Reba: Satin w/arthritis, bone loss, & teeth issues

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I GAVE, dammit!

Post   » Sat Jul 08, 2006 7:52 am

Oh dear, I'm so very sorry. You did so much for her, and it sounds as if she had a wonderful life with you.

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I GAVE, dammit!

Post   » Sat Jul 08, 2006 8:08 am

I'm so sorry.

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I GAVE, dammit!

Post   » Sat Jul 08, 2006 8:21 am

You took such good care of Reba, hon. I remember all the phone calls in the middle of the night.

That pig and her potential dietary goodies were probably discussed more than she could have ever known. You were so inventive and caring and even your laptop bears the "scars."

And I'm sure she's the only pig anyone ever made piggie pancakes for.

You did the best job you could have done. It was just a tough shot from the beginning. I know you'll miss her, but also consider how she's probably relieved to not have to suffer anymore.

Hugs from me and HF.

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Post   » Sat Jul 08, 2006 9:00 am

I'm so sorry for your loss. You took wonderful care of Reba these past few months. Hugs to you and your family.

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Post   » Sat Jul 08, 2006 9:06 am

I'm so sorry you lost her. She was well loved by you and your family. RIP little one.

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I GAVE, dammit!

Post   » Sat Jul 08, 2006 9:33 am

I'm so sorry. She was a beautiful girl who was very loved. Rest well Reba.

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GL is Just Peachy

Post   » Sat Jul 08, 2006 9:43 am

I'm so sorry. You made her life so good--Suzi is still jealous of the Tomato World calendar pic.

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Barbara Osborn
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Post   » Sat Jul 08, 2006 9:45 am

Sleep well Reba. You were very loved in your life.

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Post   » Sat Jul 08, 2006 9:49 am

I am so very sorry, mammabear66. I know you loved her to pieces. And when you care intimately for a guinea pig over such a long time you become much closer. I know you will miss her.

Who's your Branni?

Post   » Sat Jul 08, 2006 9:57 am

Sorry babygirl. Bigfatlove to the daddybear.

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Post   » Sat Jul 08, 2006 10:48 am

I'm so sorry.

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Post   » Sat Jul 08, 2006 10:57 am

Oh, I'm very sorry you lost little Reba. It's very hard to loose them, as Lynx said, when you've spent so much time taking care of them.

I know this is a difficult time, but would you consider allowing your vet to do bone tissue samples? The vets are finally getting the message that there are problems with satins and the more information they have, the more we can help future pigs. Just something to consider.

Rest well, sweet Reba.

With a Touch of Insanity

Post   » Sat Jul 08, 2006 5:45 pm

Thanks all.

We took her to the vet's office this morning to be cremated. The vet was unavailable but we were promised that she would be given our message offering for her to perform a necropsy or whatever else she felt she may want to do for educational purposes.

We let Radar say goodbye as he was her protector and had gotten upset when he heard her struggling. When we put him back in the cage he went inside Reba's pigloo and stayed there. He wouldn't even come out for their bedtime snack before I went upstairs and he refused the cherry I reached in with, even tho I know he loves cherries.

Rojita has been continually walking to the door of the pigloo and looking in today. There is nobody there anymore for her to bully and steal from. None of the four wheeked for veggies this morning.

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Post   » Sat Jul 08, 2006 6:19 pm

It's a sad time for all -- animals and humans alike miss Reba.

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Post   » Sat Jul 08, 2006 6:26 pm

I'm sorry, Mammabear66

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Post   » Sat Jul 08, 2006 6:32 pm

I'm so sorry Mammabear. I remember the kids and I playing with little Reba at Becci's. She was a precious little girl and I'm glad she found a forever home with you. She passed the best way, in your arms.

Just curious, do you still go to Dr. Lieb?

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E's Moriarity

Post   » Sat Jul 08, 2006 7:06 pm

I'm sorry to hear about Reba.

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Post   » Sat Jul 08, 2006 8:11 pm

Hi Robyn! I haven't seen you around much lately!

Yes, Dr. Lieb is absolutely fantastic! She works so hard for her patients and actually shows true concern for them as a living being rather than how they will benefit her pocketbook. I have had vets before who seemed to see their critter clients only as dollar signs and it is so refreshing to see her caring and compassion. She is also very straightforward with what she feels is the best route for the animal, yet also shows that she realizes the bond between the animal and its human parents. I will not switch vets until she is no longer practicing.

"She passed the best way, in your arms."

I know this is true, and I am happy that I was there at that time, but I selfishly wished I wasn't at one point. She has proven herself a fighter and she fought the end for way too long last nite. It was horrible. Except that one of the last things she did was cuddle up and kiss me. I feel really bad for waking daddybear and putting him thru that, even tho I know he wanted to be there as she was his baby and owned his heart.

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Post   » Sat Jul 08, 2006 8:58 pm

Oh mb66, I am so sorry your sweet, sweet girl has left you. :( You and your family are in my thoughts. It is so very hard to loose are wonderful, dear friends.

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Post   » Sat Jul 08, 2006 9:55 pm

I'm so very sorry. I know that type of end is gut wrenching but at least you were there with her.

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