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Date Posted: 14:26:31 11/16/06 Thu
Author: Squiggy's Mom
Subject: Re: Excellent ideas, Linda! It's always best to avoid taking a ...
In reply to: Beverly 's message, "Excellent ideas, Linda! It's always best to avoid taking a ..." on 11:01:40 11/16/06 Thu

>Boy, am I glad I didnt find THAT site before I found YOU guys...Squiggy would be emaciated by now!
I have learned SO much from everyone here.....if there is anything I can do to help,please let me know.......I am NOT from a Flyer Friendly State...but now,I am wondering,how many of us ARE there that are in a similar situation........I hate to admit it,but sometimes I talk about Squiggy to strangers as if she were my grandaughter..I cant help myself!! I went to the grocery store today and stocked up on fresh fruits and veggies just for her...just a piece or two of each...and some items from the bird dept....salt and mineral blocks,critter food,a straw hut,a hanging rope with wooden blocks on it.......the checkout girl looked at me kind of funny and held up the rope and I guess I had to explain and just got carried away.....I know I have to be careful........Anyway.......just curious-how many of you guys live in Flyer-Unfriendly states,if thats not too sensitvie a question...........

Need to start by having someone from a flyer friendly
>state, so they won't find someone knocking at their
>door, write a low-key, friendly letter and send via
>the Post Office to the agency given on the site saying
>they would like to know who is currently responsible
>for maintaining it with the view of collaborating
>about updating some of the information in light of
>newer research.
>(Excellent ideas, Linda! It's always best to avoid
>taking a ...) superior or antagonistic approach.
>Do NOT at this time go into exactly what is wrong! But
>do make it clear that you expect an answer because
>they, of course, don't want outdated information
>appearing under their name. Sending via the Post
>Office has a better chance of getting to the right
>person in the agency, but do include an e-mail address
>for their reply. May want to set up a new e-mail
>account just for this if you don't want to give out
>your personal one.
>Linda, would you consider composing the letter, whilst
>we find someone in, say, either Florida or New Jersey,
>to act as the contact?
>Address for the agency should be fairly easy to find
>by checking the official site for the state/Feds. Need
>to mention being a spokesperson for a number of
>interested people using the Internet. If no response
>in 3 weeks, follow up with an e-mail to the agency's
>general feedback address asking if they got your
>The goal is to establish a working relationship with
>someone who may be generations removed from the
>"experts". This person may be very happy to
>have help in correcting miss-information and updating
>the site, so don't get them in trouble before giving
>them a chance to work with us.
>Linda, you're a born diplomat! I think we could also
>bring this subject up at >href="http://www.nfsa.us/phpBB2/index.php">NFSA
, as I'm sure everyone there would be
>interested in this process, too!
>Once a name is found, need to address what is wrong
>with the current info and how it should be corrected.
>At this time we can all help.
>If response is less than satisfactory in getting a
>name or the person's response, we can increase
>pressure and/or go up various levels until the info is
>either corrected, removed, or the site brought down.
>Right we need one person to get the ball rolling and
>report back here how things are progressing.
>So, is anyone here 'up' for this job? To all of us, I
>welcome email with suggestions for the letter, just
>send it to me at skwerlbaitbevATaolDOTcom, with Letter
>to Newton as the subject. I'll happily work with
>Linda, to gather the best of the comments, and act as
>editor/reviewer, if Linda is willing to be the 'major'
>composer (much as the US Constitution was contributed
>to by many, but Thomas Jefferson was the 'major'
>composer, so elected by the other delegates for his
>acknowledged way with words,as well as for his well
>reasoned and insightful arguments.
>>>Those people that came to
>>>them for help, learned nothing in the way of caring
>>>properly for their new furball. It made me mad.....
>>>And it frustrated me, knowing I could do nothing
>>>it. They call themselves experts...
>Well, Agnes, I didn't actually see anything where they
>claimed to be experts -- just experienced ('20
>years' ...) Still, it is sad, and frustrating, to
>think that 'Tammy', the original poster, went away
>from the exchange thinking that fresh food for a flyer
>is 'wasted'. Indeed, most of us can, at best, only
>claim to be experienced, not 'experts' -- with perhaps
>the exception of those, such as Steve Patterson, or
>Nancy Wells-Gosling, or Dorcas MacClintock, who have
>actually spend considerable time studying the flying
>squirrel in its 'natural', as well as 'domesticated'
>In all, it's my hope that 'Tammy' took the time to
>further her search, regarding the keeping and care of
>flying squirrels. There is no indication on the
>Newton website of any dates for the messages, so it's
>possible that info has been 'out there' for years and

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