How do you say goodbye ???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Floppy Pheasant, Sep 25, 2018.

  1. Floppy Pheasant

    Floppy Pheasant Songster

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    I'm up late tonight,my 6yr old Ringneck pheasant(General Lee)..is dying,he lived a wonderful life,I raised him from a baby,I want to thank him for protecting his hen Lucy throughout the years,for screaming everytime I came home,for loving his offspring,for staying "wild" ...Thank you for giving us five new babies this August(wer're keeping all of them)
    I could never pet him before tonight...I stroked his soft feathers, told him it okay to go... he lived a great life and he's going to die like a gentleman...in a warm bed with his favorite foods and knowing he was loved.
     
  2. micstrachan

    micstrachan Free Ranging

    Awww... I’m so sorry. You have me really choked up here. He sounds very special!
     
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  3. Floppy Pheasant

    Floppy Pheasant Songster

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    He is so special to me...I'm so sad,he is my family...it's hard to say goodbye:(
     
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  4. The Phantom

    The Phantom I love birds!!!

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    Oh no!:hugs I'm sure he had an incredible and awesome life!
     
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  5. FarmerGirl101

    FarmerGirl101 Songster

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    I am so sorry. He seems like a cutie! :hugs
     
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  6. Floppy Pheasant

    Floppy Pheasant Songster

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    He is a"one of a kind"....I'm feeding and giving him water every hour...I just don't want to let him go :)
     
  7. FarmerGirl101

    FarmerGirl101 Songster

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    Do you know what happened? I think you are doing great! Do put him under a heat lamp and feed him every hour and try and get some sleep
     
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  8. JaeG

    JaeG Crossing the Road

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    It's never easy to say goodbye to a faithful friend. :hugs
     
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  9. Floppy Pheasant

    Floppy Pheasant Songster

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    He's 6yrs old,the vet said he is just dying naturally...most Ringnecks in the wild die at 3yrs....my vet said,General Lee is just dying from old age....I'm keeping him warm,giving him food and water and he's seeing his babies.
     
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  10. Floppy Pheasant

    Floppy Pheasant Songster

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    Thanks JaeG!! My heart is breaking...
     
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