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I'm not "looking for some "magic cure" for free". I ... the vet and in future I'll look elsewhere for help.

Please don't leave the group. Some people can be very harsh, but most will try to help if they can. ... children relate to the bird? Some people here seem to have forgotten that their feeling may be involved, too. Geopelia

Good idea about the bird club.
Dave
This is not sitting in judgement of you, but offering suggestions for possible options, concerning the money:
Do you have any family or friends who could wire you money so you receive it immediately? Are you on public or government assistance for you and your children, or do you have a job? Again, this isn't casting dispersion on you, I'm just trying to determine more specifically what your situation is.
Is there anyone, at all, you can borrow money from? Usually, we all have someone in our lives we can turn to in an emergency. You may not think you have anyone, but if you think a little harder, you might recall a friend or relative you hadn't considered before.

Your bird MUST have prompt medical attention. I can't imagine any veterinarian so hard-nosed and hard-hearted as to not make an occasional exception for exceptional circumstances.

It's sad you're in a position of having to choose between your children and your pets. The children MUST come first, however.

How did you obtain your bird? Did somebody give him to you? If so, maybe the previous owner can help out with its medical care. Did you buy the bird from someone? Maybe that person can provide temporary help on an emergency basis.
The magazines I've mentioned in my other post, BIRDTIMES and BIRDTALK probably have listings of cage clubs that can help you.

I wish you the best on this, and please don't give up on your options. You may have more than you realize.
This is not sitting in judgement of you, but offering suggestions for possible options, concerning the money:

Who the heck are you talking to? Try adding some of the text you are responding to. Google Groups is not a proper newreader and so care must be taken to post properly.
Dave
www.davebbq.com
I was responding to Lisa's original post, and to the fact that one of the respondees was rather judgemental of her character when in fact she had only posted to seek advice about her suddenly sick bird. In her community, the veterinarians apparently insist upon cash-on-the-spot payment arrangements, and she said she didn't have the money and would try to work something out with the vets. She had to choose between feeding her children and getting immediate medical attention for her bird. I thought I was responding to Lisa, as were all the other respondees in this thread. I was trying to suggest some additional options to her. If you will read her initial message and all of the other responses, mine should make perfect sense to you.
I was responding to Lisa's original post, and to the fact that one of the respondees was rather judgemental of ... If you will read her initial message and all of the other responses, mine should make perfect sense to you.

If you are going to try to read and post in Usenet you should make some attempt to learn how. It's pretty easy to do, you can read right? Google is not as good as many news readers but even with it, you can cut and paste, if you learn how. Or you can choose to remain ignorant then expect everyone else to try to decipher what the hell you are talking about, in which case many people will filter you.
Stupidity should be painful
I was responding to Lisa's original post, and to the fact that one of the respondees was rather judgemental of ... If you will read her initial message and all of the other responses, mine should make perfect sense to you.

Yours does make sense, and it was a nice response. It just that we don't all read the posts and responses at the same time. Sometimes it may be days between readings. So it's proper netiquette to include a bit of the post to which you're responding in your response. Emotion: smile That way we don't have to go back to previous posts to make sense of it all.
Becky
I was responding to Lisa's original post,..

Are you talking to me? Don't you get the fact that you need to include a portion of text to which you are responding so we know what you are rambling on about?
... If you will read her initial message and all of the other responses, mine should make perfect sense to you.

That only works in the Googlie world. Real world newsreaders are usually set to either delete or hide previously read posts. It keeps threads from becoming terribly cumbersome. That is why it is the NORM to include a bit of the previous text pertinent to your response. Just like I have done, and everyone else except for the newbie Googlies

Dave
www.davebbq.com
"Yours does make sense, and it was a nice response. It just that we don't all read the posts and responses at the same time. Sometimes it may be days between readings. so it's proper netiquette to include bit of the post to which you're responding in your response ..."

Thank you, Becky, for your courteous as well as informative reply. I would be very happy to conform to the proper protocol for posting, if I could only learn how to show the quoted text of the person I'm responding to without having to type it out word for word. I have clicked on the "show options" that follows the name of the author, but nothing there indicates clearly how to show quoted text preceding my own response.
Yes, I am a "Google newbie", and like with everything we try as newcomers, it takes time to learn all the ropes. Everyone starts out inexperienced, then learns more and more as they use a function over time. While everyone who has responded to me has given the same advice to provide some text from the person I'm replying to nobody has explained how to do this. I'm sure it's quite simple, I just haven't found the instructions that say how, if there are any.

I would be very appreciative if anyone here could explain how to do this, but ONLY if they are willing to do so in a civil and courteous manner. Rude and condescending responses aren't necessary, and neither are certain jabs about a person's so-called "stupidity".

I do wish to add this: I am happy to learn to do things correctly, but if the character assassinations continue, I won't be posting in this forum any longer.
Thank you for any help any of you can offer. Larklady
Thank you, Becky, for your courteous as well as informative reply. I would be very happy to conform to the ... follows the name of the author, but nothing there indicates clearly how to show quoted text preceding my own response.

I'm replying through Google groups now. Wow...not a very user-friendly format!! I don't see how you know which messages are new. Anyway.. If you click on "Show Options", you'll get a variety of choices so you will click on "Reply"; the entire post to which you're replying will end up pasted into the Message box for your reply. It's not a good idea to include the entire original post, so 'highlight' the parts of the post you don't need then either right click and choose "cut", or hit your delete button, so only the relevant part of the post will remain. You can then type your response under that.

I'm going to post this and see how it turned out, as I've never used Google groups. You can respond to this as practice, assuming this posts the way I plan. And if it didn't, I'll try again. Emotion: smile Becky
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