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  • #31
    To Meg, Tara, and the Sadlers...I am so sorry for your losses. I can't imagine how difficult this must be and can only offer my condolences to you. If only there were words...
    Last edited by MoonriseGeckos; 10-27-2012, 02:12 PM. Reason: Typo
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    • #32
      Words seem so pale in view of how tragic this all is. I'm so sorry for all of your losses, Meg, Tara and Steph/Kevin, each and every gecko was beautiful. Sending all the good energies I can to the survivors and prayers for their full recovery.
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      • #33
        Thank you so much everyone for your kind thoughts and words. If it weren't for you guys, Id have to go through this alone :'(

        Meg, you have made a beautiful memorial here. Thank you. Im so sorry. Take care of our survivors.
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        • #34
          -hugs-

          I am so sorry, it is awful to lose any gecko but that many...
          ~Amber~
          "Saving the life of one animal may not change the world, but the world will surely change for that one animal"
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          RIP Willow, Darwin, Tara and Chai. I miss and love you all!

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          • #35
            Meg, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your beautiful babies. My heart breaks for you. I sincerely hope that your survivors recover soon and return to great health.
            Carrie
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            • #36
              Oh my god I can't even imagine. I'm so sorry.
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              • #37
                Sorry for your losses. I hope the remainder come out ok.
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                • #38
                  The outpouring of sympathy and care has been truly astounding. Losing Shuttle has been devastating and we can hardly fathom the pain Meg is dealing with right now. This tragedy has touched much of this wonderful community...from those who have admired any of the passed geckos from afar... to those who own babies they produced... to the hopefuls with names on waiting lists. I hope that along side every sad thought or shed tear there have been positive thoughts focused towards Meg's survivors and Meg herself. They all need healing thoughts to be sent there way.
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                  • #39
                    Hey Meg,

                    i read and commented about this already on facebook. Not much more to say but ive also lost 2 of my favorite crested geckos in the past. One of them being my very first reptile. He was as special to me as i bet your geckos where to you. I can really understand your grief despite you lost more than one of your loved geckos this day. They where truly amazing, i specially loved Tyrion.

                    I am also sorry that the Salders and Tara lost such nice girls. I must be specially hard for you that there was nothing you could do about it.

                    Ingo
                    4,14,x Rhacodactylus ciliatus
                    1,1 Rhacodactylus leachianus leachianus Friedl Line
                    1,1,1 Rhacodactylus leachianus henkeli Nuu Ana
                    1,0 Rhacodactylus cf leachianus
                    0,0,3 Rhacodactylus trachyrhynchus trachyrhynchus
                    and some other herps ...

                    greetings from austria
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                    • #40
                      You've created a beautiful memorial for the beautiful pets that were lost...we're all pulling for the survivors and sending positive vibes and strength their way. It's unthinkable that something like that could happen, but our hearts go out to you Tara and the Sadler's, stay strong girl.
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                      • #41
                        I can't even begin to express my gratitude for all the kindness I've been shown. I feel like I can't say thank you, often enough, or loud enough to really show you all how much I appreciate the outpouring of support.

                        It broke me. It really did. My boyfriend told me yesterday that I was screaming after we got into the room. I don't even remember it. It was horrific, and the ache I feel for my babies will just haunt me. Everyone had their own spot on the racks, and to see those spots be empty is so deeply saddening.

                        To have this outlet has been healing. To some people, even to the friends I have, and see everyday they will always be "just geckos" and I will always "have more" but each and every animal I lost was unique. You all understand that.

                        When I make the rounds to feed, and mist, I say hello to each gecko. I always have the scale handy to track how everyone is eating, and growing and most times I'd praise how healthy everyone's appetites were. On a good night, where I kept my greetings and handling to a minimum, I could be in and out in about 45 minutes. That's not how it usually went though. I'd get caught up handling, and tidying and interacting with the kids and be in the gecko room for two hours by the time it was all said and done.

                        I'll hurt for a long time over this. I'm bad at grief. So again, I want to say thank you to everyone for being so sweet, so kind. And so kind to Tara and Steph. It was bad enough that this happened to my animals, but I am so deeply remorseful that it happened to theirs as well.

                        My survivors seem strong. One baby has developed a kink in her back, from the stress, or the heat. She's very small, so I have hope with TLC she'll straighten out. Lyanna was fired up in her body, but not in her limbs for nearly two days. I don't know if that says something about her circulation, or if it was merely a stress misfire. Tonks has been resting in a hospital bin, but seems like herself.

                        The others, remarkably, seem ok. I'm still trying to make sense of why the animals that were lost, were lost. I had started with the adults, when I got into the room, because I could see some of the passed geckos, through their bins, and I assumed my juvies would all be gone. I was shocked to find the majority alive and not all severely dehydrated. Some of the bins closest to the heater, held survivors, while the ones across the room did not. Pippin's bin was farthest from the heater, and he and Dahlia were the two largest cresteds in the entire room.

                        I took these photos of Tonks a bit ago. I got a new camera the day of the accident, and haven't even touched it, or wanted to touch it, until today. So many of my favorite photo subjects are gone.

                        Tonks has been the calmest, sweetest gecko for years. I took her to a school outreach program, and she walked across the palms of 40 kids that day, and ate a full meal the same night. She's my ambassador, my heart gecko. I'm so thankful and amazed she was spared.

                        Meg
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                        • #42
                          Meg words can't express how sorry I am. I can't begin to imagen the pain you must be going through.
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                          • #43
                            Meg, Steph,Kevin and Tara, just horrible, I have no words that can even come close to not sounding totally trite. I wish I could do something to help you all. I just know from past experience how amazing and how incredible the people in our community are. I know that each and every single one of you has arms wrapped around you, holding you tight. Pause a moment, you will feel us. We are here. Never will these be "just geckos". You all loved your animals with everything you had. We are here, we will always be here. Yell, scream, cry...but feel us holding you tight.
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                            • #44
                              I'm so so sorry for this tragic loss, Meg. I wish there were words that could help ease the pain. We are all grieving along with you, you are not alone and we understand the heartache of losing so many beloved pets. RIP to the beautiful lives struck down by this tragedy. Please don't hesitate to ask this supportive community for anything. If I can personally help in any way, please let me know.
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                              • #45
                                Meg,

                                Your passion for your geckos was obvious over the years, and I always knew that my animals or animals from my breeding lines would have the best of care in your hands. I can imagine how hard this has hit you. I'm very sorry for your loss.

                                Gary
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