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#924285 - 03/29/10 09:06 AM Shy is gone

Yesterday I had to finish going to get the rest of my gliders from my soon to be ex's house. Shy hasn't been feeling well for awhile. Besides being blind, she had developed mega-colon. We had been making sure she got the extra fluids she needed and made sure that she ate before the others, plus we had been giving her Nutri-Cal to make sure she put on extra weight.

Well last night my escape artist did it again, we woke up to them on top of the closet door. How they made it from our very back room to our bedroom is a mystery in itself. But when I went to put them back in their cage and tie it off I noticed one of the girls was missing and that it happened to be Shy. I kept looking in t5heir cage and noticed something didn't look right with the food plate. When I looked closer, I realized it was Shy and she was laying in the HPW.

I've only ever lost one glider before and I thought then my heart was broken. But Shy was my first, and I'll admit my favorite. She never crabbed, never bit (or if she did it was always a nibble,) and she had the sweetest disposition. I'll never be able to replace her and I miss her more than I can say. I hope wherever she may be she's happy, healthy and gliding free. May the lady watch over her until I can see her again. Goodbye sweet one and know that I loved you more than I can ever say. gangel cry

#924287 - 03/29/10 09:22 AM Re: Shy is gone [Re: ]
ozzi Offline
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Registered: 02/01/08
Posts: 3201
Loc: Sedona, AZ
cry I am so sorry for your loss of Shy. We really need some breaking hearts added to the emotions cry
Glide free Shy 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

#924290 - 03/29/10 09:25 AM Re: Shy is gone [Re: ozzi]

So sorry for your loss.

#924295 - 03/29/10 09:36 AM Re: Shy is gone [Re: ]
DCMuffin Offline
Glideritis Anonymous

Registered: 03/21/10
Posts: 28208
Loc: Washington D.C. Metro Area
So sorry to hear's a sad day. :-(
Aimee & The Monkeys

#924300 - 03/29/10 09:41 AM Re: Shy is gone [Re: DCMuffin]
Feather Offline

Registered: 01/19/08
Posts: 12403
Loc: Wisconsin
I am sorry for your loss. Find comfort in the many memories you have of Shy.

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

#924306 - 03/29/10 09:48 AM Re: Shy is gone [Re: Feather]
DavidW Offline
Glider Lover

Registered: 01/02/09
Posts: 343
Loc: Katy, TX
Sad to say it always happens to our favorite ones. cry
:rbridge: Eva 10-5-2009 & Nicodemus 11-15-2009

Glide free guys I miss you and will be with you again someday

I make glider safe wheels

#924310 - 03/29/10 09:52 AM Re: Shy is gone [Re: Feather]
SariYappa Offline
Serious Glideritis

Registered: 05/11/08
Posts: 5997
Loc: Upstate, SC
Andi! cry

I am so sorry about Shy. I can't even begin to imagine what it's like... I don't know what I would do when Sugar (or any of my trio) isn't there for me tomorrow...

I am here for you, even if you just need a shoulder to cry on!
hug2 hug2

Glide free Shy :rbridge:
*Whatever I said, I said it with a Smile*

wave Sari


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#924312 - 03/29/10 10:00 AM Re: Shy is gone [Re: SariYappa]
Gizmogirl Offline
Glideritis Anonymous

Registered: 07/31/09
Posts: 13454
Loc: South Africa
I am sorry for your loss. Glide free little Shy.
Casper & Liezl
:grey:Gizzy, Boesman, Muchu, Kiamon, Sky & Boog:grey:
A glider's eyes have the power to speak a great language

RIP Sugar 2009 & Kaida 2013

#924318 - 03/29/10 10:14 AM Re: Shy is gone [Re: Gizmogirl]
LSardou Offline
Glideritis Anonymous

Registered: 03/01/06
Posts: 21060
Loc: Kansas
cry Andi, I am so so sorry for your loss of Shy. Even though I never had the pleasure of meeting her in person, I still have always felt s specialness towards her. She truly knew and will always know how much she was loved, and will be missed until you meet again.

Glide Free Precious Baby. :rbridge: heart

#924328 - 03/29/10 10:31 AM Re: Shy is gone [Re: LSardou]
Sherri Offline
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Registered: 11/02/06
Posts: 3826
Loc: Big Sandy TN
Andi, I am so sorry to hear about Shy. Many hugs coming your way. Glide free sweet Shy.

Forever home to a wide variety of animals, domestic, farm and exotic.
My passion is my little suggie sweethearts! 731-441-9814

#924333 - 03/29/10 10:37 AM Re: Shy is gone [Re: Sherri]
hwh4ev Offline
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Registered: 12/03/08
Posts: 2836
Loc: roseville, mi
so sorry to hear of shy's passing. she sounded like she was
a real trouper.

take care,
nancy in detroit
nancy in roseville (formerly in detroit)

#924344 - 03/29/10 10:48 AM Re: Shy is gone [Re: hwh4ev]

I am sorry for the loss of your special friend, think of the happy memories of her, to get you threw this sad time. You will be in our thoughts.

#924353 - 03/29/10 11:03 AM Re: Shy is gone [Re: ]
victoriarose1982 Offline
Glider Slave

Registered: 08/01/09
Posts: 2135
Loc: Seattle, Washginton, USA
I am so sorry for you loss. Glide free little one.
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

#924446 - 03/29/10 01:42 PM Re: Shy is gone [Re: victoriarose1982]

I'm so sorry!! frown

#924496 - 03/29/10 02:23 PM Re: Shy is gone [Re: ]

I am so sorry Shy had to leave you - There is never any way you can replace an animal that has gone :rbridge: - for that matter, there is never a way to replace an animal that you may have had to rehome - believe me, I know - Shy is now healthy and happy and will be waiting for you when you pass also

owned by

#924511 - 03/29/10 02:49 PM Re: Shy is gone [Re: ]
DirtyPaws Offline
Glider Slave

Registered: 09/26/08
Posts: 1823
Loc: Wichita Falls, Texas
How very sad cry

I was just recently learning more about mega-colon in gliders. I had no idea you had one.


(I wonder if the others were coming to get you to tell you.)
~~~ Crystal ~~~

Dot Dot heart Woobie heart Isabella heart Beetlejuice

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heart Taaska & Sadie ~ Teddy Bear Doodle & Sasha

heart Tiki, MoJo, Ruckus, Napoleon

#924539 - 03/29/10 03:16 PM Re: Shy is gone [Re: DirtyPaws]

hug2 Sorry for your loss. hug2

#924608 - 03/29/10 05:47 PM Re: Shy is gone [Re: ]
SugarPaws Offline
Glider Lover

Registered: 01/23/08
Posts: 512
Loc: Illinois
I am so so sorry to hear about Shy. My heart broke when I read this post. I know you are hurting, but know she is in a better place. I'm so very very sorry for your loss. frown

:rbridge: Snuggles
:rbridge: CiCi

#924732 - 03/29/10 09:53 PM Re: Shy is gone [Re: SugarPaws]
SweetGliders Offline
Glider Slave

Registered: 10/17/01
Posts: 2400
Loc: Tulsa, OK, USA
Andi, I can't believe I am reading this. I am so sorry sweetie. Please know that our words can't heal your pain and believe me I have been there where you are, it's very hard to let go. Just remember Shy knew how much she was loved by you while in your care and that you made all those days for her very special. She will always be with you in your heart and she is now gliding pain free and playing with all of our babies who have come to greet her at the rainbow bridge. Sending healing hugs your way. hug2 hug2 hug2 hug2 hug2 hug2 hug2 hug2 hug2
Anita heart

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

#925167 - 03/30/10 11:23 PM Re: Shy is gone [Re: SweetGliders]

Thanks everyone, I really appreciate it. I know I should feel better for her (she's no longer in any pain,) but it is so hard to not miss her. Her cage mates didn't eat much last night or the night before, so tonight I gave them all of their favorites. Hopefully tomorrow their plate will be clean.

I'm still waiting on necropsy results, I didn't think to ask how long it may take, but I have a friend who is a vet and she was asking if I was sure I wanted to know what exactly it was that killed her (she's just worried about me.)

But Crystal I thought about that too. It was funny how both of her cagemates came right to my room as though to tell me something was wrong. I swear we don't give them enough credit sometimes.

#925205 - 03/31/10 02:27 AM Re: Shy is gone [Re: ]
BindiAndScrubbie Offline
Glider Slave

Registered: 11/20/08
Posts: 1837
Loc: Florida
Oh Andi, I'm so sorry. upset

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy - Anne Frank

#925206 - 03/31/10 02:31 AM Re: Shy is gone [Re: BindiAndScrubbie]
WintersSong Offline
Glider Slave

Registered: 10/26/09
Posts: 2294
Loc: NY
So sorry to hear of your loss. :/

May Shy be spoiled rotten over the rainbow bridge, with all the mealies, yoggies, and other yummies that she can imagine. And all the room in the world to glide, with all the other gliders there.

"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

#926001 - 04/02/10 11:12 AM Re: Shy is gone [Re: WintersSong]

I am sorry for your loss! It is so hard to lose any of our fuzzy ones, but especially after all your loving efforts to keep her comfortable the loss is devastating. It sounds like she was a lucky little glider to have you looking after her until it was her time!

#927100 - 04/06/10 08:56 AM Re: Shy is gone [Re: ]

Well I got back the results of the Necropsy. It looks as though she died from her Colon, it had backed up quit a bit. She's now been sent for her histopathology so I'm hoping to find out more. Let you guys know when I do. Thanks so much for all the prayers and thoughts, I do sincerely appreciate it.

#927655 - 04/07/10 02:06 PM Re: Shy is gone [Re: ]
SariYappa Offline
Serious Glideritis

Registered: 05/11/08
Posts: 5997
Loc: Upstate, SC
Wow, what does that even mean? We are learning so much from these necropsies, thanks Andi for taking the time and money to help others (as well as answer some of your own questions!). That's got to be hard. hug2
*Whatever I said, I said it with a Smile*

wave Sari


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#927680 - 04/07/10 03:12 PM Re: Shy is gone [Re: SariYappa]
ValkyrieMome Offline
Glideritis Anonymous

Registered: 01/13/07
Posts: 10983
Loc: Denton, TX
Andi - I'm so sorry for your loss. But thank you so much for having the courage to get her necropsy done. It helps all the gliders!

"Animals can communicate quite well. And they do. And generally speaking, they are ignored." Alice Walker

Mom to Valhalla; 6 cats; 1 macaw; 2 hedgehogs;
and very many great gliders!

(plus the 2 skin kids)

Kyrie, nothing will ever fill the hole you left in my heart.

#927686 - 04/07/10 03:35 PM Re: Shy is gone [Re: ValkyrieMome]
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Registered: 01/04/09
Posts: 3753
Loc: Florida
I am so sorry for your loss...
Hubby: George
Kids: Ayla & Michael
Grandsons: Trysten, Dayton, KJ & Nathyn
The Zoo: Midnight, Severe & Nala - Claude, Pixie, Tippy & Chili - Scout & Soluna, Theo & Deegie


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