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post #1 of 102 (permalink) Old 06-23-2012, 07:23 PM Thread Starter


 
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Sad News to Bring to You Guys

It is a sad, sad day indeed. I'm trying not to cry right now.

Mike has decided that Hermes has to go..

Currently Hermes' cage is located on the kitchen table and Mike has decided that he just can't handle Hermes' mess anymore (even though I'm the one that cleans it up, and I sweep the kitchen like 4 times a day).

We have no where else in the house that would be suitable to put Hermes' cage right now either. The bedroom there is no room and Mike wouldn't have it, Mason's room is a no-go for obvious reasons, the spare room won't work because then Hermes doesn't get any interaction during the day except when he comes out, the living room has no room at all, and the basement no one ever goes down there except to do laundry and there is no natural light.

So I have officially posted an ad on Kijiji to find a home for him and I've also asked my Aunt to see if anyone she knows would be willing to take him. (She has a lot of animal loving friends, including one friend who has an African Grey, so I'm hoping she'll find someone!!)

I'm shaking right now as I type this because when I got Hermes it was for life (his life), and now after only a year of having him a part of our lives I'm having to give him up.

I know Mike isn't being selfish wanting Hermes to go as Hermes isn't getting as much attention as he should be even though he can see us all day from in his cage he doesn't come out as much as he should. It's hard being in such a small house especially with the two cats, it really limits things. >_< We just don't have the room for a big bird cage right now.

I was iffy about posting this right now as I'm feeling like crap but I know you guys will make me feel better. Mike only has love for the Cats; he loved Hermes for the first few months, even claimed that Hermes was his, but then I think the novelty wore off and now he's just back to being a cat person.

I think it'll be a long while before I will even be able to think about getting another bird. >_< I won't even consider it before we own our own house because I don't want this happening again.



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Oh Kayla, I don't even know what to say, other than I'm so sorry and if there's anything I can do for you

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so sorry to hear this my husband complains about the mess to i know how you feel in that department

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Im so sorry Kayla that really sucks!!!!



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Thanks guys, I'm trying not to think about it too much right now because I don't want to cry and make Mike feel guilty. I know he's being "the man" and thinking about the practical aspect of it but still, this is going to be hard. He's completely fine with the Reptiles but that's because they're quiet, they don't make a mess, and they don't take up much room.
I'm crossing my fingers my Aunt will be able to find a wonderful home for him so he doesn't have to go to a stranger!



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So sorry to hear that Kayla, lets hope your aunt can take him.



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So sorry... I hope you find the perfect home for him!
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I hope so too! If he does have to go to a stranger I'm hoping they'll be a great home because I can't bear the thought of Hermes going to someone who won't do good by him!



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That's not fair hope things work out..
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Can you not have him fostered until you move again? I am really sorry. I know he means a lot to you. Cockatiels aren't even that messy. Give him 10 minutes with a kakariki or lovie!

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I don't know anyone here that could foster him. It'll be at LEAST 4 years before we move, most likely, if not longer, so that wouldn't be very feasable anyways.

That's what I was thinking too, that he's not even that messy. Just he wait until I get my Caique or Grey and THEN he'll see what messy is, lol.

Just wanted to add that the reason we won't be moving in quite a while is because Mike is in the Military and we are posted to Edmonton for at least 4 years (that's how long his contract is) and Mike doesn't know if he'll want to re-sign another contract at the end of this one so we could be here longer than 4 years.




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Oh that sucks.
My hubby went mad when I put Bob in the living room.
I wish one of the other guys on here could have him for you.

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I am sorry to hear this I do hope you can work something out for little Hermes.

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Awww, Kayla. So sorry to hear this.
Wish I could give you a big hug!



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I'm so sorry. Poor Hermes... I wish you the best.


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Thank-you guys, I'm just hoping that he won't have to go to a stranger. If he went to one of my Aunt's friends then I could maybe even visit him sometimes.
Cross your fingers for me so that I can find the perfect someone for him! (besides me of course)



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Doesn't Kenedy? I'm mind blanking about another who has Diego the budgie..


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She just lost Diego well she had to rehome him
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I am so sorry that hubby has put you in the position. Please don't take this the wrong way but I am trying to look at all views.... why do you have to give up what you love??? Why can't he give up the cats??? With no cats, then Hermes can come out more often and you might even find another place for the cage with no worries of the cats. I know you said hubby loves the cats but you love Hermes.... why should you have to give up what you love while he doesn't?? I think a spouse telling the other to give up something they love so much is very very unfair. Maybe you both can come to compromise of some sort.

What ever happens, I hope Hermes finds a permanent, loving home. It is so hard on birds to be rehomed...


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