Henry's Thread

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For Rocky

Post   » Sun Mar 22, 2009 8:59 pm

TWP and TWP_2 - I'm so very sorry for your loss. I was hoping against hope that Henry would beat the odds and live to be 20 or so. He was a special pig, and he was truly blessed to have found such devoted friends as you two, and Frost. I'll be holding you all in the Light.

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It started with Louie...

Post   » Sun Mar 22, 2009 9:19 pm

I'm sorry your special little guy has crossed over. You gave him love and comfort to the very end.

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GL is Just Peachy

Post   » Sun Mar 22, 2009 9:19 pm

I am so sorry. Grandpa Henry lived a great, amazing life.

For the Love of Pigs

Post   » Sun Mar 22, 2009 9:25 pm

Oh I'm sorry. Henry had such a good life with you and it's so hard to lose piggies, especially certain ones. He's at peace.

Supporter in '13

Post   » Sun Mar 22, 2009 9:58 pm

Oh no. I am so sorry for your loss. Sweet Henry had his best friend and mom and dad by his side to comfort him. I know how special he was to all of you. Please take care.

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Remembering Nemo

Post   » Sun Mar 22, 2009 10:45 pm

TWP and TWP_2, I am so very sorry for your loss :((

You rest well Grandpa Henry! You have always been an inspiration for my piggies.


Post   » Sun Mar 22, 2009 11:21 pm

Hugs to you all. Grandpa Henry captured all our hearts.

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Post   » Sun Mar 22, 2009 11:49 pm

I'm sorry. He was one of the Legends of Guinea Lynx.

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Post   » Mon Mar 23, 2009 2:13 am

I'm so sorry.

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Post   » Mon Mar 23, 2009 2:23 am

I'm so sorry for your loss. What a wonderful life he had in your family. Hugs to you both and scritches to Frost for being such a great brother.


Post   » Mon Mar 23, 2009 3:17 am

We took Henry on the journey to K-State. We decided to have a necropsy done because we feel like we really don't know for sure what happened. He was doing so well in the wee hours of Sunday morning, and then to find him in the condition he was in just after lunchtime was very distressing. Also, if it turns out there were negative effects from the prolonged use of Actigall, we thought it was important for all of us guinea pig owners to know that.

K-State will also make the paw prints for us, as they did with Gilbert, Sully and Widget.

Thank you for so many kind words. Henry was an extra special pig who was so full of joy and sunshine that he kept us going on even the darkest days. When I can get up the nerve, I will write endings to his other threads. We knew when we adopted him that our time with him would be limited, and that three years was more than we could have dreamed of, but I still wish we could have had him for a little longer.

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Post   » Mon Mar 23, 2009 3:40 am

I'm so very sorry that Henry is gone. He was an amazing guy, and touched so many of our hearts.

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Got Pigs?

Post   » Mon Mar 23, 2009 6:52 am

I am saddened at the loss of Henry but I am happy he had such a nice long and happy life. He seemed to be most happy living with you both and I know how he loved Frost. I hope Frost will not take it so bad.

God Speed Grandpa Henry. You were loved and adored by so many.


Post   » Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:31 am

I downloaded an audiobook to the computer in Frost's room, so he has some gentle noise to keep him company. When I came down this morning, he came out of his tunnel to greet me and eat some hay. I have not seen him looking for Henry. Maybe Henry's passing in the cage - and Frost's role in keeping watch over him - will help him understand Henry's gone.

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Bugs Mom

Post   » Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:45 am

I think it's great that you're having a necropsy done. I'll be interested in the results as well.

I hope Frost continues to do well and not miss Henry.

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GL is Just Peachy

Post   » Mon Mar 23, 2009 10:36 am

I think that pigs are much more aware of a friend's death when they see it happening. Whereas when their buddy disappears and never comes back, it's like Elvis--they can't really believe he's gone, they only know that he was abducted by the Giant Hand and they miss him.

4 the Good of all Pigs

Post   » Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:24 am

Aww. Grandpa Henry. I agree with Brimstone-hoping he'd see a ripe old unheard of age of 15 or so! He had that spirit.

((hugs)) for you two and give scritches to Frost from me and my herd.

It is a sad time for GL.

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I GAVE, dammit!

Post   » Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:46 am

Grandpa Henry was so special. I know we all loved him and felt like we knew him. STF is right, he had that spirit. I remember telling my vet about him on a few occasions, he was amazing.

Lethal Lover

Post   » Mon Mar 23, 2009 2:58 pm

Grandpa Henry will be missed so much. I know he is happily running in the green fields of grass at the Rainbow Bridge with all our little beloveds. Hugs to you Jim and Diana.

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Still supporting in 2014

Post   » Mon Mar 23, 2009 3:11 pm

It was so hard to go to bed last night, knowing that Henry would pass while I was away. I'm glad he went in peace and with love. I hope Frost continues to do well, although I'm sure he will grieve in his way.

Love to all of you.

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