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#914592 - 03/04/10 01:48 AM Tang Tang passed away 2010-02-28

We will miss our little boy. His name is Tang Tang. Tang means sugar and he lived up to his name. He is the sweetest sugar glider and friend ever. He refused to eat any living things like meal worms. He once came across a tiny roach. He picked it up with his mouth then quickly spit it out and ran away from it. He only crabbed 3 times in his life with us. Once when we introduced him to our parents. He was just a baby and got too much attention. The second time was when he climbed into my shoe and he did not like me shaking it a little to get him out. The last time was when we ate very spicy crawfish and he could smell it on our hands.

Tang Tang loved to run around. He would go to all his favorite spots in our little apartment. Sometimes he would curl up and go to sleep. If he was awake we could make the whistling noise and he would come out from where he was playing and jump on us. If he was alseep though he would not wake up at all.

When we could not find him last Sunday afternoon we thought that he must have found a place to sleep. We checked all the normal sleeping places, the ice cream cone box, his girlfriend's extra pouch on her cage, inside the soft old shoe, but he was no where to be found. I started to worry because we had not seen him for about 30 minutes and looked for another 30 minutes.

My wife said the last place she saw him was hopping into the kitchen and she thought he went over to the stove. We looked under the stove as it has a small cabinet but he was not in there. I wondered if he was hiding behind the oven and pulled it out slowly so not to crush him in case he was there but I did not see him.

That was when my wife noticed a small hole for the power cord to go into the oven. I got a screw driver and took off the small panel. I remembered thinking that there was no way he would get in there, but if he was I was afraid he was stuck.

Once I took off the panel my heart sank. His eyes were open and he was stiff. There was no movement. I shouted to my wife not to look. I cried like I have never cried before. I picked him up and cradled him in my arms. My wife and I held him for many hours just crying over him.

We did not know what to do. He is a joy in our lives and we felt that we killed him. We found a nice pet crematorium that comforted us a lot, Paws Memorial Service Paws Memorial Service. They do private cremations and once we got him back the next day we felt a bit calmer. I miss him terribly but we will always be together. I am thankful that I have so many people in my life that understands that Tang Tang is more than just a pet. He is an important part of my family. Just as they bond to us, we bond to them.

So I want to remind everyone that even if you think you have gliderproofed your home, there may still be tiny places you cannot see that they can hurt themselves in. Check your electrical appliances such as the stove or refrigerator. Make sure there are no holes or spaces they can get in. If there are seal them even if you don't let your glider into those areas. Don't leave gravity to keep your glider's cage closed, use a small clip to seal it down. I think most importantly, set a time each month to go over your gliderproof home. Things may have changed between the first time you did it or you missed something the first time.

It only takes a second and a simple oversight to take someone who we care about from this world. All things change and all things are not permanent except for the past. Are gliders are dependent on our humane care, lets not let them down.

#914601 - 03/04/10 03:27 AM Re: Tang Tang passed away 2010-02-28 [Re: ]
SweetGliders Offline
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Registered: 10/17/01
Posts: 2400
Loc: Tulsa, OK, USA
So Sorry to hear of your loss of Tang Tang, KeVien. Sending healing prayers & huggs your way. hug2 hug2 hug2

Glide Free Tang, Tang.
Anita heart

Owned by many Gliders & Cats + Wife to a Wonderful & Understanding Husband

#914604 - 03/04/10 03:52 AM Re: Tang Tang passed away 2010-02-28 [Re: SweetGliders]
suggiemom1980 Offline
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Registered: 03/05/07
Posts: 13744
Loc: Vincennes, IN, USA
KeVien, I am so very sorry for your loss. He sounds like a very special glider. Thank you, in your time of sadness, for coming here to warn others of the importance of glider-proofing their home and using clips on cages. Your advice, will save other gliders from such a tragedy.

Glide free, sweet Tang Tang :rbridge: over the rainbow bridge. You will always be loved, missed and remembered.

812-890-9734, 24/7 Emergencies/Joey issues


"The greater the challenge, the sweeter the reward"

"Glide free :rbridge: Silly "Ozball" Ozzie. You left us 11/21/12..way too soon. You're forever loved, remembered, missed."

#914607 - 03/04/10 04:00 AM Re: Tang Tang passed away 2010-02-28 [Re: suggiemom1980]
WintersSong Offline
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Registered: 10/26/09
Posts: 2294
Loc: NY
Glide free, Tang Tang.

"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." ~Anais Nin

#914632 - 03/04/10 06:35 AM Re: Tang Tang passed away 2010-02-28 [Re: WintersSong]
eterrell84 Offline
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Registered: 11/19/09
Posts: 3047
Loc: atkins arkansas
cry im so sorry! sweet dreams little Tang Tang
ejoy the rainbow bridge :rbridge: hug2 hug2 hug2 hug2
~ERIN~ momma to:ceasar(boxer),Chili(pug),Badcat(black cat) and Juliette(ragamuffin)~Apple:grey:and Archer:grey:and George Micheal:grey:Maybe:grey:and Jasper :wfb:,husband Jordan and daughter Azlyn!heart

#914651 - 03/04/10 07:44 AM Re: Tang Tang passed away 2010-02-28 [Re: ]

I am so sorry to read about little Tang Tang - you sound like your hart is breaking - try to think of all the fun times you and your wife had with him and that should ease your pain -

Fly free little Tang Tang :rbridge:

owned by

#914653 - 03/04/10 07:45 AM Re: Tang Tang passed away 2010-02-28 [Re: eterrell84]

I'm so sorry about your little Tang Tang!! frown

#914665 - 03/04/10 08:16 AM Re: Tang Tang passed away 2010-02-28 [Re: ]
Cora Offline
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Registered: 04/16/05
Posts: 6573
Loc: Kilgore, Texas
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#914669 - 03/04/10 08:28 AM Re: Tang Tang passed away 2010-02-28 [Re: ]
ozzi Offline
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Registered: 02/01/08
Posts: 3201
Loc: Sedona, AZ
I am so very sorry to hear of your loss of Tang Tang upset
Glide free little Tang Tang
gangel :rbridge: gangel
You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.....Unknown

Rest in Peace our little sweet friends that have crossed over the "Rainbow Bridge".
I miss you gangel Boo-Boo, Lucy, BJ, and Fivel gangel

#914684 - 03/04/10 09:02 AM Re: Tang Tang passed away 2010-02-28 [Re: ozzi]
Feather Online   gc/lgc

Registered: 01/19/08
Posts: 11943
Loc: Wisconsin
I am sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in your memories of Tang Tang.

Glide Free Little Tang Tang :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:

#914700 - 03/04/10 09:46 AM Re: Tang Tang passed away 2010-02-28 [Re: Feather]
victoriarose1982 Offline
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Registered: 08/01/09
Posts: 2135
Loc: Seattle, Washginton, USA
Glide free lil one you will be misses! :rbridge:
Home to now 13 lovely greys!2 mos, and 1 plat mo.:grey: Link, Zelda, Coffee, Crash, Sif, Lily, Thor, Loki, Damiana, Sammy, and Pollux :plat:
and a loving husband

Glide free Hope, Cayden, and Zoey

#914702 - 03/04/10 10:00 AM Re: Tang Tang passed away 2010-02-28 [Re: victoriarose1982]

Thank you for all the well wishes.

#914750 - 03/04/10 12:05 PM Re: Tang Tang passed away 2010-02-28 [Re: ]
SugarBlossoms Offline
Serious Glideritis

Registered: 02/23/06
Posts: 5830
Loc: USA
I am so sorry you lost your baby. Please do not blame yourselves! hug2
Keeper of Handprints on my Heart, You left your Footprints on my soul.
My precious loves that left to quickly, Peanut, Katie
Isabella, Kiwi, Bonnie and Monroe.

Spread your wings and glide free of pain,
Until the day I see you again.

God speed my precious angels. I love you. Mama.

#914961 - 03/04/10 09:12 PM Re: Tang Tang passed away 2010-02-28 [Re: SugarBlossoms]

So sorry you lost your sweet Tang Tang, he was a very special boy and he loved you as you him. Take care of yourselves and don't beat yourself up about it. Tang Tang taught you and many other sugar glider owners a very important lesson.

Glide Free Tang Tang...


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