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    Quote Originally Posted by Voodoo Child View Post
    Brave Bindi even said she will film the same giant fish who killed her father when she presents her own wildlife TV show 'Jungle Girl', scheduled to air in January.
    I think it's kind of sad, it seems like she's been pressured into doing this. Maybe not by a person, but by everything and how she was brought up. Like if she didn't, she would be less of a person or something. And she's so young, how can she make a decision like that on her own? Maybe it would be better to wait til she's 18 or something, matured a little and gone through the emotions of dealing with a death, then she can decide.

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    Steve's manager John Stainton revealed the naturalist only decided to film the stingray that killed him on the spur of the moment, so his daughter could see it.
    That seems so traumatic. I guess it's just hard to imagine this from the outside looking in, without having been raised as they were. Maybe it's not as insane at it seems.

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    OMG I'm reading some of these stories and they're horrible! I'm so grateful the hospice was very kind to us--they didn't believe in having people suffer or be in pain at all. They even gave my step-dad his own little morphine botton that all he had to do was press if he was in pain. Of course it couldn't overdose him as it was only allowed to give off a certain amount of morphine during the hour but still, it was reassuring to him. This place and these doctors specialize in terminally ill patients. Their job is basically helping people die with dignity and offering understanding and comfort to the families.

    My step-dad died of lung cancer that went to his stomach and we didn't ask for an autopsy to see where else it had spread to. It didn't matter to us anymore. His poor body had gone though enough. But the doctors always told us that the morphine actually helped him breath. It relaxed the body. Without it, he would've been in excruciating pain. He was 58 yrs old at the time of his death and never smoked a day in his life. He was diagnosed with lung cancer at the age of 52. Talk about a fucked up raw deal.

    Anyway, for me, the good thing that came from that is that seeing someone die gives you a big dose of reality. You know what's important. You prioritize really quick-like. My view of the world changed a lot after witnessing three of my relatives die. Things became a lot more clear, life had purpose. In that sense, it was a blessing. I thank all three of them for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vballchica134 View Post
    I think it's kind of sad, it seems like she's been pressured into doing this. .
    This kid has been groomed to perform for the tourists at Australia Zoo and the TV cameras since she could walk and talk. In fact, her birth was filmed when Steve turned up at the hospital with a film crew. No disrespect to Steve or his family, but he was first and foremost a showman and a lot of his work involved getting wild animals to perform circus tricks for the public. He loved the animals in his way, but he also 'used' them and they earned him big bucks. Yes, he spent the money on good causes for animal conservation and protection, but he's also included his kids in the stunts he performed, and not only the infamous Baby Bob incident.

    I hope Terri (also no stranger to the camera) keeps her kids well away from the media scrum and out of the public eye for a long time so they can come to terms with losing their dad in private and without any pressure to continue 'his work'. She's 8 years old for God's sake. Back off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by A*O View Post
    Death is death whether it's peaceful or traumatic - I'd prefer not to video it as a 'keepsake' thanks. The dead deserve respect at least, and showing voyeuristic pics of Steve's death is just Wrong but I guess we all have our own moral compass on issues like this.
    I was always told that the only remotely good thing about cancer was that at least your loved ones would have some time to express thier love and caring for you before you died.
    Cancer is horrible, I have been fortunate that the few members of my family that have been diagnosed managed to beat it (if only for the time being). Because they ended up living a lot longer then expected my family learned a valuable lesson - We always hug when we see each other (it wasnt as common before as now) and we have no hestiation to say how much we love and care for one another.

    I am the kind of person who is interested in viewing surgeries footage - but I dont know about death. I would probably watch the footage with Steve because mainly it is a FREAK accident. But I would see it in much the same way as 9/11 footage - you know the people you see looking out the windows are dead. They are as dead as those who choose to jump out of the building, rather then burning alive.

    I dont see that as mockery, instead I have a tremedous feeling of sadness and lose - the same should be Steve Irwin. I would think it is much more tramatic for the daughter to think her father died while making a show for HER then to see him die. If I were there I would be running the images threw my head my whole life - not much different then actually having the footage you can see whenever you want.
    I believe Steve died living a life and promiting a cause he truly loved and believed in - he had a good life. A pity it didnt last longer, even sadder that other idiots feel the need to hurt the hurt, in a vengful manner, an animal that Steve surely would have fought to protect.

    R.I.P. Steve Irwin, you were & are still loved by millions of people and probably billions of animals.
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    For those upset by the death of Steve ....this made me smile.
    I can't attribute it to an author, it arrived in my email...

    An Interesting Day at the Rainbow Bridge.
    Rainbow Bridge is a place of both peace and anticipation as departed
    pets await their beloved owners. There are plenty of things to keep
    them contented while they wait: trees you can't get stuck in, endless
    meadows, splashing streams, thickets perfect to hide in for
    pounce-attack games.

    But one day the residents noticed some rather... unusual newcomers
    arrive.

    The koalas and the kangaroos slipped in rather quietly, but then came
    the bearded dragons, the skinks and the goannas. The influx of
    snakes startled an entire family of cats up a tree. Pythons, cobras,
    tiger snakes, brown snakes and even fierce snakes. There were so
    many at one point, it seemed the ground itself was alive with
    writhing. A burly wombat shouldered his way through the crowd and
    plopped down in a shady spot, barely missing a Jack Russell terrier
    who yapped indignantly as he abandoned his position.

    And then the crocodiles showed up.

    Finally, a Great Dane managed to get up enough nerve to approach one
    of the reptilian giants.

    "Um....excuse me," he said hesitantly. "But why are you all here?"

    The croc dropped her jaw and laughed. "Same as you, mate," she said.
    "Waitin' for someone who loved us."

    The dogs, cats, gerbils and other "typical pets" looked at each other
    in confusion, then at the plethora of weird, ugly and downright
    deadly creatures assembled. Who on Earth could possibly love some of
    those faces?

    "I see him!" shouted a green mamba from his vantage point in one of
    the trees. A cacophony of squeaks, hisses, bellows and roars erupted
    as the mob surged forward toward a lone human walking across the
    field toward the bridge. The other animals managed to catch a
    glimpse of him before he was overwhelmed by the crowd.

    "CRIKEY!" he shouted joyously right before he was bowled over by the
    wombat.

    "Well I'll be," said a Persian as she tidied up her fur. "It's that
    Aussie my human liked to watch on TV. Had to be the craziest human on
    the whole planet."

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    Quote Originally Posted by irishpig View Post
    For those upset by the death of Steve ....this made me smile.
    I can't attribute it to an author, it arrived in my email...

    An Interesting Day at the Rainbow Bridge.
    Rainbow Bridge is a place of both peace and anticipation as departed
    pets await their beloved owners. There are plenty of things to keep
    them contented while they wait: trees you can't get stuck in, endless
    meadows, splashing streams, thickets perfect to hide in for
    pounce-attack games.

    But one day the residents noticed some rather... unusual newcomers
    arrive.

    The koalas and the kangaroos slipped in rather quietly, but then came
    the bearded dragons, the skinks and the goannas. The influx of
    snakes startled an entire family of cats up a tree. Pythons, cobras,
    tiger snakes, brown snakes and even fierce snakes. There were so
    many at one point, it seemed the ground itself was alive with
    writhing. A burly wombat shouldered his way through the crowd and
    plopped down in a shady spot, barely missing a Jack Russell terrier
    who yapped indignantly as he abandoned his position.

    And then the crocodiles showed up.

    Finally, a Great Dane managed to get up enough nerve to approach one
    of the reptilian giants.

    "Um....excuse me," he said hesitantly. "But why are you all here?"

    The croc dropped her jaw and laughed. "Same as you, mate," she said.
    "Waitin' for someone who loved us."

    The dogs, cats, gerbils and other "typical pets" looked at each other
    in confusion, then at the plethora of weird, ugly and downright
    deadly creatures assembled. Who on Earth could possibly love some of
    those faces?

    "I see him!" shouted a green mamba from his vantage point in one of
    the trees. A cacophony of squeaks, hisses, bellows and roars erupted
    as the mob surged forward toward a lone human walking across the
    field toward the bridge. The other animals managed to catch a
    glimpse of him before he was overwhelmed by the crowd.

    "CRIKEY!" he shouted joyously right before he was bowled over by the
    wombat.

    "Well I'll be," said a Persian as she tidied up her fur. "It's that
    Aussie my human liked to watch on TV. Had to be the craziest human on
    the whole planet."

    Thank You for posting this.

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    Oh great - Russell Crowe is going to turn up at Steve's memorial service on Wednesday. No doubt he has written a profound poem. Can't wait.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drama_queen View Post
    Thank You for posting this.
    Awww. The original of this always makes me cry and now there's this one too.

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    Steve's manager John Stainton revealed the naturalist only decided to film the stingray that killed him on the spur of the moment, so his daughter could see it.

    He had been shooting scenes for his own new show 'Ocean's Deadliest' but suddenly decided to look for stingrays, which are known as the 'pussycats of the sea'.

    John said: "It should have been an innocent encounter for a TV show aimed at children. Bindi's new series is going to premiere next January throughout the world.

    "Steve was an integral part of that programme. We will do him proud and continue that effort."
    You know, when it's your time to go, it's just your time. Sounds to me like this really was an unexpected, freak accident. What a shame.


    Quote Originally Posted by A*O View Post
    Oh great - Russell Crowe is going to turn up at Steve's memorial service on Wednesday. No doubt he has written a profound poem. Can't wait.
    I don't know why it amuses me so much, but it does. Diehard RC fan that I am, your hatred of him makes me giggle. Is that ok? Can I keep laughing at you?

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