Subject: Re: Please do not put her to sleep!
Posted by Brent on June 20, 2000 at 11:50:42 from

In Reply to: Re: Please do not put her to sleep! posted by Julie on June 20, 2000 at 08:30:33:

It sounds like your situation is a tough one. Also I don't
blame you for getting angry with insulting posts. Whether people agree with you or not isn't supposed to be the issue.
Especially when you are asking for help. I think that you have made it more than obvious that "putting her down" is only a last resort. It would be easier for you to deal with this sad situation if the problem was addressed and not waste time on personal attacks as some have chosen to do. Rest assured that since you did make a post that someone in your area will read it and come to your aid. If narrow minded people can't see that you are here to do the right thing, well, the heck with them. They must have missed the whole point and probably always will.

: Now you are setting me on have no idea of the research I have done. And if I wasn't going to listen to the responses, I wouldn't even have written here. I don't care how she behaves, as long as she quits killing the innocent little babies, or doesn't that bother you? You have no idea how much I have worked with her, how many times I have been bitten, how much patience or time I have put into idea at all, all you can do is jump to conclusions, then attack me for posting my thoughts and feelings in here while looking for some outside help.
: I did get my first breeding pair to eat from my hand, I bought them from a pet store, and they had never been handled and were being bred to death. I got to the point where I could pet them, though I never did try to pick them up, they made it obvious they didn't want that. but they would come out everynight to eat the mealies & crickets I gave them........quit jumping to conclusions and only reading what you want to read.....did you see my response earlier where I said I would gladly give her up? As I do have another breeding pair,and a younger glider that lives alone and requires attention, and I work for a living, I don't have the time neccessary to try to tame her any longer, but if changing her feed will work, I'll try it.
: I have been through this killing for a couple of years now....I don't breed over & over again, that isn't good for any animal. I'm not just jumping into decisions here, I'm looking for a solution, but not from anyone that only reads with the narrowmindedness as you do. If I was in a hurry to do something, don't you think I would have put her down by now? Or maybe you would prefer I ship her somewhere, stressing her even more, when day to day life seems to be stress enough for her. I don't have the space for her to just live out her life, there is no place else to set up another cage, she is already in the largest one we built for them.

: : This really sets me on fire. If you can't or wont work with the glieder and try and understand her then why kill her. God forbid the 3 children that I raised could at times be put into that catagory. It doesnt seem you have sone much reasech. YOu should and you should listen to the responses yo have gotten. You have offers of homes for her and a new diet that is far better than Brisky's that could help her. I had a little girl glider near death 3 weeks ago and Bourbon worked with me on getting her well. SHe is now gone from 62gm to 80gm. It took work and love.
: : Anamils are at OUR disposal. If we get tired of them then give them away or kill them. Can't do that with humans can we? That is totally unfair that anyone should even consider doing what you are talking about becasue she has a problem that I bet could be fixed if she had love and patience the RIGHT diet and trust.
: : I hope you do the right thing and if not I hope you can live with your self afterwards

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