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a warning to all #420236 11/20/11 07:02 PM
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hello everyone. its been a while since i have posted and this surely isnt the type of post i was wanting to have to make but here we go.

i put this is the health and medical even though my problem has to do with bunnys because the same thing could happen to ANY animal including keets. and im hoping to prevent it from happening to anyone else. this is going to be long so please bare with me. everyone that knows me knows my animals are my babies and i will do any and everything to keep them safe and healthy. well i failed big time on that.

ive always animal proofed the rooms that the animals would be in and always thought i did a great job of it. i thought wrong. i know i might get some crap for this and that is ok i honestly deserve it. while proofing i checked everywhere that i thought the animals could get... under dressers, behind the couch, behind the tv, behind my desk... you get the idea. well i never thought to look under our grandfather clock. i didnt even realize you could get under it. it turned out to be a huge mistake.

about 2 yrs ago before i had my birds and bunnies we had a mouse problem. and the problem got to be so bad that we put out d-con. well someone put a box behind the clock. which over time somehow got under the clock. when i was making sure the livingroom was safe i looked behind the clock but as i said never thought to look under it. well it was forgotten about.

until my bunnies found it. i didnt realize what was going on until it was to late. my babies died in me and my middle sons arms. it was one of the hardest things ive had to go through. because of me over looking that dang clock my babies paid the ultimate price.

please everyone when you are keet proofing or any animal proofing make sure to check EVERYWHERE. even check places you think are ok. if i would have just pulled that damn clock all the way out and looked at the bottom i would have see it was open and been able to check under it to see if anything was there. so please check and double check everywhere. it is so easy to over look one spot. and in my case that one spot was the one that if i would have looked would have saved their lives.


Re: a warning to all [Re: ahall83] #420237 11/20/11 07:38 PM
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I'm so sorry ahall.

Re: a warning to all [Re: ahall83] #420238 11/20/11 07:40 PM
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Omg!! poor babies! Look i know this is hard! i lost my dog a few years ago because my landlord told me the house was pet and kid ok and friendly well my dog got a hold of some poison and it killed him.. It happens! try not to be to hard on your self! i probably would have over looked the clock as well! you did your best! and that is what counts! Best of luck to you and your family!

Re: a warning to all [Re: ahall83] #420239 11/20/11 08:14 PM
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im so glad you are sharing this story for all to learn but so sad of what happened...im sorry for that but as said dont be hard on yourself

there was a time also i lost a beautiful siberian huskie ...not because i forgot about the poison bait as they didnt have the sort of traps they do now to catch those lil beasties and out and around the kennel we had mice problems getting into the kennels and eating the dogs food ...anyway...it wasnt because they got the poison...it was because one of the mice who did managed to come into contact still somewhat alive and the sibe tried to finish it off and kill it an ate half of it which had ingested the poison and we couldnt save her....

accidents are not called accidents for nothing ...hard to deal with but its not exactly like negligence on your part either ...you tried did what you could just forgot one of them...

the good thing is we ...none of us now have to deal with that sort of poison bait with mice...where they have the new kind of traps ...

it may not help much ahall...but this isnt a first ...but it only takes once sadly then we are better prepared so it NEVER happens again...just too bad the price some of us pay to learn sometimes...again tho it was not due to negligence on your part...

(((((((((ahall)))))))))) huggies sweetie

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thank you so very much everyone. i hope that my post will help to be a reminder to people to check everywhere. even places you dont think could be an issue.


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So so sorry ahall. Please do not beat yourself up, it could have happened to anyone and I know you would never have done this on purpose. It was an accident plain and simple.

Re: a warning to all [Re: ahall83] #420248 11/20/11 10:15 PM
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Oh man ahall, I am so so sorry. We DO know you treat and love all those animals like your babies and always do your best by them.
Please, like everyone else is saying, try not to be too hard on yourself.
It must have been hard coming here and sharing that...Thank you for that. Making others aware is so important. If only one learns from this, a life could be saved.

((((((hugz)))) to you and yours.
How are the kids dealing?




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sorry for your lose I had a lop eared bunny once.his name was snuggles he lived to be 8 years old.

Re: a warning to all [Re: ahall83] #420253 11/20/11 10:31 PM
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thank you tess, kk, and linda.

kk the kids took it bad. but im not one to hide things from them. and im glad i didnt. they each got to give both bunnies a hug and kiss and say goodbye before they died.

i guess david heard me telling the bunnies i was so sorry. later that night he said to me mom its not your fault you dont need to be sorry. which of course made me ball!


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I think it's great you don't try to hide things from the kids. They needed to say their good byes just like you did.
It's kind of sad, but it's loving and losing pets as we grow up that prepare us a bit for bigger losses later on in life.

That David of yours is one smart little man smile




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