THE LOSS OF MY BABY DOVE "BABY"
by LISA S.
two weeks after birth
My doves had a baby dove; this dove was born with a bunch of problems mainly neurological.
Sadly she's not here with me any more, but I still hurt. She died Nov. 6th 2010 it was such a sad day for me, I cried so much for MY baby dove who had been named Baby by my daughter and me. It is so sad for me because shortly after she was born the parent doves shunned her and abandoned her so, I had to step in and take over doing everything for this poor little dove.
She hatched Sept. 1st 2010 so she was only with me for about two months but my daughter and I became so attached to her. I tried every thing I could, the ironic thing is that Monday I had scheduled to bring her into a Wildlife Conservatory, the closest one to us which was roughly 35 miles away because my local MSPCA told me flat out they wouldn't even try to help this poor dove she would be put right to sleep. Now, I understand completely about being or doing the humane thing, but after you become as attached to a pet like I did, it's hard to willingly have this pet put down. At least I will always know that I really did try to do what I could to give her a chance at life.
by Lisa Comment
Thank you Lisa for sharing your story. This no doubt won't make you feel any better, but Mother Nature does seem to have a plan.
A few years ago my family visited the Galapagos Islands. It was a most incredible holiday - a must for birdwatchers. When you go there you begin to see first hand that nature is all about survival of the fittest.
My sympathies to you and your daughter.