The girls known as Pixie and Dixie are now together forever over the Rainbow Bridge. I secretly always knew that they belonged here. I believe we had 2 or 3 fantastic homes interested in them, but something always happened and each time, I grew to know that they were here for a reason.
Pixie began to have seizures, and our vet diagnosed her with epilepsy. She passed a week later from a ruptured cyst on her tummy that was discovered less than 24 hours before her death. It was such a shock, she seemed completely fine and was actually getting better. We had an appointment to have the cyst looked at, because it had just appeared and we decided it wasn't exactly an emergency, and we'd rather her see our regular vet, but she never made it. She was my first pig who I wasn't there to at least comfort in the last moments. Dixie handled Pixie's passing well, but we soon found out that Dixie a senior pig and anemic. Again, less than 24 hours of bringing her home from the vets with meds, and a hopeful spirit, her frail body couldn't take it anymore.
Their history was unknown, but considering the events that led to their deaths, the vet determined that the girls had horrible genes that led them to practically falling apart at the seams.
Sometimes I think it may have been better for them both to have been put to sleep on December 28, when they were supposed to. They wouldn't have gone through the stress and pain they had. But then I look back at the love they got before they pranced over the Rainbow Bridge, and now I can't imagine not having those girls. The memories I have from these girls are so priceless and mean a lot to me. They really did change my life and I loved every second of being their owner, even though it was for a cruelly short time.
RIP ladies, I miss you tons.
- You can quote me
Godspeed and safe passage to two very special little spirits. The gifts of your presence will not be forgotten, and you will always be loved.
So many people, me included, wish for just a little more time with those we deeply love, just to have one more day. You got that time, for more than just one day.
As a human, I know sometimes there is a little suffering to get something that is so precious. That was what Pixie and Dixie did. They knew what they got from you made the suffering insignificant.
I look at that picture and see two very beautiful well loved guinea pigs.
They will be just fine at the rainbow bridge. There only the pleasant remains.