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Old 10-22-2009, 10:52 AM   #21
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Awe an owley smile.
Wise choice to move him.
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Old 10-22-2009, 04:32 PM   #22
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Thanks for the updates on Quiet.
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Old 10-23-2009, 01:40 PM   #23
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Wouldn't it be nice to have a big heart award for the people who care enough to make a difference?

Hedgerowe, you are a sweetie. How is your owl baby doing?
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Old 10-23-2009, 02:40 PM   #24
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He was not in yet when I stopped by the animal hospital this morning on my way to work. I will stop by again after I leave the office today. Am really hoping to take a photo or two!
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Old 10-23-2009, 05:38 PM   #25
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I know you're dying to see for yourself that he's OK.
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Old 10-23-2009, 06:58 PM   #26
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I could not see our Quiet because the doctor was busy with some late-day emergencies, but that was okay because all that was important was to learn how he is doing. The good news is that his eye seems to be all better. The better news is that he does not appear to have any serious injuries at all! He can fly, walk, and see just fine, as far as the doctor can tell.

He has not been willing to eat today, however. The doctor spoke with the state office responsible for overseeing wildlife rehabilitation, and was told that owls in captivity will sometimes refuse to eat.

Sooo, since he is not injured and is likely to eat once he is back in the wild (prayers said and fingers crossed), tomorrow morning he will be released! Fly, little owl, fly! Very happy news, indeed.

It has been heartwarming to know that you have all been pulling for little Quiet. I do not believe that I have done anything that any of you would not have done yourselves (be honest--you would have done the same thing as I did). And I know that you are hoping with me that he will live happily ever after. Go Quiet!
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Old 10-23-2009, 09:29 PM   #27
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owl good news - thanks for the update.

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Old 10-26-2009, 07:01 PM   #28
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The doctor just called me about Quiet. They tried to release him Saturday night but he would not go. He sat on the woodpile outside of the doctor's house, with his eyes closed. He keeps his eyes closed most of the time, she said, and she thinks that his head is hurting him.

She said that they had tried everything to get him to eat: Worms, moths, chopped meat, but he refused. When he tries to fly, he can only fly horizontally. I guess that the staff was just trying to keep me from worrying when they told me that he had been eating a little. It was very good of the doctor to call and let me know the truth.

Today he was taken to a raptor rehabilitation center in Baltimore. I will try to find out the name of the place. The doctor said that he may have organic nitrogen poisoning or injuries that she was unable to detect. I am still hoping that he will be okay, but I am less optimistic now.
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Old 10-26-2009, 07:30 PM   #29
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so sorry to hear this news, hedgerowe.
maybe the raptor place can work some magic - sure hope so.
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Old 10-26-2009, 07:44 PM   #30
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You've given him a better chance than he had originally and all we can do from here on is hope that that chance is enough. I'll keep him in my prayers and thoughts.
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