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Flymouse, glider bonded to cancer patient Greg #869503
11/19/09 10:54 PM
11/19/09 10:54 PM

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Thank you, glider community for your well wishes & loving support for Greg , me [Dana] & Flymouse. It really does help. As you probably know, Greg passed peacefully in my arms [with Flymouse between us] in August. it took me til now to be able to write, altho several of you wrote me.
When Greg slipped into a coma in his last 2 days, Flymouse stationed herself at his side & refused to leave. I was there most of that time too. The only time she moved from her spot was to ATTACK a large dog that well meaning "friends" brought in to "heal" Greg. When they tried to get the dog to get on the bed [yes, i was trying to stop this, and yes, the dog knew better] Flymouse flew at the dog, attached herself to his nose & made sounds I have heard only from a wolverine. I am proud to say she drew no blood from the reluctant dog but did from the owners & had them cowering in fear & shame. He was a good dog.....they were shameful petowners.
There were a couple close friends & my son around the bedside when he died. Not only did we feel his spirit leave his body about 20 minues later....at the same time Flymouse emerged from the blankets & did a glorious swooping arial ballet over the bed, lighting on one shoulder then the next. Then she disappeared. An hour later, as i waited in another room attendants prepared to remove his body. One came out finally to ask ,discretely, if we had a pet rodent of some kind.
She was guarding from under the bed. We reasurred her.....put her in her box for a well deserved nap & they completed the task.
She slept for almost 2 days.
I was staying with friends.
Staying in the apartment was Eric, a 21 year old friend of ours , student/intern of Greg's & a member of our/my film crew. He loved Greg like a father & often took refuge in our home. He was as deep in grief as my own sons and he has never had a loss before. It brought him comfort to sty among Greg's things...working on editing an unfinished film project and caring for Flymouse till I found a new home.
I was really worried about Eric despite my own grief [and of course worried Flymouse might not survive her loss.....her vet didnt give great odds]
When she emerged she went to work on Eric, who had been a bit nervous around her before....the crabbing always got him. She flew..she chitered....she played with his shoelaces....she climbed up on his shoulder & whispered in his ear.
After a couple weeks Eric had a new constant companion & living reminder of my beloved Greg.
After a month I had a new place, Eric did too & I had a hard choice to make.
I did the right thing, I believe. Flymouse is happily living in a batchelor pad with Eric. Eric has learned [and I'm still teaching] glider care. They are healing together.
I'm still posting on the update blog on gogregster.com......tho I had to take a break, i'm back at it. There's not lot out there for surviving spouses & caregivers & people I've never met have implored me to keep sharing. So I'm trying
love to all
dana
reddiva@gmail.com

Re: Flymouse, glider bonded to cancer patient Greg [Re: ] #869512
11/19/09 11:01 PM
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I'm very sorry for your loss.

This is an amazing story of the love an animal can share with a human and also of how love doesn't end. It should speak to all those that doubt that animals can and do feel emotions and "bond" with their human companions. It seems to me, Flymouse is sharing the love for Greg with Eric and what a wonderful and healing gift. Although this must be painful for you to share with us, I do thank you. It has deeply touched my spirit.


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Re: Flymouse, glider bonded to cancer patient Greg [Re: Dancing] #869521
11/19/09 11:08 PM
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I am very sorry for your loss, and thank you for sharing this story with us. Flymouse's love and devotion to her beloved Greg brought tears to my eyes.


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You've flown to the rainbow
and wait there for me
Someday I will join you
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Re: Flymouse, glider bonded to cancer patient Greg [Re: glidrz5] #869550
11/19/09 11:47 PM
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cry I am so sorry for your loss. It hurts a bunch, but just know that he is done with hurting. He's always going to be a part of you. Godspeed Greg.


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