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I didn't want a Rescue.

Discussion in 'Rehome Highway' started by GladeWing, 11/4/13.

  1. Mansion75

    Mansion75 Meeting neighbors

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    Best post I've read on here:hug8:
     
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  2. Eloy

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    I can tell you that I cry every time I read that first post, and it doesn't matter that I have read it many many times.
     
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  3. Mansion75

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    All our bird family are from rehomed or rescues. No offense to anyone who has purchased their feathered kids as a baby. But this is the exact reason why we want breed birds. It's so sad to see birds rehomed or neglected.

    It's not the birds fault. It's like having 2 year olds for the rest of your life. It's a lot of responsibility.
     
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  4. OK Mike

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    We haven't taken any birds into our home but we have taken in many dogs, horses and mules. We bought Blu from a very reputable breeder.

    The reason we ended up with so many unwanted animals is that my wife is a hospice nurse. She gets very attached to her patients and their families. Over the years we lived in Alabama on our farm we took pets and livestock that were either not wanted or were unmanageable by the families after the passing of the owner. These included 2 Australian shepherds, a Great Pyrenees, a Redbone Coon Hound, a Labrador mix, a Quarter horse with foal, an energetic hyper stud Appaloosa, a pair of miniature mules, a 20 year old mule that the family was going to have put down and the list goes on. We kept them all until they crossed the rainbow bridge. We also loved them all and dealt with their individual idiosyncrasies. They also never meant to be abandoned by the death of their owners. I wish we had as big a place here in Oklahoma so we could do it again. Those abandoned animals gave us and taught us more than we could have ever imagined. I miss each and every one of them. The last of the "rescues" we got was a Border Collie named Cheyenne. She passed in February after 14 years with us. Her ashes are on our mantle along with a fired clay paw print from her.
     
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  5. Mansion75

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    Nothing wrong with buying from a breeder. I just can't add more birds to a growing profession. Those chicks gotta go somewhere tooand yup we have a real " rescue".
     
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  6. Clueless

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    May God richly bless your wife @OK Mike
     
  7. Yeah_Birbs

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    This story melts my heart:hug8:
     
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  8. Eloy

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    Thank you for bumping it. :)
    I think everyone here should read it and hopefully more will open their home to a rescue and not buying their parrot/s from a breeder.
     
  9. SherLar

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    ABSOLUTELY NOT! Any one willing to do any rescue care and or fostering has already done more for the bird community than they can imagine.

    Thank you for the lovely story.
    sherri
     
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  10. PrettyBirdy

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    Reading this right before I'm going to post about a cockatoo who needs help. Brought tears to my eyes. I too grew up with horses, and I think a lot of my natural inclination with animals comes from my 'horse sense.' My two rescues are the loves of my life. Yes, their are struggles. They are so worth it.
     

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