don't give up yet. It gets cold in their native land too...instinct is still with them no matter. Still praying for her safe return (((HUGS)))
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#68034 - 11/12/05 10:15 PM Re: Abby is gone [Re: ]
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That's so very sad! (tears) maybe she's still alive, as far as 50ft trees if ya try some of the above advised it's worth a try, i guess whenever i took mine with me,anywhere i would put him in his pouch and know i can keep him from getting loose. But i'm wishing you the best of luck!

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#68035 - 11/12/05 11:41 PM Re: Abby is gone [Re: ]
Karin Offline
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Registered: 09/06/01
Posts: 11583
Loc: Sycamore Illinois
O my gosh Kathy...I am so sorry. Not giving up hope yet for you both though...just can't do it. Hugs and prayers, hang in there <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" />.

Karin
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#68036 - 11/12/05 11:52 PM Re: Abby is gone [Re: ]
Anonymous
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Oh, I am so very sorry to read this post, and I'd be just beside myself. I have lots of trees around my house, and I can only imagine how I would feel - lost. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" /> I think the advice you have above is good... place the pouches... maybe an extra cage full of her goodies... and like Lucy said, if you can get a recording of her pal's calls, that might draw her in. You just never know. She could have made a nice nest in the opening of a tree and hidden herself away. I hope and I pray that she comes home to you! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" />

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#68037 - 11/13/05 01:14 PM Re: Abby is gone [Re: ]
kb2e Offline
Glider Slave

Registered: 01/21/00
Posts: 2242
Loc: Willard, Mo. USA
It's been 4 nights now, and not a single sign of her. Food not touched, and no sounds. I went out last night again, to the sheds and all around the yard with no luck. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/upset.gif" alt="" />

Mods: I think this needs to go to the Real Stories forum
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#68038 - 11/13/05 08:19 PM Re: Abby is gone [Re: ]
KarenE Offline
Owner

Registered: 03/25/00
Posts: 41379
Loc: LittleRock, AR USA
[:"blue"] Oh, Kathy, I just don't want to do this, but with a sad heart for both you and Abby I will honor your wishes.

Nothing would give me more pleasure than to move it back.

Sweet sweet Abby. Wherever you are, you are surrounded by not only Kathy's love but the love of all her friends. [/]
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#68039 - 11/17/05 03:54 AM Re: Abby is gone [Re: ]
Judie Offline
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Registered: 10/25/01
Posts: 9173
Loc: Edwardsville, Kansas 66113
Oh, Kathy. I have not been on the board much lately. I just happened to see this post in Real Stories... with your sig and Abby's name. I am so sad for you... as well as for Buddy. I do hope she comes home soon. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crying.gif" alt="" />
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#68040 - 11/17/05 09:55 AM Re: Abby is gone [Re: ]
Sheila Offline
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Registered: 02/05/00
Posts: 5363
Loc: Ok
Kathy, I am so sorry. I know you are heart broken. Our best hope is that someone found her who has a love for her like you do.
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#68041 - 11/17/05 10:36 AM Re: Abby is gone [Re: ]
Badgersmommy Offline
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Registered: 04/30/05
Posts: 1382
Loc: Kentucky
<img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" /> I can't help think about our dog that got away...he came home ..after a neighboring farmer spotted him..at someone elses house. We didn't know the man, but had gone door to door with pictures ...2 mos. later, we got our dog back. He had been dognapped. I pray someone found her and is enthralled with her and loves her too. ..maybe they will look for the owner. Children sometimes find little animals and take them home. I did that when I was little. My parents were older and certainly would have thought it was a little wild animal, taken it to the vet to see what to feed it and all and let me keep it, never thinking it was a pet. Honestly, until I heard of gliders..I never would have thought about them being a pet if I'd found one even a year ago. ...Praying for you and Buddy and still that she comes home someday.
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#68042 - 11/18/05 11:12 AM Re: Abby is gone [Re: ]
kb2e Offline
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Registered: 01/21/00
Posts: 2242
Loc: Willard, Mo. USA
I have given up any hope of finding her. With the cold and the owl in the yard at the time she took off, I don't think she made it thru the first night. With us out there calling her for hours, if she were close, she would have come to us.
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#68043 - 11/18/05 11:02 PM Re: Abby is gone [Re: ]
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i am so sorry, don't give up hope. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" />

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#68044 - 11/19/05 07:14 PM Re: Abby is gone [Re: ]
Anmaw Offline
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Registered: 08/03/05
Posts: 659
Loc: Hernando, MS - USA
Kathy,
I am so sorry Abby hasn't shown up. I was so hoping she would come home. I know you miss her.
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#68045 - 11/21/05 01:26 AM Re: Abby is gone [Re: ]
Judie Offline
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Registered: 10/25/01
Posts: 9173
Loc: Edwardsville, Kansas 66113
<img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crying.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crying.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crying.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crying.gif" alt="" />
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#68046 - 11/21/05 02:17 AM Re: Abby is gone [Re: ]
Dancing Offline
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Registered: 09/10/04
Posts: 22746
Loc: 80 acres of paradise in KS
I am so sorry about Abby. I so understand the loss. My KoKo went on walk about and sadly, never returned. You have my sincere sorrows and prayers for you and Buddy.
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#68047 - 11/21/05 05:09 AM Re: Abby is gone [Re: ]
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I feel so sad for your loss! My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you but I will still pray for the miracle of her return.

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#68048 - 11/22/05 09:08 AM Re: Abby is gone [Re: ]
Srlb Offline
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Registered: 10/30/03
Posts: 16757
Loc: St. Johns, Florida
Kathy, I am so sorry to hear this, I know how much you love your gliders. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you my friend. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crying.gif" alt="" />
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#68049 - 12/07/05 02:28 PM Re: Abby is gone [Re: ]
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Kathy, oh my goodness, not Abby! I am so sorry this happened. My sincere thoughts and prayers are with you, Kathy. Many hugs are sent 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="" />


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